Julia, Chelsea and I standing on the Penitent Bridge overlooking the city of Wrocław. This bird's eye view set us up for a great weekend of sight seeing in this cultural capital of Poland.
The Penitent Bridge is named after a legend about a girl named Tekla. She did not want to get married or work, just party, so she was cursed to stay on this bridge for her entire life to clean it while overlooking the citizens having fun.
Wrocław is known for its dwarf statues. These dwarfs were originally used as a graffiti protest against the communist powers in Poland. Today, there are over 350 dwarfs located throughout the city.
This neon sign was part of an art exhibit at the Modern Art Museum. In Polish, Gość means guest, Inność means difference and Gośćinność means to host a guest. It comments on the political hostility towards difference throughout the world and in Poland.
In 2016, Wrocław was voted the cultural capital of Europe, and is consistently seen as the cultural capital of Poland. This is, in part, due to the robust music scene including a beautiful symphony hall and band, an opera and a ballet.
This painting was done in Wrocław and is currently displayed at the museum and palace near the Old Town. It further goes to show why this city is seen as a huge area of culture.
This old building is actually home to one of the largest libraries in the city; it is the Wrocław University Library and houses important books, documents and art from Poland and Germany's histories
Flags are up all over the town square to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day for Poland; the red and white can be seen all over town in preparation for the marches and parades on November 11