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SZCZECIN POLAND

2 nights.

In 2013 i was on my way from Germany to Torun Poland. Staying 2 nights in the Ibis Hotel Szczecin.. Glad i did because Szczecin is a interesting place.
Szczecin is in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. 40 miles from the sea,, on the river Oder, near the German border. The recorded history goes back to the 8th century. -- I was told to pronouce Szczecin as " Shcheh-Cheen" still couldn"t manage to get it right. In German it is Stettin.--- It is said that Catherine the Great was born in Szczecin. -- The cathedral of St. James, is a Roman Catholic church. From the 12th - 14th century. It was partially destroyed by the Red Army in 1945 by shelling. There is a lift up the tower, charge of 10 zl. ---In Jasne Bolnia park there is a large statue of Pope John Paul 2. ----The white Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Griffin.-- I arrived and left by Szczecin at Glowny rail station in 2013. The station has since been modernised. There are trams in Szczecin ,but i did not use them. --- At a modern tower block, is a cafe and viewing place at the top . In a street called Stare Miasto are brightly coloured buildings ,that have been restored since the War. ----- There was a tourist trail on the footpaths , yellow or red arrows painted on the floor. i tried to do the red route, but in in some places the paint had faded. Still a good idea. -----SZCZECIN  POLAND     Ibis Hotel, i stayed 2 nights.

SZCZECIN POLAND Ibis Hotel, i stayed 2 nights.

SZCZECIN .. Ibis Hotel  restuarant.

SZCZECIN .. Ibis Hotel restuarant.

SZCZECIN,......Meal in Ibis Hotel Restuarant.

SZCZECIN,......Meal in Ibis Hotel Restuarant.

SZCZECIN  POLAND .   Glowny rail station front in April 2013.

SZCZECIN POLAND . Glowny rail station front in April 2013.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.   Glowny  train station Departures in 2013. I believe the station as been moderised.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Glowny train station Departures in 2013. I believe the station as been moderised.

SZCZECIN  POLAND... Town Tram., at railway station.

SZCZECIN POLAND... Town Tram., at railway station.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.     City Hall  19th Century.

SZCZECIN POLAND. City Hall 19th Century.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.  Soviet Memorial.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Soviet Memorial.

POLISH BEER.     Nice.

POLISH BEER. Nice.

ANOTHER POLISH BEER.    Tasty.

ANOTHER POLISH BEER. Tasty.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND    Monument of Polish Endeavor.

SZCZECIN POLAND Monument of Polish Endeavor.

SZCZECIN  POLAND... Statue of Pope John Paul 2 in Jasne Blonia Park.

SZCZECIN POLAND... Statue of Pope John Paul 2 in Jasne Blonia Park.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.  Modern tower with cafe at top and viewing..

SZCZECIN POLAND. Modern tower with cafe at top and viewing..

SZCZECIN  POLAND.  View from top of modern tower .

SZCZECIN POLAND. View from top of modern tower .

SZCZECIN  POLAND.    Train station in  April  2013.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Train station in April 2013.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN.  POLAND.

SZCZECIN. POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.    Near the Ibis Hotel.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Near the Ibis Hotel.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.    Restored buildings in Stare Miasto.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Restored buildings in Stare Miasto.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.   Old Town Hall in Stare Miasto.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Old Town Hall in Stare Miasto.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.   Other end of  Old Town Hall.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Other end of Old Town Hall.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.     Castle Tower.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Castle Tower.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.     Castle , seat of the Dukes of Griffin.

SZCZECIN POLAND. Castle , seat of the Dukes of Griffin.

SZCZECIN   POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.

SZCZECIN POLAND.

SZCZECIN  POLAND   Down by the river Oder.

SZCZECIN POLAND Down by the river Oder.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.    National Sea Museum.

SZCZECIN POLAND. National Sea Museum.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.  The cathedral was partially destroyed by the Red Army in the 1945 shelling.

SZCZECIN POLAND. The cathedral was partially destroyed by the Red Army in the 1945 shelling.

SZCZECIN  POLAND.      CATHEDRAL .. Roman Catholic.

SZCZECIN POLAND. CATHEDRAL .. Roman Catholic.

SZCZECIN  POLAND .  Inside Cathedral of St. James.

SZCZECIN POLAND . Inside Cathedral of St. James.

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