Friday, September 28, 2012

Wrocław - The first day.

We flew down to Wrocław and took the bus from the very attractive airport. The bus driver let down the original experience by driving like someone who had just discovered that there are two pedals on the floor each having a different use. So using them he did, first one as much as possible then the other. Made for a fun bus ride with all these people from the airport with bags.

Once we arrived as close to our accommodation as the bus would take us we still had a good ten minute walk to pick up our keys to our apartment that we rented. It was a good chance to get a feeling for the city as well as to start the new game of "Spot the Dwarfs". No, I am not talking about my father, although I am sure some other tourists took photos of him thinking he was one. But about the Wrocław Dwarfs which came to symbolise the Orange Alternative an underground political movement. Today there are more than 170 dwarfs throughout Wrocław. More on that in another post.


One side of the Rynek (Central square)
 
Princess Polo

up popped a deer

"You say what?"

No the light isn't actually on.


I swear it is dwarf detail.

Ok, can someone tell me what the heck that animal on the right is?


I think I have decided on my dish

Someone seems happy with my choice.

ohhhhh and so am I!

a little golonka

Why not a schabowy... aka schnitzel

He must have eaten as much as me! Lazy.

Someone is pleased we found the gelato shop.

Ghosts in the Rynek

All lit up.


 

View from our apartment.

It also looks good in B&W.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So the nerds arrived.

As I mentioned in the last post, my family came over from Australia last month, as they wanted to see this Polish place when it isn't a few feet under snow as it was at our wedding. Although, I look back now at the photos and think it was really very lovely to get married in the snow. I think it means more to me than a beach wedding would have. When we were married there was a snow storm just to cap it off.

We had plans, a stroll around Warsaw for a day, then the next we were off to Wrocław.

Down to Chopin's Duck

And his mural wall.

The wislawa pop up cafe.

The criminals.




By The Way "I'm bored"



A nun carrying a tiffin, is she a dabbawala?!

The Warsaw University library

More library


The view from the Warsaw University library rooftop towards the Copernicus Centre.

copper roof

what is it?

Squared.

Friday, September 21, 2012

What have you been doing?

Sorry for anyone wanting an update, but I have been a maniac of late. I was of course in Scotland, then had the family over here from Australia for 3 weeks. I then had a Polish test (nightmare!) a few other job related things going on to distract me and I just finished writing my second article for a magazine. If you want to see the first one, it is here:

http://www.blackhawkpublishing.com.au/journey-magazine-book.shtml

Unfortunately, the first edition, Winter, is only available in Tasmania, Australia but the next issue, Spring, isn't too far away from hitting the shelves. So if in Australia keep an eye open.

I hope to be back with some posts on here in the next week or so.
Yes, everyone seems happy with that.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lego date

Our great creative friend Ewa asked us on a date, a games night. She is an expert at home entertainment and so provided us with something new. A game called "Creationary", it is fab and I recommend it to all of you who either have a construction nerd inside you, or a little kid at heart. I am both, so it fits nicely. It is a simple concept, you get a card of difficulty to your choosing and the dice you roll gives your the "genre" to make from. Some are really difficult others were really easy. It was a great test of the mind in a sweltering evening and especially after some beers and great gazpacho soup it was all the more enjoyable.

space station

thinking, thinking

"How can you not guess it?!"

"God I need a drink"

yes it is a panda.

easy, transportation card. :)

love things with wheels

"How do I make grass with lego?"

It is a glacier you stupids.

look a shoe shop!


Of course, a parachute......

chairlift anyone?

Taj Mahal.

It is a saw, as if you needed to ask.

"Damn it, where do I find the things to make this thing....."

"No, it isn't a docking station, it is a screw driver!"
With the winter months coming we will be searching for home activities that can keep us entertained and out of the cold..... I am sure all you Northern Hemisphere people will be doing the same. We will continue to play Scrabble, and hopefully one day soon I will be able to play the Polish version..... maybe. What else could we look at to invest in for these cold months, any ideas?

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