Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Złota Jesień

I finally uploaded the pictures from my camera. It was a really beautiful couple of weeks, most of the time, and here in auld Kent we're still having our own Indian Summer.

Nowa Huta - yes, really!

The park in Podgórze

On the way to Kopiec Krakusa


expateek said...

What lovely photos! I especially like the last one with those strange ladybird creatures. Do you know what they're called? (in English or Polish, either one)

Mr Growbag said...

They're firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus)

pinolona said...

Expateek - Thanks, I have no idea what they're called! They were everywhere though. I haven't seen them back home yet. Have you been to Kraków yet? That tree is near to Kopiec Krakusa (Krak's mound) which is just outside Podgórze. It's a lovely walk, even (especially) in winter, when all the red berries start to appear. On a clear day you can see as far as Slovakia.

Mr Growbag - thanks for enlightening us!

expateek said...

I'll have to come and check that tree! I've been to Krakow quite a few times now... lots of trips to the Czartoryski muzeum, first and foremost. But "all the way to Slovakia" I haven't seen!

When you're back in Polska, I'd love to meet up with you for a chat, if you're interested.

Anonymous said...

Pinolona is right. You can see the Slovakian mountains on a clear day.

especially the 2628m "ice peak"

pinolona said...

Anon: I haven't seen the ice-peak; last time I had a really clear view from the Kopiec was in June, so no ice in sight. I'll keep a look out next time though, thanks for the tip!

Expateek: the Czartoryski place is cool! I've only been there once actually but I definitely didn't see everything.
I'd love to meet up for a chat - I'll be back in February (at least that's the plan...) so maybe we can work something out then?

Anonymous said...

The "icy peak" is exactly behind the smaller tower ;)