Nice sitting area:
By the time we unpacked a bit it was about 12:30, so we hit the streets to look for a lunch spot. We weren't too choosy, picking about the first restaurant we came to! We shared a small pizza with spinach, feta cheese and parma ham, it was very tasty.
Along the way--interesting contrast of the old and the new. The "old' building was built during the communist era, in the 1950's.
The city must completely disappear from the surface of the earth and serve only as a transport station for the Wehrmacht. No stone can remain standing. Every building must be razed to its foundation.
Warsaw has to be pacified, that is, razed to the ground.
As we walked around the square, we initially were both a bit "put off" by the new buildings. (although I'm almost embarrassed to admit that now) After talking about it a bit, we realized that the rebuilding of the square is actually a wonderful testament to the great strength, pride and determination of the Polish people. After our brief time here and in Krakow, I absolutely have a new found respect and admiration for Poland.
We left the square and walked around the pretty lanes along the reconstructed old city wall.
I spotted this on the side of a building--made me smile!
We popped into a church for a quick look: