Time to visit….Torun, Poland again

What a lovely day was today!  Not because it was 68 degrees (20 Celsius) but because I got to check out once again one of the prettiest cities here Torun, Poland! Yes, I have been to Torun more times than I can count because of dear friends we have living down there but I never, ever get tired of walking around this lovely city!

Today I went down there with a few of my husbands co-workers wives and we got a tour guide to give us the inside scoop of several of the sights, checked out the planetarium and stopped at a cute little restaurant for a quick snack before heading home.

Off to the planetarium we go!

Off to the planetarium we go!

Show time, time to see the stars, or for some of the group a 20 minute power nap.

Show time, time to see the stars, or for some of the group a 20 minute power nap.

What a great way to spend the day then with this group a great ladies!

What a great way to spend the day then with this group a great ladies!

Having I mentioned I love the changing of colors in the fall?  Does this take your breath away?

Having I mentioned I love the changing of colors in the fall? Does this not take your breath away?

Yes, not all of Torun is old and pretty much of it is modern like this.

Yes, not all of Torun is old and pretty much of it is modern like this.

What a great place to take a break from classes!

What a great place to take a break from classes!

On of the original towers in Torun.  Can you see how much it is leaning forward from over the years?

On of the original towers in Torun. Can you see how much it is leaning forward from over the years?

One of us trying to put our feet against the building and keep our shoulders touching the building as well and then lift our arms up for 5 seconds.  If you can do, then legend has it that you are a honorable person.  None of us where able to do it.  Does that say something about my friends?

One of us trying to put our feet against the building and keep our shoulders touching the building as well and then lift our arms up for 5 seconds. If you can do it, then legend has it that you are an honorable person. None of us where able to do it. Does that say something about my friends?

For the most part this what the sidewalks look like in old parts of town.  Good thing for comfortable shoes.

For the most part this is what the sidewalks look like in old parts of town. Good thing for comfortable shoes.

One of the old graineries being restored.

One of the old graineries being restored.

Oh, I love fall colors!

Oh, I love fall colors!

This is going to be me and my hubby in about 40 years!

This is going to be me and my hubby in about 40 years!

This building was just bought by the city I think for 5 million zlotys and is going to be converted into a music hall of sorts.

This building was just bought by the city I think for 5 million zlotys and is going to be converted into a music hall of sorts.

An old clock in one of the towns church tower.

An old clock in one of the town’s church tower.

You don't see Polish pottery everywhere in Poland but you do see every once and a while.  I might have to go back and do a shopping trip.

You don’t see Polish pottery everywhere in Poland but you do see every once in a while. I might have to go back and do a shopping trip.

One of the few old city gates leading into the old part of town.  This one is from the 14th century.

One of the few old city gates leading into the old part of town. This one is from the 14th century.

Yep, fall is coming to Poland.

Yep, fall is coming to Poland.

Just one of the few brass sculptures in the town.

Just one of the few brass sculptures in the town.

A few of us decided we are defiantly coming back for a shopping trip when we stumbled upon this HUGE craft store.

A few of us decided we are defiantly coming back for a shopping trip when we stumbled upon this HUGE craft store.

The city crest above an archway at the old city hall building.

The city crest above an archway at the old city hall building.

Aren't views like this amazing?

Aren’t views like this amazing?

The golden frogs.  If you rub them you will get good luck or something like that.  I was to busy taking pictures to hear the whole story.

The golden frogs. If you rub them you will get good luck or something like that. I was to busy taking pictures to hear the whole story.

One of the many churches here.

One of the many churches here.

Just one of the shopping streets.

Just one of the shopping streets.

The basement of the restaurant where we took a little break.  I love going into the old buildings here as you never know what you are going to find here.

The basement of the restaurant where we took a little break. I love going into the old buildings here as you never know what you are going to find here.

The city jail.  How neat looking is that building?

The city jail. How neat looking is that building?

We drove by this interesting building.  It is going to be some sort of Catholic shrine.  I can't wait to see the final product.

We drove by this interesting building. It is going to be some sort of Catholic shrine. I can’t wait to  see it when it is finished.

I could have not asked for better weather, better friends, and a better town to visit to spend my day.  Now if only I could find my husband a job there so I could spend more time just wondering and finding other hidden gems in this town!  I could visit this town, again and again, and again and…….

What town would  you visit or and over again?

love kelley
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5 Responses to Time to visit….Torun, Poland again

  1. Scott R. Lucado says:

    Great photos; we had a wonderful time in Torun when we visited.

    One detail about the closeup of the clock tower–in the 8 position, there’s a hole left over from a military assault.

    Torun is a good place to learn about Poland’s history as the grain producer for Europe. Sellers would make rafts from trees in southern Poland, float them down the Vistula to grain-producing areas, proceed on to the Baltic coast, and sell the grain for export, to places as far away as Spain. On top of that, they’d break up the rafts and sell the timber. Very clever!

    Then they’d head upstream and start all over again.

  2. Quincy says:

    Really awesome to see how other expats live in Poland! :-) Keep going like that, really nice to read stories how you live your life in Poland.
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  4. Helen says:

    My father was born in Torun but left during WWII so I have a huge interest though its on the other side of the world to me – must get there someday. Appreciate your notes and photos.
    But … did you get to experience the Piernik Torunski – gingerbread specialty of Torun?
    thanks, Helen

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