picadilly circus new years eve

Last post in 2014 must be London. Also it's my first london post in a while despite I had spent four weeks there this year.
So the New Years Eve plus London - my first thought was Picadilly Circus, I'm sure this place will go bonkers tonight! Towards the end of my time in London last September I went to Picadilly to get the last glimpse of Central London, the busiest, the densest part of this sprawling metropolis. Last moments in London for the last moments this year. 
Happy New Year!

buildings and colors

A few pictures of a few buildings from today. Little different face of autumn in Krakow. All taken in Krowodrza neighborhood west from the center.

a trip to the seaside

Although I cycle nearly every day all year long, I only went for one bike trip this year. It was catching the last glimpse of summer, the last rays of warm sunshine. I took the bus to Gdańsk, then municipal train to Gdynia, then another train to the seaside to build my bike up at 6 PM on a September Thursday and cycle the beautiful 40 kilometers along Hel Peninsula, "the" peninsula of Poland.
The two last shots are from Gdynia where I ended my voyage with a couple of screenings at Gdynia Film Festival 2014.

community center in warsaw

Warsaw is going local. It's a fact. After four years of living here on and off, I can clearly observe how neighborhoods are starting to thrive on their own. It's pretty unprecedented for Poland and I'm happy to see it.
This structure, Służewski Dom Kultury (Community and Cultural Center of Służew) is a brand new complex. It's embedded into a lovely park of Dolina Służewiecka. I used to work right by the construction site and I was sadden with a sight of something being built in the park. However they did a great job blending the architecture with nature, and created an organic place which is pleasant to be in. Hopefully it'll serve well the local community!

downtown warsaw sky

July happens to be the most rainy of the months I was finally out and about to take advantage of the beautiful sky and photo safari the city a little bit.

chasing the sunrise

Going up on top of something for sunrise is pretty cool and surreal. Babia Gora provides one of the greatest sightings. Its the first post using the blogger app so forgive me the pics not being in order.