One of the most fascinating things
about Warsaw is the fact that it is almost entirely made up of "new" buildings.
Some 90% of the city was completely gutted during World War 2, and the
decision was made afterwards to rebuild in the image of what it had been
like before the war. Wandering around the rebuilt Old City is certainly
a great way to spend an afternoon and evening, made all the more so since
guidebooks invariably refer to the buildings as being "from the 17th century"
even though they are less than 60 years old.