Monday, March 24, 2008

Priest, TV and commercial center


Złote Tarasy is the newest commercial center located just next to main railway station in Warsaw. It is very fashionable among media. Here on the pictures you can see TV program being shot on a blue box. The presence of the priest (on the right chair) made me think it could be catholic station Trwam, but this might be wrong assumption.


I am not so interested in this kind of events in such places, but this one is extraordinary, because of the prominent participants.
Lady on the left is very famous and appreciated in Poland journalist Janina Paradowska - a not reachable for many younger fellows journalists symbol of independence and professionalism. She is having a blog "Skrot myslowy" - if you speaking Polish, I recommend this blog for reading :) especially if you live abroad :) you will find there many razor sharp opinions and comments to current events.
The guy on the right is Marek Jurek - politician known for his conservative point of views, former Polish parliament speaker.


She rocks! That's the power of mind, right?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Neurotic city



I was searching lately on youtube for interesting films about Poland and look what I found. This is shot in Warsaw - ineresting way to show the city - nothing to do with sweet pictures :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Naive folk art - isn't it sweet?

Folk art is not popular in Poland - I would say more - we ignore it. Maybe because most of us come from peasants grandparents.
15.000 guys representing the upper class were deported from Poland by Russians in 1940 and killed. This fact is known as "Katyn massacre" and in fact it was mass execution on Polish elite.
When I was at the college (during communist time) this fact was wiped away from the history books.
Believe in human free spirit!
We knew about Katyn from Second Hand information flow :) I remember asking history teacher about it - ohh! my rebelious character! - she was very tongue-tied...
Lately our best movie director Andrzej Wajda made movie about it named Katyn. His father was killed there. Movie was nominated for Oscar this year - didn't get it.
I have a friend that worked at production of this movie and I was told, that production crew was moved and depressed during shooting and production.

But I digress.



There is certain naive beauty in Folk Art paintings, sculptures, religion's objects, entertainment's objects, clothes, crafts and decoration of houses and furnitures.






Is this orange guy not handsome? He was about 140 cm tall and costs 50 euro.


Folk Art is born from heart's need. Simple and non educated artists create works full of artistry and colours.






Friday, March 7, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Street art and best updating tool

If you want to stay updated on what's going on in the clubs (especially alterative ones) just get out to the streets and watch closely the posters - thats the best updating tool.

Other way is to follow some websites, but that's more difficult :) For example there is
Aktivist.pl that stays updated in few cities in Poland, but it is not available in English.

WarsawInsider.pl provides info in English, but is not really updating club life.

Whatsup.pl gives all important information to a foreigner in Poland.

Monday, March 3, 2008

E T E R I A - there to meet celebrities

New resturant with interesting design and atmosphere. You can meet here people known in showbiz, radio and TV, cos place is owned by Kuba Strzyczkowski - known Polish journalist, one of THE voices of Polish Radio.
Service is very friendly and works with smile on their face :) not too often happens, right?
Food is very tasty and getting good reviews from culinary critics. Full lunch available at 30 PLN.


Address: Almost opposite Arkadia at Rondo Babka.

ul. Słomińskiego 19 lok. 502, but best if you walk ul. Dzika from Al. Jan Paweł II.

Eteria website is here

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