Saturday, August 20, 2016
This is the Palace of Culture in Warsaw - spent a last little moment there before leaving for Gdynia and thence Stockholm - almost no time and only went up to the top of the building and looked out. It cost like 5 zloty which is, you know, 20c Australian or some shit.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
The rest of that floor was farming implements, bits of bespoke ornament and pottery, and a really extraordinary thing with a pointy head and a hot water bottle body which I am really annoyed I couldn’t photograph properly because of its behindglassness.
Upstairs was the natural history displays, way too many stuffed animals in truth but also some terrific fossils and some very classy mountain models.
The museum was packed with adults and children, and while I can’t say no-one was saying anything idiotic because I have no idea what they were saying, I was impressed by their contemplative demeanour. Well done Poland.
I can't pretend to understand what the idea is here but I do know that sheltering from the Zakopane rain in a street attraction known as the Upside Down House there was more fun and delight than I saw anywhere at all in Zakopane in the time I was there. I mean other people experiencing fun and delight, me, I was not entirely convinced.
(I realise the true visceral thrill of seeing things like this upside down is kind of minimised by the fact that they might just be pictures of things the right way up, but turned upside down. What can I do or say to prove that they are not?)
Not sure what role the three musicians below play in the Upside Down House story but there they are.