Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Krakowskie Przedmieście in the snow

My business day ended as it began, at the Hotel Bristol (below) on Krakowskie Przedmieście. This time for what was first of many pre-Christmas drinks receptions.

The Bristol looks quite splendid lit up at night amid all the snow, as indeed does the entrance to the University of Warsaw (below).

The Smolensk cross, that had been such a socially divisive issue for 154 days this year, has gone. Not a sign of it remains. There are no elderly protesters outside the presidential palace next door to the Bristol, handing out leaflets written in deranged tones about conspiracy and murder and Jews. A place once full of anger and discord is now at peace, blanketed by snow and illuminated by Christmas lights.


Anonymous said...

Michael - Breakfast drinks as well?


basia said...

sublime...and Starowka covered in snow: picture-postcard perfect.
Temps are pretty scary though.
keep well

Michael Dembinski said...

The evening, Bob, was time for the 'first of many pre-Christmas drinks..." :-)

Basia - minus 15C - mały pikuś!