Poland '08/'09

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Christmas tree in front of the Royal Castle, Warsaw



Mermaid, symbol of Warsaw, in a snowstorm



Chimp, Warsaw zoo



Gorilla, Warsaw zoo



African elephants, Warsaw zoo



Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow



Wawel, Cracow



Synagogue, Kazimierz district of Cracow



Zur, soup made from fermented flour



Hay stack support, Podhale



Havran in alpenglow, Tatra mountains



Havran, Tatra mountains



Havran a few minutes later, Tatra mountains



Sleigh, Tatra mountains



Sleigh, Tatra mountains



Chapel, Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Snow, Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Spruce trees, Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Spruce trees, Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Giewont (Sleeping Knight) from Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Panorama, Gubalowka, Tatra mountains



Kozi Wierch (Goat Peak), Zamarla Turnia (Dead Rock), and Koscielec (Church Mountain) from Gubalowka, Tatra mountains; I climbed them all as a teenager.



Olczyska Valley, Tatra mountains



Olczyska Valley, Tatra mountains



Let's proceed! Two days later an avalanche buried 3 people on this trail (they lived).



Snow, Grzybowiec, Tatra mountains



View from Grzybowiec towards Giewont, Tatra mountains



View from Grzybowiec, Tatra mountains



View from Grzybowiec, Tatra mountains



Snow, Malej Laki Valley, Tatra mountains



Malej Laki Valley, Tatra mountains



Malej Laki Valley, Tatra mountains



Za Bramka Valley, Tatra mountains



Za Bramka Valley, Tatra mountains



Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Traditional sled, Tatra mountains



Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Kuba the horse, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Hay blower, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Icicles, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Straw-insulated traditional log house, cool in the summer, warm in winter; Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Self-portrait with icicles, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Road shrine, Bukowina Tatrzanska, Tatra mountains



Dog, utility animal, Zakopane



Giewont at sunrise, Zakopane, Tatra mountains



Giewont, sleeping knight's head, Tatra mountains



Wagon: summer trasport, sled for winter, Zakopane



Sorrowful Jesus, Zakopane



Church, Zakopane



Jesus, traditional reverse painting on glass, Zakopane



Pig roast, Zakopane; like on Bali a new pig arrives each morning.



Krupowki street, Zakopane



Warsaw's Old Town, UNESCO's World Heritage Site



Crab apples in January, Warsaw



Sheep on Castle Square, Warsaw



Baloons on Castle Square, Warsaw



Cork screw collection in a Warsaw bar


Videos:

Moving Nativity Scene, Warsaw

Sleigh ride, Bukowina Tatrzanska

Sleigh ride, Bukowina Tatrzanska