Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Poland in Pictures #1: Warsaw



King Zigmund's Column, located in Castle Square, erected in 1644




Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since 1925 has contained the body of a young unidentified soldier that died in battle in 1918.




The best soup on earth that I could eat every day...Zurek.  To my knowledge, we have nothing in the US that compares.




Pillar in the Holy Cross Church...within it is the urn containing Frederic Chopin's heart.


14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Poland looks lovely! What's in Zurek? Have you ever tried to make it?

JoAnn said...

I'm trying to figure out what's in that soup, too. Could be a Weekend Cooking post in there ;-)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

That's so interesting that they have a tomb of the unknown soldier too! Makes you think of all the soldiers around the world that have lost their lives and were never given a proper burial.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Yes, we need a cooking post for that one!

Ti said...

I Googled that soup. It sounds very yummy. Rye flour, eggs, sausage. Yum yum!

James Chester said...

I can't make any claims for Zurek, but have you been to the small soup places in Manhattan? Like the Soup Nazi's on Seinfield? I did go to one on my last trip to New York and oh my goodness.... I could totally understand why people might put up with the Soup Nazi for really good soup.

Darlene said...

Great pics but what is in that soup? It looks like eggs. Anyway it looks yummy.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I'm thinking I need the recipe for Zurek as well!!

Tasha Brandstatter said...

What is zurek made of?

Beth F said...

Yes! Recipe please!

caite said...

Nice pics!
And yes, tell us more about this soup. Must know!

Iliana said...

Oh that soup looks yummy! Have you tried making it at home?
I want to go to Poland one day!

Anna said...

Now you've made me crave soup! Glad you had a great trip.

stacybuckeye said...

Any soup in a bread bowl must be good :)