There’s no denying that the carefully restored historical buildings in the Old Town are handsome. The street art scene is not only political but humorous – think of a crotch grabbing Storm Trooper channelling his inner Michael Jackson. The writer in me loved spending hours in their hip and stylish cafes like Cafe Popularna and Brama Jazz Cafe. And the urban grittiness is somehow still appealing to me.
I can’t help it, but I love Szczecin, Poland.
Spending a weekend there last July, I happily walked around the city taking pictures with my iPhone spastically uploading them to Instagram. I just couldn’t stop and can you blame me?
The Pomeranian Duke’s Castle off in the distance.
The architecture in Szczecin is a mishmash of Art Nouveau, Gothic, Renaissance and even hints of social realism. This is the Old City Town Hall.
This part of the Old Town was only restored in the 1990’s.
This incredibly elaborate building is used as a custom’s office.
Poland is a religious country, evident by the abundant number of churches and cathedrals.
Szczecin is Poland’s seventh largest city with a population of 407,000 and an important sea port. The naval theme is depicted in various statues and artwork throughout the city.
This also happens to be my favorite Instagram photo from my weekend in Szczecin.
Szczecin from above as seen from Cafe 22.
So what do you think of Szczecin (Stettin auf Deutsch)? Would you visit this Polish city?
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