Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Wroclaw #7




One of my favorite little treasures in Wroclaw is the Hala Stulecia (translated as Centennial Hall), formerly called Hala Ludowa. It was constructed in 1911, while under the German Empire, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many great speakers have taken the stage at this hall, and even just as recently as a few months ago, a European financial forum was held here.

Surrounding the hall is a gorgeous park, Japanese gardens, a big needle (pictured above...have no idea it's purpose), and a giant, 300-jet fountain that performs to music. We escaped to this area several times on our trip to have a drink or some ice cream and make use of the rare and valuable wireless Internet.


9 comments:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

What a beautiful place to just hang out and have ice cream! You always have the best pictures!

Darlene said...

This sounds like a wonderful place to visit. You're lucky to be able to experience all these great sites and then of course share them with us.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Beautiful! It looks a little bit like the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Zibilee said...

I am amazed by how pristine everything looks in your photos. It seems like a very clean and maintained place. Very cool!

Serena said...

This sounds like a great hall....did it survive WWI in tact? Just curious since you mentioned it was built in 1911....and I'm currently reading WWI books for the War Through the Generations challenge.

Alyce said...

Everything looks so stately and majestic.

caite said...

love the needle...and it needs no purpose except to look pretty.

Marie said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for brightening my dreary winter day with these!

bermudaonion said...

It looks more modern than that. Great photos!