Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tarabuk Cafe, Powisle

Cafe Tarabuk is just near the beautiful Warsaw University Library, a place I am yet to photograph properly, and only a few hundred metres from the Vistula. It is a really cosy little cafe. A great place to relax and read some books. We chose to sit in the window seats, which actually means sitting in the window.
It is really cool, like being a display model for the shop. That, and the fact the sun was streaming in and kept us cosy and warm there, whereas outside, if you weren't facing the sun you could turn into some form of iceperson.
I decided it would be nice to have an apple slice. Yum. The coffee was decent but a little too short on my double espresso and seemed more like an espresso. The girl was a little confused and easily distracted but very nice none the less.
They have some very cool lighting in there. For all I know, they could be stock standard IKEA wear/fare but I thought the attachment of little wildflowers to the lamp shades was very sweet.
Although, I have to admit, at first I thought they were spiders on them.
This lamp looks like a bamboo rice steamer with flowers inside it. Which, when you think about it, is still a nice idea. Although, if it is a rice steamer with flowers in it, then it is a really cool idea!
The crowd is mixed, you get glamour students there. I think this one was doing charity work as she was talking to a redhead.
The sun continued to make great freaky shadows from the plants
And the bright light brought out highlights to confuse the eye. So what is this then smartypants blog readers?
Low bright sunshine is great to take photos in.
It creates some really nice highlighting effects and allows me to be artistic(ish).
So that is Tarabuk cafe. We even bought a book there about walks around Warsaw not the normal Do it in Warsaw book, but one called "Book of Walks: Landmarks of the People's Poland in Warsaw" by Jerzy S. Majewski click on it and you can buy a copy it is dual language in Polish and English and at 34.99 PLN it is a steal! Fantastically interesting.

4 comments:

Paddy said...

Is it the reflection of the light onto a wall off a mirror or something? No idea! But nice piccies.

Gee Em said...

Paddy you have to life lines left. haha. Nope that isn't what it is. :)

Paddy said...

It's the coat rack, then??

Gee Em said...

Figuratively..... yes. I'll make the photo clearer after Liverpool finish today.... hopefully not losing to Wham

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