Miscellanea 2

Cats sleep anywhere …” – even curled up contentedly amongst graffiti and dire warnings.

… and so apparently do marble babies …

… and sculpted dogs.

Warsaw trams have a TV screen which features a series of monsters behaving badly, in a way that no good traveller on public transport should. The twins love the monsters, and the concept is very handy when they start exercising their lungs at full volume being a cat or a frog: “Hey, that’s monster behavior!” seems to have an effect. This one carries the following message: 

Permanent window-gaper

This individual, noticing a seat, takes it over, and like a groper in an aquarium who sticks to the glass, begins to stare through the window. This however, does not mean that he thirsts for beautiful views. It actually means that he doesn’t have to notice someone who really needs to sit down.

Near one of our playgrounds, there’s a restaurant called the Blue Cactus offering overpriced Mexican food. However it also offers these irresistibles: shadows, plant, reflections and colour scheme.

The early morning mottling of a rough wall offers an almost abstract representation of light and shadow at the golden hour.

On the wall just outside the Barbican near the statue of the little insurgent is this clock, another one of those things idly noted but not looked at closely hitherto. So that’s what the circles are! And the shapes beside the numbers! It even records the time I finally paid attention.

In search of tahini on a rainy day I retreat under an arch to avoid a downpour and discover unexpected courtyard beauties, and the whereabouts of Fotoplastikon.

The entrance gate to the zoo is a clever piece of ironwork. Stand in one place and you see bent bars: move a step away and there’s a zebra.

One day at Jeziorka Czerniakowskie we delay our departure to watch attempts at slack-rope walking across the water. A wind springs up, and no one progresses very far. 

A grand old tree in Łazienki is host to a spectacular collection of fungus.

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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19 Responses to Miscellanea 2

  1. BeckyB says:

    What a fabulous post….


  2. Sue says:

    Love those courtyards, Meg….and as for the rope walking, it looks very perilous!


  3. Heyjude says:

    Love the zebra gate, the clock and the courtyard. A nice mix.


  4. Anabel Marsh says:

    Brilliant! Something for everyone.


  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I love the courtyards and the fungi – the same colour range! Were yo tempted by the rope walking? it looks crazy and totally impossible to me! A lovely post Meg 🙂


  6. Me? Tempted by the rope walking? I have trouble walking a straight line on the footpath! It would’ve sagged into earth if I’d got aboard too. And even they weren’t achieving more than a few steps. I would’ve have guessed you’d favour the fungi. I enjoy preparing these posts because there’s not much need for structure – although I did begin to thematise this one, until it got too hard.


  7. findingnyc says:

    Love these, especially the marble baby and the monster. The monster would have fit in well with the transportation etiquette exhibit I saw at the NYC Transit Museum a few months ago. I have so many miscellaneous NYC photos that don’t fit with any of the posts I’m working on – your post made me realize that I should just do a miscellaneous post like this periodically.


  8. viveka says:

    A fun-loving lady and her camera … putting it against everything. LOoOoOoOve it!


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