I am sure that the camera I used to take this picture does not have the miniature effect on it. But the picture from the tower nearby the old town of Warsaw looks like it was taken right from a miniature set on a table. The people walking by the roadside and the cars are as if they are intentionally arranged to create the realistic shadow effects by their sides.
There is also something about the architecture and the colours of the building that is pleasing to my eyes.
I am aware that walking tours might not give out accurate information to gullible tourists. I was wondering why there are carvings of animals on buildings around Cracow’s old town. It was highlighted by the guide that when the number system had not been adopted for one’s residence or address, properties in the old days had carvings of animals or other objects on top of the doors or at the front of the buildings. Can you imagine looking for someone’s house and the neighbours say, “Oh, it’s the house with a tiger.”
Let me explain. I spent my childhood in Indonesia. Just like a typical primary school classroom, there would be one of those posters with all the flags in the world. One flag stood out for me: The inverted Indonesian flag. It is probably the only country that I know that is so foreign and far away but yet, familiar.
Cracow’s old town did not disappoint. I loved the medieval atmosphere of bricked old walls and wooden posts as if it was still being used as a fortress. Continue reading “Darn, Cracow.”
I would usually go to the nearby towns by public transport, but I really wanted to have a good time absorbing the atmosphere at the camps in Auschwitz and not waste a lot of energy on the way. I decided to book a tour (seekracow.com) that directly pick me up from my hostel and back. There was even a student price for the tour, which is a no-brainer for me. Continue reading “The Concentration Camps”
Today was the start of my East Europe adventure. And I already made a mistake. Continue reading “Glasgow to Warsaw, the Understatement”