polish notes

I’ve launched a second blog at gosia.lol, while micro.blog has moved to gosiu.lol (though it seems the domain hasn’t updated yet and is currently not working).

Anyway, you might want to check out what I’ve created, especially useful for photography enthusiasts.


🍿 Civil War (2024) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…



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Modernist tear

It was nearing midnight when I continued scouring the web in search of contact information for the residential community. I stumbled upon a place where allegedly a beautiful, modernist staircase was located, and I was eager to capture it in photographs. As a rule, I don’t like to enter someone’s space without permission, as it is quite impolite. I, as a resident, would feel strange if a stranger came to my apartment building and started taking pictures. Well, it has happened that I entered without asking, but I generally try to avoid it.

Typically, I check if the place I’m interested in has any companies based there. For example, in tenements, it’s quite common. I then write an email asking for permission, and there is usually no problem with that. But here, there was nothing. Moreover, the staircase was in a modern, “luxurious” building constructed in the 1930s.

“So there’s a risk that the residents won’t want to share their privacy,” I thought, “but it’s worth a try.”

Earlier, I went to the location to see if there was any bulletin board with a phone number for the administration, or anything of the sort. Unfortunately, I found nothing. It tempted me to wait until someone entered or exited, but I decided to persist.

The breakthrough came in the dead of night when I came across a PDF on a subcontractor’s website. It contained references issued by the aforementioned community, and their email address was visible.

“Bingo!” I whispered to myself. I immediately wrote an email and armed myself with patience.

Days passed, and there was silence. No response. I regretted not attaching a tracking script to the email. Then I would at least know if it had been opened and whether the contact was still valid.

Finally, after a week, the response arrived. “Dear Madam, we agree…” seemingly nothing, but I jumped with joy. They agreed, with certain conditions, but entirely acceptable. Now, all that was left was to wait for suitable weather to have as much natural light as possible for a well-lit staircase. In November, it’s difficult to find such a sunny day, so once again, I had to arm myself with patience and wait.

I took a break from work, called a taxi, and set off. The sun was bright and quite sharp.

“A bit like in January,” I thought, looking out the Uber window. I arrived ten minutes ahead of time. We had arranged a specific time without providing any additional contact. I left only my phone number “just in case.”

Ten past the agreed time, and there was silence.

“I’ll wait until half past and then we’ll see,” I said to myself. I stood in the cold, shifting from foot to foot. The sun was shining, but the cold was palpable. Finally, twenty past, and the phone vibrated.

“Please call >apartment number< ,” a male voice said. I dialed the apartment number on the intercom, and the door opened. Before my eyes, a beautiful, modernist staircase revealed itself.

“At last!” I smiled joyfully to myself and got to work :) πŸ“·

Villa la Fleur is a private museum located in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. It serves as a home to collections of works by Polish and Jewish artists associated with the Γ‰cole de Paris (School of Paris). The museum comprises two buildings, separated by a sculpture park. One of the distinctive features of this historic villa is the beautiful wooden spiral staircase, which can be seen in the attached photo.


Warsaw in autumn colors. Photograph taken with my new body Sony a7 IV, and lens Sony FE 70-300mm Ζ’/4.5-5.6 G OSS

πŸ“· Pastel Bieszczady.

Bieszczady, Polish mountains.

Sunset in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

Finally something about women πŸ”₯❀️

🍿 Barbie (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

πŸ“Ί Outlander (2014)

Welcome Back ❀️

β€žTop Shots”

A woman is taking photos/videos with her phone from the balcony

Pride Parade in Warsaw, Poland

Daily Office from the lower floor

πŸ“· Iranian woman protests in Oslo.

When you start your own project, full of enthusiasm, and you hear someone from your surroundings saying, “It will definitely fail,” “How do you imagine that,” “Nothing will come of it,” and so on. Demotivating opinions that I didn’t ask for.

That’s why I don’t say anything.


Something here does not begin at its usual time. Something does not happen quite as it should Here someone was and was, then suddenly disappeared and now is stubbornly absent. (Wislawa Szymborska)


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Vigeland Park. This poop looks like he puked on a baby πŸ˜† Anyway, I’ll be back here in July I think. I mean to Norway. But more north and with a tent. But the biggest adventure awaits for me in August 😈 can’t wait!

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🍿 Book Club: The Next Chapter (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

Sex and the City vibe


Summer Vibes

🍿 The Eight Mountains (2022) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

β€žThe mountain is not just snow and cliffs, ridges, streams, lakes, pastures. The mountain is a way of living life. One step in front of the other, silence, time and measure”

a guy on the roof of a hut built in the mountains

🍿 L’immensitΓ  (2022) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Penelope Cruz πŸ”₯

L'immensitΓ  scene

🍿 Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 (2023) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Great movie! A bit of a tearjerker 😒

πŸ“ΈπŸ“· A crowd heading towards Charles Bridge and from CharlesBridge.