Once More Into Warsaw
Heading into Warsaw again, we go for a walk while waiting for a table to open up at SAM (a fantastic restaurant/bakery). Afterwards we’ll head to Łazienki Park (Royal Baths Park).
Whether at home or abroad, in a familiar neighbourhood or a foreign one, I’m often overwhelmed with the images, associations, and details I notice all around. It makes it difficult for me to take these rampant scenes and squeeze them into descriptions. Hence my recent propensity to share more photoessays of the sights.
I worry about doing justice to these places and the people who call them home.
I know I can’t, but I can do what I can do, so on with images and some thoughts we go 😉
Marie Skłodowska-Curie was born in Warsaw in 1867 when Poland was the Kingdom of Poland and part of the Russian Empire. She studied in the underground ‘Flying University’ that taught Polish thought free from the views/censorship of the ruling authorities. The first chemical element she discovered she named ‘Polonium’ after Poland.
Such an incredible person!
Into The Łazienki Park
Łazienki Park is beautiful. The pictures only highlight a few of the many structures built around the grounds, each with their own history linked to different structures across antiquity.
The stories these buildings have been a part of…
The relationships, tragedies, and joys that they have brushed upon…
Now they serve as backdrops for tourists, amongst their other roles.
I wonder what will yet become of them?
Like Old Town and the Royal Palace of the last photoessay The Palace On The Water (Łazienki Palace) was set to be destroyed by the Germans during WWII. It was drilled for explosives but not triggered, making for a faster rebuilding.
The nearby ‘Little White House’ housed King Stanisław August Poniatowski’s mistress and French King Louis XVIII during his exile from France.
Łazienki Park (including the various structures!)
This post was written while listening to: A lot of Gregory Alan Isakov, ‘Reclaim’ by Arnor Dan, and right now ‘One More Day’ by The Wood Brothers (thanks to my darling love’s spotify lists :**)
Travel Update (for those following along at home)
I’m currently in Glagsow, Scotland, and in a few days I’ll be heading north for a few weeks at an eco-croft (farm) on the Inner Hebridean Isle of Lismore. Part of my time there is geared for editing photos, working on the next book (you can download my free ebooks here), and learning a lot about eco-home building, sheep, wool, and more.
It shall be pretty wonderful and I look forward to sharing those stories with you all later too!