Going Home for a Holiday
Hi, I have just come back from a marvelous 3 weeks in Poland spending most of the time with my Mother, Sister and friends. It was a lovely time of the year, late summer, with warm sunny days but not too hot.
Over next the few days I will bore you with some bits and pieces, but let’s start with the New Zealand connections.
My sister lives near the historic part of Warsaw just behind the Botanic Gardens, on the main street leading to them is the most fabulously restored old palace. Facade is completely restored, but when you get through the huge entrance door into a quadrant you are into old/modern world housing restaurants and offices. Amongst others our own New Zealand Embassy…… just have a peek.
New Zealand in Poland
Superb Historic Buildings
Eat your heart out Historic Places Trust and Dunedin City Council trying to stop development of a run of historic houses in Prices Street in Dunedin by the investors with similar ideas they say in the name of “preserving” history, but in practice letting it to fall into disrepair.
A Taste of Home !!
On my second day in Poland I was invited by my friend, Ania, for dinner. Incidentally I met Ania on my first day in school where we remained friends for the next 16 years, when we both studied Law together at Warsaw University. After graduation I left for England, Ania remained in Poland, but we never lost touch. So, there I was in her house looking at the fruit bowl and could not believe my eyes, see for yourselves.
So, there you are two NZ connections in Poland !