Toruńska Ustawa Krajobrazowa (TUK)

Every time I pass this building – which is often because it’s a minute walk from my house, plus I used to pass it twice a day on my way to and from middle school – it hurts. It hurts to look at it, to see it, to catch a glimpse of it with theContinue reading “Toruńska Ustawa Krajobrazowa (TUK)”

Greetings from Warsaw; (not) the greatest tragedy

Pardon me for not providing any pictures, but I have a very good excuse. My phone got soaked on Sunday afternoon (maybe it was tired of the sun, everyone wants a cold water dip on a hot summer day) and since 10pm on that day it’s been non-functioning. I took about 4 photos during myContinue reading “Greetings from Warsaw; (not) the greatest tragedy”

Some photos from Stocznia Gdanska [Gdansk Shipyard]

A week ago, March 6th, I went to Gdansk for the first time in a long time. And I visited the Gdansk Shipyard for the first time in my life. You can now tour the area where Lech Walesa and Anna Walentynowicz worked in the 1970s and set up Solidarnosc following the new Kaiser ShipyardContinue reading “Some photos from Stocznia Gdanska [Gdansk Shipyard]”

Shinrin-yoku a egzotyzacja

Co znaczy shinrin-yoku? Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) z japońskiego tłumaczy się na “leśną kąpiel”. Ma mieć (i z pewnością ma) właściwości lecznicze, praktykuje się ją zarówno indywidualnie, jak i w ramach zorganizowanej “terapii naturą”. (Co ciekawe, artykuł o shinrin-yoku na polskiej Wikipedii jest bardzo dobrej jakości i rozległy, podczas gdy na angielskiej jest o tym tylko wzmiankaContinue reading “Shinrin-yoku a egzotyzacja”

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Siberia subpack

A collage of The Sims 3 Mother Russia images, The Sims 4 Snowy Escape promo material, and archival images of exiles in Siberia (including one of Jozef Pilsudski).

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Typespotting’s the Polish trainspotting

The recent couple of years saw a massive increase in alternative place photography Instagrams. The app started with square, oversaturated, filtered photographs. Then we got the polished photographs, more subtly filtered (thanks vsco) but still severely detached from things looked like in reality. Now we’re blessed with crude authenticity, all ordered with appropriate hashtags, thatContinue reading “Typespotting’s the Polish trainspotting”