WROCLAW, POLAND – THE MARKET SQUARE

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May 8, 2015

Today my travels took me to Wroclaw, Poland where I spent the day exploring the Market Square and  areas near by.  Market Square was originally built in the 13th century  but most of  the buildings  today are 1950’2  reconstruction  due to the siege on Wroclaw during the WWII war.   Today  I  this Square is full of  people, activity and beautiful  colorful buildings:

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Town Hall from 1290

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These two buildings joined with an arch are commonly called

Hansel and Gretel .

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Salt Square (the trading place for salt) which connects to the Market Square.

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Any kind of restaurant you can imagine.

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I found this on the way to the Market Square –  “The Passage” statues descending  into the earth. Dedicated to those who went underground on Dec. 13, 1981 when the Communist government declared martial law  to try to kill the solidarity movement.  Martial law stays in effect into 1983.

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Near  by  there was also a sobering display of  dozens  of Wroclaw  photos  in 1945, after being bombed during WWII  and  how those same locations  look today.

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There was also a drone flying over head in the Square – a little creepy,

Stay tuned …..more to come of Wroclaw…

Thanks for reading!

 

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Ludwig
    May 12, 2015 @ 22:38:34

    So pretty! I love the colors!

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