Project 365: Day 304 – The tomb of the unknown soldier

1st May 2015 – Warsaw, Poland


On a labour day, I find not inclined to the labourer.

I find myself cheering away the changing of a guard.

Warsaw has cobblestone streets and paved roads,

And they make one hell of a sight when stomped hard.

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The marcher meets the shutterbug – Warsaw, Poland

The day had a bright red and white tinge to it. Most importantly because of all the Polish flags that were flying around Warsaw.

There were 2 reasons why there were so many flags, and why the presidential palace had a live rendering of traditional songs. One was the Polish flag day, which was on the 3rd of May. The other reason of the hour, was that it was labour day today. Oh my, I should check my calendar more often!

After watching the flags for a while, and meeting some couch surfers to walk around with, we proceeded to the Tomb of the unknown soldier. One of many such monuments erected after the First World war, the one in Warsaw is probably the most famous one. And surprisingly, this is the only surviving part of the Saxon palace, which was obliterated in WWII.

We arrived just in time to see the hourly change of guard. Well, these guys could give the beefeaters a run for their money! They stomped hard, stomped long, and gave a neat, majestic sight for the people who watched and cheered them on.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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