An American in Warsaw offers his experiences and musings on Poland: it's people, places, and culture.
Friday, January 2, 2009
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.
A "student" and teacher in Warsaw occasionally. I guess the only thing I miss is the night sky.
Here are my musings and experiences in and about Poland (specifically Warsaw.) Don't take anything too seriously or personally.