Riding the Magic Tandem in the Magic Bike District (aka Praga)

 

I call Praga Magic Bike District mostly due to this sweet little find we had at the top of a creepy old beaten up staircase in the Praga district of Warsaw.  So this day became the magic day, riding a Cafe Beigu Tandem around the city trying not to crash or kill anyone, including ourselves.  The tandem came (kind of) free from cafe Beigu, a coffee shop just off of Plac Zbawiciela near the city centre (you had to spend 40zl on food and drink).  It was a lovely sunny day and we covered a good few miles on the bike.  This was all a day or two before the start of Euro 2012, so the town was starting to buzz and there were lots of tourists around.  This first photo is taken at the Narodowa Stadium, the new national stadium in Warsaw, which was gearing up to host the opening night and game.

The last picture of the palm tree before it rather sadly and unceremoniously had a haircut, resulting in the removal of about 3/4 of it’s beautiful fronds.

Do you wanna be in the bus stop band?

Probably my favorite photograph so far, showing the tomb of the unknown soldier.

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Tea and Train Stations (not all is how it might seem to be)

TEA (tr) Photo!


Sunsets at Sunset

OK, a bit cheesy, but I’ve timed this post to go live at the same time as sunset in my home country!  Enjoy!


Brownies, Tea, Palaces and …er… Doors

What isn’t here is a picture of the absolutely amazing Chocolate Brownie that I had from the little festival type thing that was happening at Krolikarnia on this day.  It was one of the best Brownies I’ve ever had!  Rich, chewy, thick, tasty.  Every brilliant word you could think of.  Why no photo?  Well, because I ate it all of course!  The last thing on my mind was taking a photo!  After that we went for a walk and ended up in cafe Relaks, a cafe I’d been looking for for quite a while and have now, finally, found!  A nice cup of tea was had there, and the first tea photo I’ve given you all for a while.  More walking later into the evening.  Ending up in the city centre, around the old Jewish district again, then onto a bridge to witness a stunning sunset, which will be specially featured in my next post!


Some like it hot

A beautifully sunny day with really hot hot heat!  Went to Profesorska Street to look for the old buildings and bullet holes that were meant to be evident there, but alas this little street has become a victim of time, but in a different sense to the usual.  The old buildings are now fixed up and shiny again, no signs of stray bullets anywhere here anymore.  Then headed to Lazienki, the big royal park where we were treated to a strutting bunch of peacocks all showing off their glorious feathers.


Back in the Ghetto

My first day back in Warsaw. Yep, I came back.  And I am happy too, the football excitement was starting to build up and the sun is shining in the sky.  It really is a beautiful city in many ways.  Even it’s ugly bits.


Return of the Mick, The last part of Cologne, ends, beginnings, middles, and boules.

So, it has been a long long time since I posted an update here.  Various stuff has occurred in the time in between, and I would be a lie to say that my posts will be back as much as they were before.  But I will be posting mostly photos from now on I think.  Just for a while, I might get back into the writing at some point, but for the minute it will mostly be photos and short, much more diary-like entries.  I hope that is OK with all my followers, and I am very sorry for not being on the scene much.  I have missed blogging quite a lot.  But I guess I’ve just had all sorts going through my head and needed to step back for a while.  Thank you to everyone who hasn’t already unfollowed me!  Love you all!

UNBEATEN, OH YES.

Don’t even ask…

LOOKS PRETTY RIGHT? APART FROM THE OCCASIONAL POISONED DUCK FLOATING IN THE WATER…

What does the future hold?