Yesterday saw the official ‘opening’ of Warsaw’s Christmas illuminations for 2009. We popped down there today with about 28,000 other people to take a look and bring you these pictures hot from the processing queue:
The President’s tree
The tree by the castle
The Old Town Square tree & market
The Las Vegas Syrena
Krak Przed illuminations
Krak Przed fountain thingy
Bread, dripping and drobny
Something for the kids
We got there just as it was getting dark and it was pretty busy. By the time we left, all those who had decided to eat kolacja before going to see the lights were stuck in an endless queue of traffic trying to find a parking spot. It was busier than a Friday rush-hour.
Very nice to see that Warsaw is finally taking this stuff seriously. The market in the old town is an obvious but good thing to do. Hopefully next year they will have more stalls selling Christmasy things and fewer selling wędliny, mountain cheese, bread and smalec.
PS – Will the bastard who stole my Sony mp3 player & Sennheiser earphones from the flight back from Frankfurt on Friday please throw themselves under a bus! Thank you. (We abandon an expensive Omega watch in Oslo airport and it’s returned safely to us. We leave a half-decent mp3 player in a Polish plane for less than 30 minutes and guess what – “I’m sorry but someone must have taken it”)
Oh yes, nearly forgot, Merry Christmas!