Toruń! Part 2: city

Last time you could see a bit of gingerbread museum, this time I want to show you the city!

The old town looks absolutely stunning.

Walking around is a pleasure. Next to the old town is a river so it’s got a feeling of the seaside port.

One of the highlights was definitely a church. Church tower to be specific. You can climb it (which is quite challenging) and see an amazing view of the city!

Inside of the tower was interesting too of course.

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Toruń! Part 1: Piernikis

Hello, Juliet here! I feel very adventurous lately :3 So on Saturday I went for a trip with my Bear. Trip to Toruń, Polish capital of gingerbread!

The first part will be about the gingerbread museum. Which is not really a museum but a bakery. The museum tour was a show and an interactive one!

First the witch told us about all the ingredients of the gingerbread and what are their functions. She has shown all of them to us. Then came the baker and showed us how to make a dough with a little help of visiting children. Then came a little quiz, which was fun ’cause we got to remember better the stuff about “pierniki”.

Then came the exciting part! We could make our own gingerbread! We got the dough (prepared weeks earlier, because the dough has to wait for a long time before being put into the right shape and baked) and we could make the gingerbread into the shape we wanted using special wooden forms. Then we had to wait for it to be baked, so we could take it as a souvenir.

Second part of the show, was the bakery from the beginning of XX century. There we could see how the machinery started to slowly take over. People started to produce more in a shorter time. Also, to save money, cheaper ingredients started to be used, sugar instead of honey for example.

Later we had a chance to decorate gingerbread but I’m not really talented at it. We took our art piece home as a souvenir.

The whole place smelled so good!!! I absolutely loved it. And the experience was cool. Especially because the workers talked in the traditional manner which was funny and very cool! I enjoyed their explanations the most :3

See you soon in the next part about the city! ^^

The Old Zoo

Literally old zoo. There are two zoos in my city. The Old Zoo and the New Zoo. The New Zoo was built later and most of the animals were transferred from the Old to the New, so they can have a lot more space.

The Old Zoo was transformed into park and you can enter for free! But a lot of smaller animals are still there.

Let me introduce: black swan. Cool one. Likes to bite people. Thanks to that I could take a photo!

Here are the other birds. They are very pretty!

Look at these beauties. I absolutely love them! They are really friendly. They aren’t afraid of people at all.

I think I can call them my favourite animals!

I was quite surprised to see a herb garden in the zoo!

There are other magical places as well.

You can’t climb these stairs but they look pretty nice and a little bit wild.

Back to animals. There were sheep that were eating grass all the time. They weren’t bothered by people at all.

Adorable ❤

It was such a fun day!

And with the special someone who finally came back from his trip. Welcome back!

Have a great day everyone! See you really soon!

Green

Poznań Palm House is a wonderful place. Even though I have been there before I had so much fun! You can feel like a true explorer! Going through flora of the different continents, seeing plants you wouldn’t normally see – it’s an amazing experience.

It’s is basically a huge greenhouse where you can see plants from all over the world.

Some of them have really interesting names. The polish name for this one is banana of wisdom. Quite funny, don’t you think? ^^

Cactus.

In the greenhouse you could find ponds with beautiful fish as well.

Hello there!

Koi?

There were other animals too!

Some plants are simply beautiful.

Some may be magical. Isn’t this Mandragora from Harry Potter? Haha

This photo is not edited, the colors are this vibrant in real life. Surprising, isn’t it?

Walking there I felt like in a Jurassic Park!

But much nicer. There were also aquariums, but I’m not really interested in them.

The Palm House looks so cool from the outside as well.

And it’s located in the park so the area around is very pretty. If you’re not interested in plants or don’t want to spend money, I recommend visiting the Willson Park. It’s beautiful. You can just chill and relax.

That’s it for today! Have a great day and smile a lot!

Love ❤

Mansion

I thought it’s impossible to learn history in a fun way. But guess what, I’ve gotten really interested in the history of my region after visiting the Rogalin Palace.

The building is amazing. And huge! Fortunately I was able to go inside.

I was really surprised seeing this. Quite unexpected design, right?

It was so dark inside, to prevent damage to the furniture. So it was difficult to take photos.

I love the old desks. They are truly stylish!

I want to have one too!

The library is lovely. The stairs caught my attention instantly.

The other rooms are mix of the different styles.

Beautiful furniture!

I was able to see the old vehicles as well.

I don’t know why, but they remind me of the “Beauty and the beast” Disney animation.

I was able to see how the vehicles changed over the years and read about them.

But I like the garden and the park more than a palace itself.

Interesting structure, right?

Works of art here and there…

This shot looks like I’m a paparazzi, haha!

Don’t hide from me!

I fell in love with this alley. Walking there I felt like Marianne from “Sense and sensibility”. I love this book!

Here you can see the palace seen from the garden.

This photo was taken from the structure you’ve seen before.

Here you can see the front view of the palace.

Moving on to the park. The beautiful park! There were over a 600 years old trees there! As you can see they need some support to stand.

​I have instantly thought of the Ents, Treebeard to be precise.

​Nature!

​The most surprising building near the palace is a little church. I was so confused.

​​I was wondering if I stepped on some kind of teleport that transported me to Greece.

Unfortunately the doors were closed and I couldn’t go inside.

As of the last photo from the palace area, I present you a little cottage!

It was just cute. I couldn’t resist.

On the way back we visited Kórnik for a moment. I’ve seen amazing church there, so here’s the photo!

And the close up of the front.

Here’s the gate as well!

Looks like a castle, doesn’t it?
If you want to learn more about the palace go to the museum website or visit museum yourself. I truly recommend it!

By the way, it’s funny, we are so careful with the items from the past and usually we’re not even allowed to touch them, but people used them as normal everyday things. Would our things be treated the same way in the future?

Thanks for reading this long post! Have a good day everyone! See you soon! :*