Poland – Gliwice – My Home Town

We all have it – the special place that is IT. A place where we live now or want to come back to; a place that speaks to our hearts. For me it is here. An unassuming city in a country far, far away from where I live now. Gliwice, in Poland. Welcome to my home town ๐Ÿ™‚

These are apartment building in the town square. They are old, but beautifully renovated. This is a good place to live if you ย like to be in the center of all that is going on – you should also like contemporary music of all kinds. Town square is the place where during summer all sorts of concerts take place.

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The Town Hall is where wedding ceremonies are conducted. On the second floor is a room dedicated to this noble purpose. From spring till fall during all weekends one my admire brides and grooms taking pictures in the square. It is lovely place relax, sip coffee, feed pigeons, and observe people.

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This mysterious looking place is the arcade on the side of Town Hall.

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This magnificent building houses a post office.

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This is one of the most elaborate and grand buildingsย in the city.ย It has always been a hotel. Back in the day when Gliwice was a German city, this was the most luxurious hotel where all the rich people stayed. Today the first floor houses a restaurant and a bank.

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One more look at the town square.

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I am adding my post to Tiny ExpatsShow Your World:

http://tinyexpats.com/2016/02/05/show-your-world-shanghai-venice-xitang/

 

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34 thoughts on “Poland – Gliwice – My Home Town

        1. Ha ha…well, since you asked. I have been eight times to Poland, and seven times to Krakow and area (Niepolomice, Wieliczka, Tarnow, Oswiecim). I will always want to go back there, but also still have much to see in Warsaw. I have been there twice, Wroclaw twice, and Gdansk area (Gydynia, Sopot, Hel, Malbork). Also Zakopane for three visits, including twice backpacking in Tatras. Katowice, Gliwice, Czestochowa, Radom, and the little towns of Niedzica and Solec. Tatras was pretty special, but there are fond memories of every place I’ve been. And also, Poland is not always such an easy place to be at times. Its also the many stark contrasts that I find so fascinating.

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  1. Such a cute town ๐Ÿ™‚ We used to live in Pardubice, CZ, up until a couple of months ago. It was a bit similar to Gliwice, I think, with a beautiful town square and old houses. I really like that about European cities that managed to preserve their historical buildings. Thank you for participating in Show Your World linkup!

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  2. Linked up with the Show Your World series this month, and I wanted to come over to check out your post. The photos are beautiful! I would love to see your hometown in person.

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