Main Square in the Warsaw Old Town, which was totally recreated after World War Two

Click on title to view photo in large format. Warsaw Old Town Market Place is the main square in the historic center of the Polish capital. In retribution for the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, the square was blown up by the Nazi’s during World War Two. After the war, the square was rebuilt, using photos and old plans for authenticity. Residents sifted though the rubble for decorative items and cleaned bricks that could be reused. Still, information on every structure was not always available, thus today the buildings exhibit architectural styles from earlier periods as well as from the years just preceding the war. The result, however is simply stunning. The Warsaw Old Town Market Square ranks among the most beautiful I have ever seen, and the iconic dolphin sculpture at its center is the icing on the cake.