Wednesday, August 31, 2005

On the beach

This is probably the last lying in the sun this season. This place is only a couple of kilometers away from Malmö and it reminds me very much of a typical polish seaside. It’s here, lots of Malmö’s inhabitants spend their weekends if the weather allows it of course. The photos presents Isabella in action. She loves water, swimming and all kinds of water-sports.

To juz chyba ostatnie opalanie na plazy w tym sezonie. Miejsce to znajduje sie kilkanascie kilometrow od Malmö i przypomina bardzo polskie plaze. Tutaj wlasnie spedza weekend wielu mieszkancow Malmö jesli oczywiscie pogoda na to pozwala. Na zdjeciach jest Isabella w akcji. Ona uwielbia wode, plywanie i sporty wodne.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

My Fairyland

You can see yourself that it happens a lot of strange phenomena in the area where I live. I just hope that one moonlight night I'll meet some alien newcomer from the other planet and maybe HE or SHE will answer my weird endless questions.

Sami widzicie, ze w rejonie gdzie mieszkam dzieja sie czesto dziwne rzeczy. Mam tylko nadzieje, ze ktorejs ksiezycowej nocy spotkam jakiegos nieznanego przybysza z obcej planety, ktory da mi odpowiedz na moje osobliwe i niekonczace sie pytania.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Turning Torso

TURNING TORSO- The Highest Construction in Malmö-Sweden.

The architect behind Turning Torso is Santiago Calatrava.
Based on a sculpture that he had made years ago, Turning Torso is a residential and commercial tower that is the highest building in Malmö, Sweden. At over 50 stories, this building is easily Calatrava's largest, and is a rare foray into residential design.
One of the unusual benefits of the twisting form of the building is that potential residents get to choose their view. Those who prefer a view of the water from their bedroom might select an apartment on one floor, while those with a desire to overlook land might opt for a similar
apartment on a different floor.

Height: 623.3 ft (190.0 m)Average Floor Area: 4305.5 ft² (400.0 m²)Total Residential Space: 157153 ft² (14,599.5 m²)Total Office Space: 45208.4 ft² (4,199.9 m²)

The architect behind Turning Torso is Santiago Calatrava, one of the most fascinating architects of our time. He is internationally renowned for a series of remarkable and architecturally innovative projects.
He has a comprehensive training as a sculptor, architect and civil engineer, a background that enables him to be the principle construction manager in the exciting and technically advanced buildings he designs. Based in Zurich, Paris and Valencia.
Santiago Calatrava creates his work with the eye of the sculptor and is inspired by both animals and humans and their natural movements. By combining the free forms of art with strict geometry and modern material technologies, he crosses boundaries and constructs unique and fascinating buildings. Amongst his most celebrated works are a number of bridges, railway stations, communications towers and air traffic control towers.
Turning Torso started as a sculpture by Santiago Calatrava, shaped with inspiration from the human body in a twisting movement. From this original sculpture, called Twisting Torso, there is now a residential building being developed in partnership with HSB Malmö (Private Housing Association), which is set to be one of northern Europe's most exciting buildings.

BO-O1 is the area where you can find and admire the highest and one of the most controversial buildings in Malmö - Turning Torso. I took all these pictures during one sunny day and I still wonder who has so much courage to live in such a high and seemingly fragile construction, well... after all those terror attacks we could witness lately.
Anyway, this is really something special for Sweden since a typical Swede doesn't like very much to accomplish such unusual and extreme things.

BO-O1 to dzielnica, w ktorej znajduje sie najwyzsza i jedna z najbardziej kontrowersyjnych budowli w Malmö - Turning Torso.
Zrobilem te zdjecia podczas jednego slonecznego dnia
i w dalszym ciagu dziwie sie, kto ma na tyle odwagi aby mieszkac w tak wysokim budynku, ktory na pozor wydaje sie byc bardzo delikatny. Zwlaszcza po ostatnich atakach terrorystycznych, ktorych swiadkami bylismy niedawno.
W kazdym razie jest to cos rzeczywiscie niezwyklego w Szwecji, gdzie wiekszosc Szwedow nie lubi specjalnie odrozniac sie czyms wyjatkowym od otoczenia.

It's me against a background of BO-O1 area in Malmö where Turning Torso is.

To ja na tle dzielnicy BO-O1 w Malmö, gdzie znajduje sie Turning Torso.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

On the way to the midday sun...

My way to the midday sun

If you are death-bored and don't know what to do, just:

1. Pick up your hat
2. Grab your coat
3. Leave your worries on the doorstep
4. Direct your feet to the sunny side of the street


If you are still sick and tired of the everyday life, just take your car (if you have one) and try to find the way to your midday sun.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Just a couple of pictures...

Just a couple of snap-shots taken accidentally during today's shopping.

Pare przypadkowo zrobionych zdjec podczas dzisiejszych zakupow.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

to begin with...

The most important things are the hardest things to say.
They are the things you get ashamed of, because words make them smaller. When they were in your head they were limitless; but when they come out they seem to be no bigger than normal things. But that's not all. The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried; they are clues that could guide your enemies to a prize they would love to steal. It's hard and painful for you to talk about these things...and then people just look at you strangely. They haven't understood what you've said at all, or why you almost cried while you were saying it.