26 Dec 2009

This city never sleeps

Our little Warsaw's Manhattan looks much more better by night.

21 Dec 2009

Winter season starts today

Ice rink, view from palace of Culture in Warsaw

Winter season starts today! To commemorate this transition from one season into another I poste this photo which was taken during winter time last year and presents all that winter brings with it like cold, snow and definetly good fun.
You can find more photos from Palace of Culture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/agnieszka-vel-agnes/sets/72157611476663494/show/

19 Dec 2009

Xmas time at window displays

Christmas time starts in commerce even one month before Christmas. Shop owners do everything to persuade customers to drop in to their shops and buy anything as we are more likely to spend more money at this time. This set of photos reflects shop-windows from Dublin where I was in 2007 and I really found them well designed and drawing attention.

13 Dec 2009

13.12.1981 - 13.12.2009

One of best known photo of Chris Niedenthal that became an icon of this part of polish history when martial law was introduced in Poland in 13.12.1981. As you can see, it depicts SKOT standing in front of the cinema (called btw: "Moscow") in Warsaw, with a large banner advertising Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now in the background. Very symbolic...

9 Dec 2009

Old scale with mascot from film "Teddy Bear"

Bareja's fans :)

scene from film "Man - Woman Wanted"

Last film festival "Zawsze z Bareją" was committed to remind the person of famous polish film director Stanislaw Bareja whose films are well known to polish public mainly due to specific, absurd sense of humour and the way how they reflect the time before 1989 in Poland. Some people know quotes from these films by heart and use them in daily routine conversation as they reflect sometimes brilliant comment to observed reality.
Both of us, Karol and I, are fans of these films and we couldn't afford to miss the chance to see "Poszukiwany, Poszukiwana" at big screen. (eng. version: "Man - Woman Wanted").

6 Dec 2009

"Warsaw by night is good..."

First glance at Warsaw by night, more or less two weeks before Christmas.