What I saw because of …

I thought I knew most of the territory I covered with Sue and Viveka, but still I saw things unrecorded and worth photographing. From my tramstop to their hotel, I cross the area in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, that “notable high rise building”, to quote Wikipedia.  I’m in the habit of referring to it as Stalin’s Finger, and it only just occurred to me that it is incongruous to call it a palace. I encounter a floral clock, a pot of the fan flowers that flourish on the verge of Potato Point roads, benches that look like the pages of a book, a mixture of old and soaring new buildings, and a perfect reflection.  

We swelter in the Old Town, longing for a shady seat, but none of the umbrellaed eating places open till 12. However, I  notice things hitherto not seen in quite that way from quite that angle. And no outing with Viveka would be complete without a bit of food photography: we lunch in ul Freta, just outside the Marie Curie museum, before the heat drives us home.

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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15 Responses to What I saw because of …

  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ooh lots to see, cute pelican? and its babies and I love the benches. Could yo please send some of your heat our way. I’m fed up with grey dampness, it doesn’t feel like June!


  2. desleyjane says:

    Oh I love that puddle reflection. Great wanderings.


  3. Sue says:

    You found some great things to photograph, Meg…I, too, love the puddle reflection!


  4. restlessjo says:

    I do love a quirky bench, Meg, and that reflection is fascinating. Whose legs? 🙂


  5. Heyjude says:

    Your photography just gets better and better. LOVE ❤ the benches! Makes me want to do the bench challenge again!


  6. Rosemary Barnard says:

    What is that saurian charactsr Meg ? Also surprised to see a familar Australian in a scaevola (fan flower), now very much at home in Warsaw if you please.


    • I was startled by the fan flower too. I have no idea about the saurian: I can’t even remember what shop he was above. Next time I’m in the old town I’ll pay attention.


      • Rosemary Barnard says:

        Might have been a dragon. St George is a very popular saint in Eastern and other parts of Europe, so perhaps related to that. I can’t imagine a crocodile in Warsaw, unless it was a sign for a shop specialising in crocodile skin products. Unlikely, but a nice piece of art.


  7. pommepal says:

    Those benches are quite fascinating, but they look as though you may slip and slide a bit on them…


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