Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring rolls

I know you are crazy for art, you foto aparat bitches! Here is some more!

To make spring rolls you'll need:
1. A blue sky and an empty wall

2. A bucket (or two) of paint

3. An empty vessel

4. A couple of artists

5. Some Joules of effort

6. And an ounce of imagination

Ah yes! And a video camera!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Piękna Warszawa

Beautiful Warsaw

Warsaw does not sound as a typical tourist destination, like Vienna, Prague or Budapest, but this post aims to change this perception.

I arrived on Sunday 10 April in the morning, to witness some unusually quiet streets.

People were gathering to mark the anniversary of last year's plane crash tragedy that killed President Lech Kaczynski and many other officials, so police was diverting all traffic from the city center.

I walked towards Warsaw old town

trying to battle my jet-lag from my early flight through the chilly shady narrow roads.

Short sunny intervals offered some really beautiful sky views.

The biggest part of the Old Town was reconstructed after WWII.

The city was literally destroyed during the German invasion of 1939, known as the Siege of Warsaw.

But the Poles have shown resilience towards the reconstruction of their Old Town as it once was.

And post-war buildings have kept the same style of their bombarded ancestors.

Needless to mention, this creates a unique feeling for the visitor.

On my way back demonstrating crowds were getting thicker

and - in some instances - sexier.

I decided to head back to the hotel on foot

because the sky was getting darker

and I was not properly equipped for single-digit temperatures in mid-April.

(to be continued)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bulgaria Chapter II: Plovdiv for a day

All you need to do is go to the central bus station in Sofia, hop in a bus and in a couple of hours you find yourself strolling around in a very old, interesting and pretty town. Plovdiv (a.k.a Philippoupolis) was a very pleasant escape from all that snow and frost in Sofia. Check it out!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bulgaria, Chapter I: Sophistication, sofistication, snowphistication

Was it cold in Bulgaria? You bet it was! However, the half-brave, half-crazy, globe-trotting contributors of foto aparat always get the job done! So...I’m sorry for the 3 month delay and I hope you enjoy the sites, faces and oddities that my frozen fingers and eyes managed to capture in Sofia.

Well...we’ve got snow on lions and dogs, roofs and churches, parks, shoes and paths. But in order to get in the present mood and to honour a previous post....

..spring always rests quietly and waits for its turn!