Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sights and smells

Those who have stayed in a Paris hotel probably know that the front may look great, but the view at the back can be quite horrible. Polish housing estates are different from this. As a rule the front looks horrible, and the back is a shocking wasteland of mud, cobblestones, burnt-out pvc wastebins (imagine the smell) and rubbish containers. Talking about smells, this is coal mining country where not all the pits are closed - yet. Coal is still used for home heating, so every now and then I catch a sniff of coal smoke. Nice if they don't overdo it!

Added to this, and changing the subject abruptly, here's a slide show I found. It's about The Who of course.







9 comments:

VallyP said...

Nice images, koosje - of Poland and the Who!

Koos F said...

Wow you are quick. How did you know about my new post?

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Koos,
I've just looked through all these posts I missed. As usual, lovely photos. I like the snow bits- reminds me of home, although we are now officially about to ban winter with two days in a row of temps above 10C! The snow is mostly gone from the ground here, although patches of ice mountains can be found here and there. Thankfully, I am here. :)

Thank you for the beautiful pictorials and interesting views. This is one of the reasons I always enjoy my visits here.

xx
AM

grace said...

Fantastic slide show

E.L. Wisty said...

Is that an indication that the French are more superficial than the Polish, caring more about appearances, I wonder?

Well, probably not.

Anyway, hope your Polish journey is continuing all around satisfactorily!

Koos F said...

France might just be rich enough to make good appearances I guess.
Poland isn't a poor country, but there's a certain lack of money in general, I'm afraid

Koos F said...

Hi Maria

The right moment, maybe, to say I am back home.
A nice stack of good memories and photographs to share with dear friends and curious acquaintances.

MargieCM said...

I am getting quite cross with Blogger. I KNOW I posted a comment here the other day, and voom! I come back and it's not there. This morning it logged me in on someone else's account - someone called Amy Lettuce or something. Humph.

Anyway, housing estates - whose ideas were these anyway? I expect they meant well.

I would like to smell coal smoke again - we used briquettes (compacted coal) in our old slow combusion stove when I was a child, and it always smelt lovely. Wood smoke though, is my very favourite, and I know it's probably carcinogenic and makes your toes drop off and your teeth fall out and speeds up global warming by 5000% but I still love my open fire in Winter.

Nice slides!
M x

Koos F said...

Computers are wonderful things, but the programs, like Blogger, may sometimes be a bit unstable.

Smells are more important than photos, but harder to produce - other than body odoronos of course.

I am now so concerned about global warming that I hold my breath for fear of producing too much CO2.