Thursday, 30 November 2017

Warsaw - National Museum

The National Museum in Warsaw is not only the largest in town, but also one of the largest in whole Poland and has nearly 830,000 exhibits on display, starting with ancient pieces, over to medieval sacred art, Gallery of Old Masters with paintings from national and other european artists such as Rembrandt, Botticelli or Renoir and even applied and modern art. So with its different types of art from almost every period of time, it is really diverse. To tell the thruth, I didn't know much about polish art and now I wonder why, because the exibits are as exceptional as the ones from the famous italian or flemish artists. I even found some favorites there like Aleksander Gierymskis "In the bower" or "Strange Garden" by Józef Mehoffer.

Das Nationalmuseum ist Warschau ist nicht nur das größte der Stadt, sondern auch eines der größsten des Landes und verfügt über Ausstellungsstücke unterschiedlicher Epochen, angefangen bei einer  Antikausstellung (die leider während unseres Besuches geschlossen war), über Kirchenkunst aus dem Mittelalter, eine Gemäldesammlung nationaler und ausländischer Künstler, sowie polnische Moderne und Angewandte Kunst. Das Museum ist somit sehr abwechslungsreich gestaltet und für jeden Gechmack ist etwas dabei.
Um die Wahrheit zusagen, wusste ich nicht viel über polnische Kunst, was schon wirklich eine Schande ist, denn die Kunstwerke stehen denen bekannter italienischer oder flämischer Künstler in nichts nach und ich wundere mich, warum manche polnischen Künstler nicht über ihre Landesgrenzen hinaus bekannt sind. Ich habe dort einige Gemälde entdeckt, die jetzt zu meinen liebsten gehören, wie z.B. "In der Gartenlaube" von Aleksander Gierymski oder "Strange Garden" von Józef Mehoffer.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Online Shop Fashion Favorites

Even though summer is my favorite time of the year, the christmas time comes in second. As soon as November starts and it gets really cold outside, I can't wait for the christmas markets to open and the cities to be decorated festively. Then I would also love to adorn myself with sequins and pearls every day, because fashion really affects my mood and I can get into the festive spirit more easily with festive clothes.
In my last 'Favorites Post' I was absolutely disappointed by the items I saw in the shops,but now with the party wear pieces, I am pleased again. 
I also created a wishlist on Amazon with nice pieces I found over there.
You find all the links for every item on my November Pinterest Board.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Warsaw - Day 2 - Change of Plans

Originally my plan for our second day was to visit the Royal Castle. But because an event was happening there that day, it was closed. So we spontaneously had to make a change of plans. My number one tip while visiting a city is, always make sure to visit a tourist office first. Of course you have to research the main attractions before you travel, but it often happend to us, that the sights unexpectedly changed their opening hours. So we went to the tourist office at the Old Town Market Square and they suggested an alternative nearby. So next stop - National Museum.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Warsaw - Outfit Day 2

Day two of our Warsaw adventures. I was already complaining in a previous post, that it is extremely difficult to do a citytrip in winter only with hand luggage. Maybe it isn't a problem for most people, but if you want to take outfitpics everyday, like I do, then you need different coats or jackets. And they of course take up a lot of space. First-world-problems I think right now.:)
So there you have start with layering and on your flights putting on your heaviest und most voluminous clothes. Fortunatelly I took my hoodie jacket with me, because it was raining from time to time. And we definitely underestimated the polish weather, because even though we are used to (kind of;) the cold, german weather, the wind there was icy. So I even had to buy another thin cardigan there for layering.

In these pics I am wearing: a faux-fur jacket and necklace from Primark, underneath my thin hoodie cardigan from Pull&Bear, a long, sleeveless knit top also from Pull&Bear (pins attached by me), (self) distressed jeans and gold studded boots from H&M

Monday, 23 October 2017

Warsaw - Rising Museum

During our "city tour" we learned, that the Warsaw Uprising was one of the major historical events of the cities history, if not even the most important, when the polish resistance fought to liberate the city from its german occupation. After these 2 months, over 85% of the city was destroyed.
The museum deals with the events that took place before, during and after that happening. It is said to be one of the most innovative museums of Poland and that made it even more interesting for me. Normally I don't like museums, that are only about war, because I find them too depressing and upsetting, but because this event was so important, even for the identity of the city nowadays, this museum has to be on your schedule, when visiting Warsaw. With its dark atmosphere it takes you back to that wartime, but is more fascinating than depressing, because you see how the people fought for their freedom.