Monday, 5 November 2018

You can always go Downtown

Out of the Metro and into the crushed velvet dusk in my City of Dreams; a clear sky as the sun went down. Below: the Palace of Culture from the edge of the Patelnia.


Below: one of two above-ground structures belonging to W-wa Śródmieście (suburban) station, the Marriott hotel behind it.


And moving on, to the right in the distance, W-wa Centralna (inter-city) station. To the right of the Marriott, the Oxford Tower, to the left, the very 1990s Orco Tower. Before too long, all three will be dwarfed by Varso tower, which will appear behind the Shentroo' Wailway Shtation (as ZTM's English-language voiceover man helpfully pronounces it).


Below: crossing Emilii Plater to get to Złoty Tarasy - the terraces of gold - shopping mall.


"The lights are much brighter there/You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares/So go downtown, where all the lights are bright/ Downtown, waiting for you tonight"
[Lyrics: Tony Hatch]

This time two years ago:
Opinions vs facts - our media today

This time three years ago:
Judging PO's eight years in power

This time four years ago
Cloudless, 18C - the beauty of Polish autumn

This time five years ago: 
Call 19115: Warsaw Fix-my-Street

This time seven years ago:
Vapour trails at sunset

This time eight years ago:
Autumnal blues

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And orkiestra Tico Tico played a gentle bossa nova.

Marek

Gordon Hawley said...

How about Glenn Frey - You Belong To The City

https://youtu.be/j4ueaD22hg8