This is a shot from the situation, where you instantly regret the fact that you don’t have a dslr camera with you. Instead, you have to reach for your phone, and as they say, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you. So here we are – in a chase for the atm machine, I got into a mall – and I saw the old man, clearly very tired, who was sitting on the bench in brand new, top of the line shopping mall, with only young, rich people around – some in suits, some with prams worth around fifteen hundred euros, some working in promotion areas. Two completely separated worlds clashed.
Wild mushrooms is a local, eastern european delicacy, widely used for cooking and baking. There are literally hundreds of kinds of edible wild mushrooms – this is one of those areas of cuisine that is completely unknown to western Europe and US.
What you see here is a result of three lazy hours spent in the woods in central Poland.Two big baskets of bay boletes (Boletus badius) with one supreme example of penny bun (Boletus edulis). Oh, what a treat. I declare the wild mushrooms season open.
This WRC Rally Poland took place in north east part of Poland in 2009. Enjoy couple of shots I took there – as you can see, the weather was far from being great, but nevertheless it was still a good fun to enjoy the roar of the cars flying by. Mud, gravel, cold, wet and long walks – what more can you ask for.
Porsche, one of the finest brands in the world, one of the last independent constructors and car makers, living legend. Enjoy the pictures from my last visit to this great museum.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR – I used to drive this car many years ago for a while and I simply loved her. 4 wheels drive, two liter petrol engine with turbocharge, producing about 300 BHP – it was a pure pleasure to drive her – and I really liked the aggressive look she had. Now I have found the pictures I took of her – and here they are. More pictures of this great car below.
From time to time you see a signs like the one of the picture, stating that apparently “speed kills”. Well, maybe the speed of the light kills, but this wasn’t checked just yet. People behind those signs clearly never went to any sort of school – if they could ever be bothered to do so, they would discover at the physics lessons, that it’s not the speed that might kill you. It’s the rapid change of speed that usually kills people.
Have you ever heard of Rando? New social platform without any “social” garbage, like likes and such? Here comes Rando, a sparklingly fresh idea developed by ustwo, a Shoreditch based company from E1 London.
Little foreword. I like pictures. I like taking them and posting on the web for others to enjoy. If this isn’t your first visit here or you want to spend on this page more than 15 seconds, you will get the idea. However – I don’t really care, how many people follow me.
And here come the “social” part of it. This blog has a facebook page with some lousy 50 something likes – I don’t care, I do not promote it in any way. Sure, it’s nice when people like my photos, but I can’t be bothered to advertise them nor sell. It’s just for private fun. In general, those who know me know that I do not suffer from sociopathy – but I am tired of Facebook with its followers, pages and the run for likes and comments. Enough is enough – I noted, that I sleep better when I am off facebook.
And here comes Rando, the new, experimental photo sharing social platform that is stripped off any social items. You take picture and send it – and that’s it. You have no control over it, you have no idea where it will go, who will get it. In return, for every photo you send, you will get one. And here is the best part – you can’t “like” it, you can’t follow the person, who sent it, you can’t share it. No likes, no comments, no shares – nothing at all. Just random photos sent to random people, received from totally anonymous random people. Only thing you can check – is the rough location of the place where this photo was taken – like the dot on the tiny map with the outline of the country. Oh, and the photos are cropped to circle – in general, it’s an odd, funny, new experience. Hence the title – on Rando, I have no followers, no likes, no shares and nobody likes me – and it’s brilliant.
Another thing – it was brilliantly advertised.
Only two billboards were put up in the very nest of all the packs of hipsters in Shoreditch High Street in London, with bizarre and highly teasing leads – “nobody likes you” and “you have no friends”. Then came the viral spread of posts, blogs and tweets – and it caught the attention. Last month only, over five million photos were posted via Rando.
Włochy, small town near Warsaw, was built with the ”garden city” idea in mind at the beginning of the 20th century. It is really beautiful, with lots of green spaces, like english parks and ponds. Below you can see the evening scene from one of the ponds, with nice, lit fountains that not only look great but also feed the fish with oxygen.
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