Sunday, May 30, 2010

Urszulanki Klastor

This is a hidden convent of the Urszulanki sisters in the center of Warsaw behind the Warsaw Music Academy. They have their own fields which they till and grow their own crops-- which is amazing as it is located right in the heart of the city.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

warsaw uprising wall writings

This writing says "No mines found. Checked." It is one of the few remaining 'graffitis' from the Warsaw Uprising. Now it is covered by protective glass and you can find it in Ochota.

Friday, May 28, 2010

mloda polska paintings

hot doughnuts

Out of this little window on ul. Chielmna, you can find one of the best secrets in Warsaw-- hot doughnuts! These doughnuts are covered with glaze and almond slices and filled in the center with Polish rose jam (it is fantastic). They are served warm so when you bite into them you have a crispiness from the almonds and a warm jam filled inside. Blike's doughnuts may be the most historic and famous in the city but these are the best. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

warsaw's palm

This palm tree was set up as a temporary exhibition entitled "Greetings from Jerusalem Avenue" in 2002/3. The artist,Joanna Rajkowska, intended it to be up only for the exhibition but, after protest from citizens of Warsaw, the palm tree stayed.You can find it on the crossroads of Jerozolimskie Street and Nowy Swiat.

marjusz jewlery

I met Marjusz two weeks ago at the regional products fair in nowe miasto (Warsaw).  Although not all it is is my style, I really liked it all and think the quality is fantastic. I was most drawn to his rings, silver flowers with small diamonds, silver rings with natural pearls in a modern settings and his leaf 'collection'. His set up with the suitcases is also very original. His website isn't up and running yet but his contact information is: 

dzien matki

Yesterday was Mother's Day in Poland. If my mother was here, I would have bought her one of these cute and tasty cakes from Blike..

Sunday, May 23, 2010

stara ochota cafe & gallery

stara ochota is a magical is the type of place where you met the owners on your first visit and could spend all afternoon there. there are plenty books, games, and magazines to read, tables with lace tablecloths, and a room filled with antiques which are all for sale....! the coffee is fair trade, they have a big tea selection and there are lovely homemade pastries and is easily one of the best cafes in warsaw-- it is worth the trip

info: stara ochota, ul. glogera 6, stara ochota// trams 1, 7, 9, 15, 25, 35 wawelska stop//map

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ochota neons

uniforms: 1


opera is a polish design shop in nowe miasto. it has some fantastic pieces made by polish artisans, especially ceramics and pottery. the place doubles as a small gallery of contemporary art (glass, ceramic, textile & furniture). 
info: opera, ul. freta 14

falling letters