- Posted June 2, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The best things about Poland
Resilient Spirit of Warsaw
Warsaw's enchanting Market Square, with its Easter egg colored buildings and twinkling lights is the perfect spot to soak up the beauty that is Warsaw. While feasting on delicious Polish treats, it is not at all apparent that approximately 85% of the entirety of Warsaw was once systematically razed. In all the destruction World War II brought about, both in Poland, and Warsaw, its treasure of a capital city, neither people nor buildings were spared.
Yet, the proud, resilient people, chose to rebuild their jewel, piece by precious piece, pouring in all the love they had for their home and capital, having only to base their construction on town plans and paintings. Despite the odds, they were able to recreate one of the the most, beautiful, interesting and exciting cities in Europe.
Sitting here, pondering the strength and resilience such downtrodden people mustered to take on this great project and the beauty with which they did it, reinforces my belief that anything is possible, that the strength and grace of humanity can triumph against all odds.