Thursday, October 10, 2013

Embracing Polish Culture One Step at a Time

In the two months I've been here, I have come to realize that my music taste also extends to the Polish variety. Yes, I really like Polish music! The songs are so catchy and even though I can't understand a word of what's being said, I butcher the lyrics anyway. I did attempt to read the lyrics to the second song on my list and I failed...miserably. Learning Polish is still a massive work in progress but listening to Polish music should be a step in the right direction, right? So here are the top 5 Polish songs I currently have and frequently listen to on my iPod.

1)  Skrzydlate Ręce by Enej

2) Cisza by Bednarek

3) Bałkanica by Piersi
4) Symetryczno-Liryczna by Enej
5)To Co Nam było  by Red Lips

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Weekend in Poznan - Part I

I've been to Poznan twice already and for some reason I still can't get enough of it. Hopefully these pictures will give you an idea of the awesome city I've come to enjoy! 

This is Poznan's train station
Map of Poznan

Statue of Neptune

Me in front of the Fountain of Neptune
Statue of St. John
Just hanging a shoe
Don't mess with the pigeons! 

Town Hall of Poznan
No idea what this guy was up to. Praying? Protesting? We just left him alone

Just a wild guess...Here's the Archeology Museum?

Parish Church
What a beauty!!
The detail work on the church's ceiling is ridiculous
Ridiculousness Part II
Seeing this almost made me wish I could play the organ...almost

Pope John Paul II

Last but not least, check out the altar!

This club has my name on it. Must check it out at some point!
Who wants to duel?
Kebab sandwich with fries...yum

A taste of home...H&M
Just another busy day at the mall
I appreciate the creativity
The graphic tee is so popular here...I don't know how I feel about it yet
Of course it is
There was a time I thought I needed a good pair of overalls...
I thought this quote was hilarious. In case you can;t read it:
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes."

Yes, please!

Chess, anyone?
View of the mall from one of its many exits
And here's another one
Last one I promise..

The Imperial Castle

In Poland it's referred to as the Zamek. It was constructed in 1910 by Franz Schwechten for William II, a German Emperor.
It's more of a palace than a castle
Filharmonica Poznanska
University Aula
 Monument of the two crosses commemorates the victims of the June 1956 demonstrations against the communists in Poznan
This tablet commemorates Pope John Paul II visit to Poznan in 1997
Monument of Adam Mickiewicz
Poland's most famous Polish poet
           Grand Theater located in Mickiewicz Park
Collegium Minus of Adam Mickiewicz University and Konrad

You have reached the end of Poznan Part I. I will be posting Part II sometime in the very near future.

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