19 March 2017

Family time Down Under

We finally made it to Australia, two brothers reunited after many years apart and living on opposite sides of the planet. A two week holiday to spend family time down under and meet the the new jewel of the planet, my niece, my brothers first born and daughter, Tippi. An unforgettable feeling that I cherish and keep close to my heart. 

The city of Brisbane. A viewpoint not far from where we spent most of our two weeks in Australia.






We were very fortunate to spend a few days in Byron Bay, a few hours drive south of Brisbane along the the Gold Coast. Just outside of Byron Bay is this place, Crystal Castle, where we spent the morning walking around the gardens. Absolutely beautiful. 






This is a wishing tree, or prayer tree, I can't remember, same thing really. Anyway, what is written and tied to the tree is transported along the living network that is the Universe and instantly received by the One. 

We found this really cool place to sit and restore our energy levels in the company of rose quartz.

These parrots are called Galah. In Australian slang, a Galah means a foolish person. These are one of the most abundant parrots and are found over most of Australia, including some offshore islands. The
availability of food and water in agricultural areas can allow them to occur in huge flocks. 

Sleeping Joey.

It's so hot there during the day most creatures are sleeping.




A picture of a beautiful woman giving blessings for what she is about to eat. A plate of something called Momo's, Tibetan style. A selection of veg. wrapped in thin dough and quickly boiled. First time we tried them, delicious!!!
Sheila on the rocks.
Someone strutting their stuff for the local sheila's, I think his name was Bruce. 

Far too long since we were altogether. It was a great time and a great feeling to be reunited, even if for a brief moment in time. 

Beach life

Beach life. The good life. Something like 90% of the Australian population live somewhere along the coast. Here are a some pictures from the Gold Coast as to why that might be. 



Byron Bay.



Giving the rugby ball a spin. Had to be done.

Surfers paradise, for the sharks too.


Just chilling, enjoying the view. Waves, sheila's, it can get a bit much sometimes, not knowing where to look.



Drinking in the beauty of the sunset.

"Looks like some fire dancing hippies up ahead."

4 October 2016

Rome

Rok temu w pazdzierniku wybralismy sie na krotki wypad do Rzymu, pojechalismy z Matka, ktora chciala spelnic swoje marzenie. Wpis wspominkowy, jako, ze ostatnio ucichlo na bogu, pomimo tego, ze tak naprawde duzo sie dzialo i dzieje. Przeprowadzki, zmiany pracy, dzieci najblizszych...
Duzymi krokami zbliza sie kolajna zmiana, a wlasciwie zmiany, zawsze sklania mnie to do spojrzenia wstecz. 
Anyway,wracajac do  Rzymu. Wrazenia juz opadly, ale byl to dobry czas.

A year ago in October we went for a short trip to Rome, we accompanied Matko, who wanted to make her wish come true. Recently the blog has been very quiet despite the fact that our lives are full of  events, removals, work changes, appearances of babies in our closest circles....
We're approaching another big change, or rather a series of changes and as always it makes me look back in time. 
Anyway, going back to Rome. The first impressions are gone by now but it was a very  good time.




Slynne Campo di Fiori po godzinach. Famous Campo di Fiori closing up time.


Streets are full of scouters and despite a chaotic and dangerous looking driving, it feels very safe. The fascination  with ancient Egypt is visible everywhere you go.
Ulice pelne sa skuterow, pomimo chaotycznego i na pierwszy rzut oka niebezpiecznego stylu jazdy czuje sie bezpiecznei. Wokol odczuwa sie fascynacje starozytnym Egiptem.


Najmniejszy z wielu obeliskow stojacych w Rzymie,stojacy naSloniu Berninieg, z widokiem na Panteon.
The smallest of many Rome's obelisk's, placed on Bernini's Elephant, Pantheon in the background.
Panteon. Pantheon.

Muzea Watykanskie, dluga historia jak sie tam znalezlismy. Najwieksze zbiory sztuki na swiecie, nas ta ilosc troche przerosla. Liczba eksponatow polaczona z nieustajaco poruszajaca sie rzeka ludzi wewntarz jest naprawde meczaca. W pewnym momencie zmysly sie blokuja. Ale jest tam mnostwo fascynujacych skarbow.
Vatican Museum, it's a long story how we got there eventually. They hold the biggest art collection in the world, I think it was too much for us. The amount of exhibitions together with constantly moving flow of people is really tiring. The senses shut down at some stage. But there is a lot of hidden treasures.

Dziwnie patrzy sie w pomalowane oczy Ateny.
Wiekszosc rzymskich rzezb byla orginalnie "naga", dopiero gdy Chescijanstwo wkroczylo na arene pojawily sie nanich ektra listki figowe w strategicznych miejscach.
It's  strange to look into Athena's painted eyes.
All of the sculptures were naked to start with, it's only when Christianity "took over" they gained an extra fig leaf here & there. 




Kapitol.

Lapidarium przy najstarszym kosciele Rzymu - Santa Maria Travestere. 
Lapidary by the oldest Rome's Church - Santa Maria Travestere.

Reset umyslu nad morze. Mind reset at the sea side.



Traverstere - bardzo ciekawa i pelna zyca dzielnica na Zatrybrzu.
Traverstere - very interesting and vibrant part of Rome.
Przedwyjazdowe szczescie z najbardziej czokoladowymi gelato w Rzymie. 
Pre-leaving happiness with the most chocolaty gelato in Rome.

Plac Swietego Piotra. Saint's Peter Square.