Posts tagged ‘poland’

Wordless Wednesday: Early Spring Special

Early Spring Special
Location: Pszczyna, Poland


February 8, 2021 at 10:00 am 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Beer Walk

Beer Walk
Location: Kraków, Poland

February 7, 2017 at 10:30 am 6 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Location: Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland

It caught my eye while visiting the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp in the German-occupied Poland where thousands of Jews and Non-Jews alike were exterminated by the Nazis in World War II.

Unintended or by design, this set of flowers, surrounded by barbed wires, indicated that beauty could bloom even in the most dire of situations.

Right there and then, I decided to take its picture. I thought that was the least I could do to preserve its memory long after it was gone.

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August 20, 2016 at 9:08 am 10 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time

Time and Relativity
Location: Krakow, Poland

In response to this week’s challenge, I want to share a picture that I took in the street of Krakow.

On first glance, you may not notice the connection. You’d think I’d gone nuts. But please indulge me for a moment.

Let me start by quoting Albert Einstein explaining his theory of time and relativity for the rest of us.

“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours.”

Now, let me paraphrase that quote a little bit.

“When you walk and kiss a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute, but when you pose as a human statue for a minute, you think it’s two hours especially when nobody pays attention.”

Did you finally get it? I hope you like the picture and that I’ve made Mr. Einstein proud.

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February 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm 11 comments

A Piece of America

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 June 2015

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was a lighting fixture that Ella’s father bought from the flea market.

Although it was too stylish for their circumstances, it didn’t stop him from installing it in their third floor apartment in Brooklyn. At the time, it represented the only piece of America that he owned.

His father was a doctor in Poland when the communists forced them to become refugees in America. Unable to practice his profession, he took whatever jobs he could find.

Ella who eventually became a doctor herself now thought its rich brass tone would fit nicely in their new home in Long Island.

June 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm 42 comments

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