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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday Vista Blogging VII

Poland's Golden Autumn

Gus for WS
Pole Mokotowskie, Warsaw

EK for WS
Park in Ochota, Warsaw


Blogger Becca said...

Warsaw was beautiful yesterday - Lazienki park too. Nice photos.

10/17/2005 09:44:00 AM  

Blogger Gustav said...

Thanks becca.

Warsaw was beautiful yesterday

If you managed to stay out of those 2 or 3 cloudbursts!

After that though, it was great. Everybody keeps telling me it's too cold already, but I'm lovin' this weather!

10/17/2005 10:40:00 AM  

Blogger Michael Farris said...

It's hard for me to believe that those are Polish parks ... where are the empty bottles of vodka, the beer cans, empty cigarette packs and potato chip bags?

10/18/2005 04:09:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

That's what Sunday Vista Blogging is all about - showing Poland's beauty, and breaking the "vodka-bottle, beer-can, miscellaneous litter stereotype. And whatever other stereotypes there are out there about what people think Poland looks like.

And also sometimes to post my vacation pics. ;-)

10/18/2005 06:59:00 PM  

Blogger Michael Farris said...

I live in Poznan, and it's a stereotype for me, because it's what I see all the time. Maybe Varsovians are neater, but Poznanians seem think any bit of grass looks nicer if strewn with garbage.

10/18/2005 07:52:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

I seem to remember Park Cytadela was quite nice when I visited last year - not heavily littered, for sure. Maybe that's changed...

Varsovians also litter - don't know if you've been here micheal, but if you really want to see some dirty streets, just come to Warsaw in the spring as all the snow is melting. All is revealed.

But Poland definitely has some beautiful un-tainted sights. And Pole Mokotowskie is always clean, as is Ochota, the borough of Warsaw that I live in.

10/18/2005 09:35:00 PM  

Blogger Michael Farris said...

It's been a while since I've visited Cytadela (usually better kept up than most parks/forests in the area).
I've been in Warsaw a fair amount (more in the 90's than in recent years), don't remember it being especially better or worse maintained than anywhere else in the country.
And yes, snow melting in Poznan is a horror show too, so is the leaves falling off the hedges, since locals use them as places to stash empty beer cans and food wrappers.

10/19/2005 11:11:00 AM  

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