Thursday, June 23, 2011

Warsaw in the twighlight and the night

Something that I never seem to get enough of here in Poland is the twilight. No, I don't mean the really bad movies and books about teenage angst in the form of vampire love and pimples. I mean that time of the day when the sky becomes a deep hue of blue or purple or red or whatever the sun dictates. I think it is far more beautiful than in Australia, but I can't put my finger on exactly why.

I took these photos as I had been on the East side of the river catching DJ Phil Jones treating us to some Asian cultural tunes. You can even catch him on Warsaw's non-profit internet based RadioJazz on occasions doing his "Not not Jazz" show. I think it could also be called "Not Yazz", but I don't want to dictate his playlist. We heard a few tunes from him as there was an Asian culture festival at the club "Zwiaz mnie". No I didn't just smash the keyboard pretending it is words, it actually means "tie me up". So on the tram on our way home at around 1030 I think we noticed that the twilight was pretty darned impressive and headed back for a gander. Now you get to see what we found starting from the middle of Most Śląsko-Dąbrowski, then slowly back through
I mean take this picture, it just has so much depth to it.
You get the cute little moon rising.
Even a boring rail bridge and a powerplant look pretty.
Not to mention the old town and Royal Castle
I still can't get over how fantastic the Wisla looks.
Or people returning from the fountain park
The Wybrzeże Gdyńskie is still busy along the Wisla at 1030 at night
The Kościoł Akademicki św. Anny at the joining of old town and Krakowskie Przedmieście
Royal Castle in the glow.
The blur of late night movement on Krakowskie Przedmieście, who needs a fancy promenade
More Przedmieście action
The anniversary of Solidarnosc
Grave of the unknown soldier in Plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego
Plac Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego

The fountain in the middle of Park Saski

Some people think that cities get dangerous and uglier at night, well not Warsaw. It looks great especially on a warm Saturday night like this where as many cities would turn into battle grounds or unfriendly locations, the vibe in Warsaw feels like a family party hour!

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