Reason for the trip
I haven’t posted in a while as I had a hard week, which was full of work. On Monday I’ve visited the city of Torun. It wasn’t only a sightseeing trip, I was also invited to give a speech at a seminar at the Nicolaus Copernicus university. The speech was about my Ph.D. thesis and went quite well.
City with a great history
After my speech, I’ve left the university and I have headed to Torun’s old town to do some sightseeing. Torun is one of the oldest cities in Poland. It was founded by Teutonic Knights, and it got its city rights in the year 1233.
Torun is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, a famous Polish astronomer, which is best known for writing the “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres“. This book changed our view of solar system forever. A funny coincidence was that I visited Torun just a day after 544 birthday of Birthday.
The Torun’s Old Town is a part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites since 1997. I’ve spent first two hours there. I’ve taken some pictures. I also tried to use my tripod for shooting DLSR videos of myself in Casey Neistat’s style. I think, that this skill might by useful during my visit to the Svalbard Archipelago. The results weren’t bad, but I still have to optimize focusing in my videos, as a camera was focussing on the background from time to time.
Superb beer and bad weather
Unfortunately, it was really cold and windy, after some time I decided to get some beer. Hence I visited an inn (Pod modrym fartuchem) located at the New Town Market. It is said to be the oldest inn in Torun, it was opened in the year 1489. I ate a dinner there (chicken breast with fries and salad), and I also had a great gingerbread beer.
After leaving the inn I continued my sightseeing in the Torun’s Old Town. Unfortunately, the weather started getting worse after 4 p.m., and the first raindrops started falling from the sky. Soon it was raining, hence I decided to make a stop at some restaurant at about 5 p.m. The restaurant’s menu was filled with dumplings. I ordered a large portion of oven baked dumplings stuffed with a beef meet. The dumplings were great and tasty. By great, I mean rally large. I was only able to eat three of them. I asked for a container and I took remaining two with me.
After the meal, I decided to start my walk to the railway station. To get there I had to cross a bridge on the Vistula river. It was still raining, and the wind nearly damaged my umbrella. Finally, I got to the railway station, where I spent about one hour before my departure to Warsaw. Fortunately, there is a free wifi access available in the building, therefore I was able to do some internet surfing during my free time there.