Friday, January 2, 2009

Decorations

All across Europe, cities are throwing up Christmas decorations left and right (Poland has no real separation of Church and State so they place decorations on public property.) Warsaw's Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie are all ablaze with Christmas lights (courtesy of Vattenfall.) A tall tree of LEDs stands in the Palace Square and in the Old Town Square, a gigantic tree towers above everything. The LED tree in the Palace Square changes all sorts of colors and patterns, more like a Vegas Christmas Tree than anything else. Krakowskie Przedmiescie is also lined with many unadorned fir trees, which improves the scent of the air tremendously.
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
The former University Library
The former University Library
Royal Palace Square Warsaw
Royal Palace Square.

1 comment:

BarryKevin said...

The pictures you post on Warsaw bring back memories. I've dated a Polish woman from that area and I am longing to get back there. I was out in Prague for almost a year and never really quite made it as far as Poland. I'm living in Queens, NY and I plan on returning to Warsaw to teach English (I'm a TEFL cert). If you don't mind, could you e-mail me and tell me how you got your teaching foot in the door in Warsaw? I promise I won't be a pain in the ass with millions of questions. I know I may be able to find many answers online, but I'd like a little personal insight. I continue to read your blog rantings :). My e-mail is: barryoliphant@hotmasil.com. Thanks a lot and best of luck!