Krakow Eternal

After visiting with family in my hometown of Belchatow, my wife, niece, and I spent the rest of the trip in and around the city of Krakow. If Poland is on your list of places to visit, this city will give you the most sightseeing bang for your buck. Like the capital Warszawa (Warsaw), Krakow … Continue reading Krakow Eternal

Poland, Belated

This is a post that was long overdue. For one, we visited in August of 2018, and I just never got around to organizing my photos and putting together a proper blog post. Second, it was my first visit in twelve years. I am 100% Polish, or as I like to say, a purebred Polak. … Continue reading Poland, Belated

Crooked River County

American rust belt metropolises are urban nebulae of sorts. The city cores grew and expanded furiously in the 19th and early 20th centuries, fed by the heavy industries of the time. But just as stars run out of fuel, so too steel, mining, and manufacturing left these cities. In the span of a generation, population … Continue reading Crooked River County

Out and About

Some of these were destinations in and of themselves, others were just places that grabbed my attention while driving around the Georgian countryside. As a kid, I lived in Poland for a couple years in the 80’s. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I got the rare privilege(?) of experiencing the Kafkaesque wonders … Continue reading Out and About

Cliffside Baths of Tbilisi

I wasn’t expecting this trip to involve much urbex. It was the old architecture of Tbilisi as well as the beautiful countryside that drew me to Georgia. However, it quickly became apparent that this city had many interesting abandoned and derelict buildings, many of which were easily accessible. So what’s a boy to do, if … Continue reading Cliffside Baths of Tbilisi

Tbilisi Streets

As I mentioned in the last post, I spent most of my time on this trip in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. Though archeological evidence suggests the site of the present city has been occupied by humans for millenia, legend has it that it was founded in the mid-5th century AD by¬† King Vakhtang Gorgasali. The city’s … Continue reading Tbilisi Streets