Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Papal anniversary

This morning, flags were out all over Warsaw's public transport system, on buses, at Metro stations. The reason - the third anniversary of the death of Poland's beloved Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła. On my way home across pl. Grzybowski, I saw a huge outpouring of popular emotion marking the day. People young and old would leave votive candles by the statue of the Polish Pope outside the Church of All Saints. I feel that as the years pass, 2 April will enter the calendar of profound Polish anniversaries - like 1 August, marking the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and 15 August, marking the Polish victory over the Bolshevik invaders outside Warsaw in 1920.

This time last year:
Agriculture on ul. Trombity
An introduction to the wetlands at the end of ul. Trombity (II)
Inbound to land: On the flightpath to Warsaw Okęcie airport

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