Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Warsaw, Poland

We're currently in Romania (the 12th country on this trip), and yet, these photos are from Poland (the 2nd stop)... yes, I'm clearly behind. But thanks for your patience, and the photos will keep trickling through. Enjoy.


Bridge deck where couples place a padlock to profess their undying love.

There were thousands of locks adorning the deck.

Luminaries outside of the government offices, in memory of the recently deceased Polish president and first lady.

This has nothing to do with Poland, I just like seeing random G's painted on walls.

Little Insurgent monument, commemorating the children who fought alongside their parents during the Warsaw Uprising.

I liked the contrast of this random bright pink chair set in amongst a drab grey construction zone along the main avenue in Warsaw.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Gnomes of Wroclaw, Poland.

Okay, long overdue post. Thought I'd share some of the gnomes we found during our hunt in Wroclaw, Poland. There are many of these little guys scattered throughout the city, just hanging out inconspicuously.

Mudding/ Drywalling Gnome

We have no idea what this gnome is all about.

Paperboy Gnome. We found him in front of a newspaper stand.

1st of 2 gnomes living out the myth of Sisyphus

2 of 2.

Guarding his gnome home (the concrete thing he's leaning against was actually like a hobbit hole, complete with a little door on the side).

The chain smoking blacksmith.

My personal favourite of them all - the traveller gnome with his little gnome rangefinder camera. Awesomeness times 1000.

Protester gnome. Hopefully he's protesting against Canada's proposed copyright law. Tony Clement, you sir, are a moron.

Mailman gnome. We found him atop a mailbox outside the main post office.

Who knew gnomes were so acrobatic?

Busker gnome.

And his one and only fan...

The first gnome telephone booth.

The Carpe Diem gnome. Just happy to be alive.

Gnomish Avionics.

The overindulging gnome. Kind of like me on this trip - eating, drinking, then falling asleep.

Gnome enjoying a fine perogy.

Prison Gnome.