8/21/15

March in Poland.



These photos are actually quiet ancient (like most of my abroad traveling photos). These were taken back in March of 2014, when I spent a week traveling in Poland with my class. We visited concentration camps, the remaining of the Warsaw ghetto, old synagogues and many other landmarks that had to do with WWII and the holocaust. It wasn't an easy trip. Standing on the grounds of a places where so many people were killed made chills run down my body in the speed of light. I don't think think my blog is the appropriate platform to share the photos and stories of those places, but I can say that there is no doubt in my mind that I came back home different. I began appreciating the simple things in life like having a bed and a coat that kept me warm.

Along with all of that, we were also able to explore the stunning country. Never-ending green fields surrounded us as we drove for hours and hours from one place to another. It was freezing cold whenever we stepped outside, so there was nothing more I enjoyed than snuggling next to my friend inside the bus, and looking through the window. I must say that Krakow was probably one of the most charming and beautiful cities I've ever been too. It looked like it was taken straight out of a fairy-tale.

Love, Alona

18 comments :

  1. Poland looks like such a lovely country! Would love to visit at some point :)
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  2. I think it would feel kinda weird to be standing there, like you said. So much horror, so much history. It's a beautiful country though, and your pictures are so well done. :)

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  3. I would love to visit Poland one day, but I am not sure I could manage to visit all those holocaust sites... there's something so disturbing even about the thought of it. I am sure you can still hear the wails in the softness of the air. That said, yeah, I probably would go, but man on man, my heart goes out.

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  4. I've definitely got to add Poland to my travel list now. It seems like it would be a really grounding and stunning trip. Really lovely photos!

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  6. Poland looks like an amazing place! I really love your blog. I hope you have a wonderful day! (:

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  7. I love your photos. The trip definitely does sound like it was quite an experience.

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  8. These photos are so lovely, they really have a nice mood to them. And yeah I can really imagine that would be a hard thing to talk about, can't imagine how I'd feel visiting old concentration camps in particular.

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  9. These photos make me just want to jump into them and live what you saw. They're raw and just plain great.

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  10. Such a lovely post! Great photography. Josie xo
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  11. I feel every time I travel I change as a person! And visiting such historic intense places would definitely affect me on much deeper levels!
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  12. These photos are so beautiful! Lovely post!

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  13. Ive always wanted to go to portland!
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  14. That would've been an interesting class trip, definitely confronting. But Krakow does look beautiful!

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  15. nice shots!! thanks for sharing! :D

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  16. I love all your photos, the edit is so amazing! I was in Poland last year March too! I miss traveling!

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  17. oh, wow, like that!

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