Sunday, March 8, 2009

Poland

I doubt we'll have any snow again this winter, so i better post this card while its still eligible to represent the winter season...

This is definitely one of the loveliest, cutest, BLUEST maps ive seen! It captured my heart on first sight :)
At first i thought that it reperesnts Poland in winter, but it actually shows one of Polish regions called Malopolska (in some free translation, it would be "little Poland")...im not sure why they picked that region, instead of showing entire Poland...maybe coz the cards are printed there...another idea crossed my mind that its maybe coz this part of Poland is famous for some winter events, but then i  recalled that i had also seen this same card representing summer...so the option is out. At least ive learned that "winter" in Polish is "zima" which is the same in Macedonian (зима).
I could go and write some info about Malopolska that I have found on the net, but i thought that Ksenia may give me more info and all, and esp. im curious to know WHY this set of cards represents Malopolska only and not entire Poland :) And if there is really a card for each of the seasons...

Speaking of winter, the weather here is rather insane...yesterday i had some things to do in the afternoon, and since it was sooo nice and sunny and lovely and warm, i decided to go by bike...i dont know if Murphy simply loves experimenting on me, but in the next hour the weather drastically changed and there was such a windstorm that i feared i may not be able to come back home...and yeah, it was an experience one of a kind to cycle in that wind, blowing like crazy from all sides....and to make things more ironic, once i got home, it all calmed down...i really feel like a magnet for bad things sometimes...the rest of my evening was all down as well...people keep disappointing me...i wanted to read a book or write a letter but i just simply couldnt focus on anything...after god knows how much time, my playlist had only instrumental and classical music in it...starting from Richard Clayderman, Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff, Wagner, Gershwin etc etc...sometimes according to my playlist, you can figure out my current mood...

2 comments:

Оксана said...

I'm not sure, but I think this postcard shows only the Małopolska region, because perhaps it was issued by the Małopolskie Voivodeship to promote the region. I think so, because there's written "Województwo Małopolskie" in the down left corner (Voivodeship is an administrative division of Poland, there are 16 of them). But that's just my guess :)
Anyway, that's a really cool map card and I'm not saying it just because I'm from Poland :D

Ana said...

well, im from Macedonia and i say that this is definitely a cool map...no biased feelings here :)

thanks for the input!