Today I visited a truly special place – top terrace of the famous PASTa building in the very middle of Warsaw. Unique history of this place, it’s role during the Warsaw’s Uprising in 1944, it’s location, the weather and the company of the new Yelp’s Community Manager for Warsaw – are all very special. Have a look at the interactive panoramas – you need to click them in order to make them work. Enjoy the view of the very heart of Warsaw during the truly sunny day.

Warsaw downtown panorama

Warsaw downtown panorama

This is where those panoramas were shot from:

PASTa building Warsaw Poland

PASTa building Warsaw Poland

 

 

Warsaw downtown panorama

Warsaw downtown panorama

 


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Międzyrzecki Rejon Umocniony, Festungsfront Oder-Warthe-Bogen, MRU, FFOWB

Międzyrzecki Rejon Umocniony, Festungsfront Oder-Warthe-Bogen, MRU, FFOWB

I came here first in 1992, as far as I can remember, when all the underground defence system was closed and the so-called “bar war” was full on. “Bar” from the steel bars that prevented anyone from entering, not from the place where you drink. Till today I was here like dozens of times, but still can’t get enough – this place is magic, has some special magnetism that calls me over and over again.

What you see on the pictures below – I my another trip to the Festungsfront Oder-Warthe-Bogen (Międzyrzecki Rejon Umocniony) where I follow the organised trip for the usual tourists with the guide. I criss-crossed the entire system too many times to remember, I know a lot about it, its history, strategic importance, reasons why it failed, what Russian Army did to it after the war – and I still like to come here, to feel its cold and infinite silence.

Programme of this trip:

We start with the Panzerwerk 717  (Pz.W. 717), tour the first level of the Panzerwerk, then we go down the stairs next to non-existent elevator shaft, then we go to the Heinrich train station on the main train line, then we return to towards the Werkgruppe Scharnhorst and we leave the system via the Pz.W. 716.

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Ok, so I have bought myself a new computer today. A vintage, 1991 Apple Macintosh Powerbook 170 – with no charger, I have no idea if she works. I paid three small beers – so you see that the price was decent. Why have I bought such a thing? Well, this is a mystery even for me.

Apple Macintosh Powerbook 170

Apple Macintosh Powerbook 170

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Dar Młodzieży is a large sailing vessel launched in Poland in 1981. There is something very special in those ships – just like in steam engines.

Dar Młodzieży in home port Gdynia - Poland

Dar Młodzieży in home port Gdynia – Poland

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Find the goat, I dare you.

Find the goat

Find the goat

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This is a picture of the car I washed like three hours ago. No, it’s not Paris or Kraków, where the amount of pollution is unbearable. This incredible amount of dust is a proof that the spring came and the trees and the grass blossom. Finally. I miss winter of course, but let there be a nice, warm spring. If you are allergic – take cover. Seriously.

Springtime in Włochy

Springtime in Włochy

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Old, vintage soviet gents bike – Ukraina – that I got some time ago is currently restored by a super crew of Rowerownia Młyn in Wrocław (Breslau) in western Poland.

First picture (stolen from their Facebook profile) is very, very promising! Can’t wait!

 

Ukraina vintage soviet bike project by Rowerownia Młyn Wrocław

Ukraina vintage soviet bike project by Rowerownia Młyn Wrocław

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“All your base are belong to us” – a graffiti spotted on the wall in 2014 in Stettin, western Poland. It really made my day. How old is this, like thirty years? Someone still remembers – astonishing.

All your base are belong to us graffiti

All your base are belong to us graffiti

Scary – but so far, so good! Still, the idea that the iPhone can be safe while submerged seems a bit awkward to me.

OtterBox Preserver iPhone5S waterproof case submerged

OtterBox Preserver iPhone5S waterproof case submerged

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Restoration of the about fifty years old Soviet bike “Ukraine” – has been started. Stay tuned.

Ukraina - project "Ukraine", restoration of the vintage Soviet bike

Ukraina – project “Ukraine”, restoration of the vintage Soviet bike

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