Sunday, October 23, 2011

Donkey attack

Something I noticed standing at the corner of Żeglarska and Szeroka in the heart of Torun, was that donkey. This donkey is well made and really quite cute. But it is also stupidly popular with everyone, in the space of 5 minutes, you can tell from the shadows, I took the photos and people with the donkey. I think it would be great to have a webcam on him.

The donkey sculpture is a recreation of an old wooden medieval donkey that once stood in the same place as a means of punishing criminals. You will notice that there are straps on the donkey, which are attached to a metal rod along its back. Originally, this would have been extremely sharp. The prisoner would have been forced to sit down, tied to the donkey and then flogged. Serious cases, even had their legs weighed down so that they would have suffered maximum pain!

Alone for a brief moment.
I love the passing girls expression.

Oh yeah, this looks fun.
Let me hold you there dear. And the bystander expecting tears.

Here he is saying "come on and ride me"
"I'm allergic to animals"

"Let's feed you to the donkey!"
Then later that evening

Newly wed friendly

Oh man, check out that ass
and finally from Russia with love.

TSA or Torun Street Action

I think I will always love street photography because it is all about people just being themselves. It is advantageous when you are in a town that has a history of tourism so when taking photos it and you don't feel so out of place.

Let's see what this window of opportunity shows us.

The big Cheese (Sery means cheeses)

into the afternoon they strolled.
The longest legs in town
Pointy bits

Colours. And the start of the stockings.

Unfortunately not as clear as normal but I loved the little girl soaking up the sun.
stroll and chat and shop and chat

I have wanted to take photos of these horrid pants for a long time. They look like black plastic rubbish bags made into some sort of tights. Ugh horrible. Glad I could bring them to attention
The new Checkered Republic

Time for a hot chocolate break

Happy clown pants
Even the Torun teens are cool, or at least wear acid wash jeans

Drinking beer in the sun is like a gun to the head.
I really want to do a series on Polish women and their stockings. There is such variety!

I like that she matched he clothes and accessories to her crutches

I am sure she is clicking to the beat, while her friend digs for the off button to the wind machine.

Hey look I found a Złoty

Patterns are back
Matchy matchy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Museums of Torun

Torun Museum time. Hit it.

Gingerbread Museum!!!!!

Not sure what went on in the past in Torun, but this guy is standing on a deer dancing the mashed potato.....

Copernicus boots, very elegant.
The fluffy haired man himself

Nothing harder than being a security guard at a museum.

Copernicus went potty.
The bakehouse of Copernicus

Even the lights had some nice details

Ship shape shadow
Celestial bodies

I am sure this is celestial porn
Details are important to an Anal Astronomer

Candelabra a dabbra
I'm a little teapot short and stout here is my spout

Pierniki Purchased!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So I am still, slowly, going through my Torun photos. I actually have around 2000 photos from recent outings to go through. I guess the advantage of this is that I won't take so many in Winter as in general I don't get outside so much. So I will have lots to play with over the next few months. Add into that some holidays abroad and I should probably end up with another couple of thousand before Christmas! Crikey! As Australians might say. My eyes had better get used to looking at a screen. I have also been trying to bang out a story which is about halfway done, teach, bake, cook, and look after an unwell wife so it has been rather hectic. So lets get this Torun show on the road.

A little fountain

Someone desperately wants to play in there!

Glowing goodness

I love the little detail, it is just a bollard to stop parking on the footpath but they bothered to put in detail! That helps make a city something special.

And what is this lovely building? Yes it is the prison.
Even banks are looking decent in Torun
All the farm creatures are here,Horse, Cow, Goat, Dog, Unicorn

Knight out..... bad pun?

The towns folk on the edge of it all.

Two men, and only one satellite dish, there will be arguments
There were people out everywhere enjoying the sun!

These ducks appear headed for McDonalds.....
The classic follow up. The things my wife will do for hilarious pictures!

Natural lighting lights
The green pierniki lady

Casts a great shadow, look at the puppy pulling her dress.

Notice the basket with pierniki

It looks like she is checking out the fashions as they go past.

I think here she is saying "not those shoes with that bag"

Looking ominous up there!

But it is staying bright down here!

Hello, do you want some girl guide biscuits?

Cherubs, lions and gods always make good doors.

Some architecture made me think of Holland.

Still loving doors, even if on walls!

Now does this look like....
a monkey to you?

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