Land of Poles

Not knowing what to expect and having no pre conceived idea of a country is an interesting and fun way to travel but my friend is a local which always helps 😉                   We arrived in Zielona Gora at night, quite tired from the big drive so we didn’t do much. The next day we ate some nice traditional food cooked by grandma (Pierogi) and then explored the town centre. It’s a nice place and has a very familiar european vibe to it. In the town centre they have these little statues that look a little bit like little trolls and apparently you can pay for one to be made and put somewhere in the city if you feel the need to do so and they’re scattered around doing various things (reading, photography etc) and there is one big one in the centre in an interesting position. We tried some chocolate in a shop that is owned by an old school friend of Sylwia and he’s doing really well with it which is great and it all tasted pretty damn good. Went also took a little trip into a forest which was close by and had to go on a little 6 car barge to cross one of the biggest rivers in Poland and then wandered around which was nice. There are these “dancing trees” which can’t be explained, they twist and turn as if they were dancing and it’s thought that maybe back in the old days they were bent around from when they were baby trees to help when making boats and other things (I didn’t get any pictures of these). We drove through a few little villages which have such a cool vibe and they’re similar to most other villages that are scattered all over the countries I’ve been to, very cool. We also went to a cemetery where people put candles all over the graves for what is called “All Saints” and it’s strange but it creates an interesting feel that I can’t say that I’ve had in a cemetery before, so I practiced a little night photography again there and then in the town centre. All in all it was a cool place to visit and tomorrow we head to Germany for another quick stop before going home to Lyon. Good stuff Poland 🙂 I’ve been to, very cool. We also went to a cemetery where people put candles all over the graves for what is called “All Saints” and it’s strange but it creates an interesting feel that I can’t say that I’ve had in a cemetery before, so I practiced a little night photography again there and then in the town centre. All in all it was a cool place to visit and tomorrow we head to Germany for another quick stop before going home to Lyon. Thanks to Sylwias family for being awesome hosts. Good stuff Poland 🙂IMG_0298 IMG_0310 IMG_0376 IMG_0379 IMG_0394 IMG_0398 IMG_0403 IMG_0413 IMG_0415 IMG_0418 IMG_0452 IMG_0461

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About thguitarist

Guitarist, composer and graphic designer.
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2 Responses to Land of Poles

  1. Eve says:

    I didn’t know about all of these : candles in cemetery (we put some flowers in France) , statues like trolls (a bit magic) ….

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  2. Pamela Hack says:

    What a lot of lovely memories you are going to have of all these places. Loving the photos.

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