A few years ago we spent a wonderful month travelling around Poland. We visited most major population centres and some much smaller ones, in almost every case utilizing Poland’s excellent rail network. It soon became apparent that destinations such as Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Tarnow, Lublin and Czestochowa benefit from a significant number of visitors, but cities such as Wroclaw, Poznan and Lodz are somewhat off-the-beaten-track (despite having lots to see and do). Here are a few photos to entice you to engage with the gritty delights of these fascinating cities. The first few photos (and the very last one) are of Wroclaw, the next few are of Poznan (the Poznan photos include the steam locomotive), and the last few are of Lodz (note the wonderful mosaic decorating the ceiling of a tomb in the Jewish cemetery, and the tomb in the city’s main Christian cemetery that resembles an Orthodox church).