Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

I had the honor of  being invited to the Polish Clock and Watch Collectors Club in Warsaw over the week end to make a small presentation on Vacheron Constantin and to present The Hour Club but most of all it was a fantastic opportunity to discover an amazing city with immense possibilities and most importantly hang out with Radek whom I discovered later on was in fact a recoding artist with over 150 concerts under his belt and a celebritycool

I thought I'll post some pictures of what I discovered from the city. Where I was expecting discovering a city with Sovietic architecture I discovered a city with beautiful areas, full of parks and amazing cuisine

The Palace of Culture, a gift from Staline. For those who have been to Moscow this is the same as the 7 there

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

and a funky photoshoped version:

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

Warsaw is a univerity town and the universities seem to be very well kept. Here the main hall of the Polytechnic shool and the glass ceiling

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

After bombings during WW 2 if the buikding was still up - and to express their thanks - the inhabitants often installed a statut of Jesus in the courtyard

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

The Royal Baths Park

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

Some Sovietic architecture

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

A true collector's car, the Trabant

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

The beautiful old town which was completely destroyed during WW2 and rebuilt

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

The evening Radek took us to a phenomenal restaurant serving Polish cuisine with a twist: Warszawa Wschodina. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the food but it was just scupmtous

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

And the last shot just to show that I did work a bit. Radek talking about The Hour Club to the audience

Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw

 

I am more than a little envious...
06/16/2014 - 16:01

...that you got to hang out with Radek.  Now, I know that must have been a fantastic and fun trip! 

But what is this about his being a recording star?  It would not surprise me at all, but we need some details...

And honestly, Alex, no wrist shots????? 

Best,

 

Robert

Because of the vodka all photos other than
06/16/2014 - 16:28

this came out blurry cheeky

Because of the vodka all photos other than

LOL
06/16/2014 - 16:50

More evidence of a good time.  yes

Re: I am more than a little envious... +1
06/16/2014 - 17:05

I, too, am more than a little envious?  I am wondering if Radek is really an international celebrity...

Bono?

Justin Bieber?

Sting?

Who are you REALLY Radek?  Horological minds want to know.

Alex your post and photos make me "homesick". I had the privilege
06/16/2014 - 17:52

of living in Warsaw from 2000 to 2004 - five full years, and I would say the best years of my life.  It is truly an aamazing city.  Besides the greenery, parks, and architecture etc., I am sure you intentionally left out the amazing hot women smiley.  Warsaw is a dangerous place to drive during summer (the women and their sexy clothing) as well as the huge lingerie ads which can cause near accidents. I almost had one while learning to drive and my driving instructor and me had a good laugh. 

Typically, western expats were very unhappy to be posted to Warsaw, but once they came, they never wanted to leave.

The Palace of Science and Culture was supposedly an infamous place in the old cold war days and some say it had KGB links and many who went in never came out.  Radek could fill us in on this more.  But today it is a commercial building with advertising banners all over.

From your photos, I have been to and seen all the sights you post.  Not sure about the restaurant though.

Which hotel did you stay at?

Did'nt know Radek was a celebrity.

I couldn't agree more on the beauty of the Polish women and yes no photos as
06/17/2014 - 10:41

what goes on in Warsaw stays in Warsaw cheeky

 

I was at the Mariott

Message for Radek - Since I lived in Warsaw, love the place so
06/16/2014 - 17:57

much, and speak basic Polish, have travelled the length and breadth of your country 9often by train), do I qualify to join the Polish Clock and Watch Collectors Club? wink

Re: Back from an amazing 3 days in Warsaw
06/16/2014 - 18:01

EXCELLENT, ALEX

I had heard you were there.

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Radek looks good. I am definitely envious too. Maybe soon. I got close on my recent trip but not enough time to get there.

Thanks for sharing.Joseph

Gratulacje!
06/16/2014 - 18:49

Congratulations to both Alex and Radek for what sounds like a fantastic occasion.  Warsaw sounds like an amazing city with such history and pride.  

Love the last picture Alex, either you haven't a clue what Radek is saying or you are staring down the front of some lovely lady's dress angel.  Hi Radek, thanks also for supporting our "no ties" movement...and what about socks? 

"Alex, either you haven't a clue what Radek is saying or you are staring down the front of some lovely lady's dress"
06/16/2014 - 19:37

I feel it my duty to point out that these two possibilities are not mutually exclusive, and I have my bet currently placed on "c) all of the above".

I have no idea what he's saying, he could be giving a cooking
06/17/2014 - 10:43

receipe and I wouldn't know the diference cheeky

Alex takes his car along and enjoys every minute of it!...
06/17/2014 - 10:45

This sounds like a wonderful weekend - a blend of both business and pleasureyes...

Intrigued to know about the talents of our lad, Radek?

Alex, If the photograph of the watch was the best of a bad bunch, I can't imagine what the others were likewink...

Regards

Tony

thanks for the post, Alex...
06/17/2014 - 13:23

unexpected praise of the city and myself as much as you calling me up on the stage during your presentationdevil

I thank the Lord the sweat beads trickling down my face don't show in the picture, though I should be used to performing in front of audiences, right?wink It was so hot up there.

Funny thing is the Polish watch collectors were so proud of their 10th anniversary and surprised that the Hour Club was only 2 yrs young. I had to explain that our forum (the Lounge) was a trendsetter (per Charlie's latest interview) in that respect and what really originated the idea of the club.

The coolest question though was: If i buy a Vacheron, do I get to go to SIHH??? Pragmatic, huh?

I had a great time and enjoyed our time together. Here are a couple of snapshots of mine... For all our sakes, good we didn't take any at the clubs...

Sorry for the slanted orienntation (no regular tools work to make them upright) and blurred pictures 

Alex working the presentation 

Radek...which clubs did you take Alex too? Now I'am jealous.
06/17/2014 - 17:43

...

We went to
06/18/2014 - 11:12

Enklaum, Bank, Platinum and Masquarade... at least that's what I think :-)

We went to
06/18/2014 - 11:13

Enklaum, Bank, Platinum and Masquarade... at least that's what I think :-)

By Enklaum do you mean Enclava? I avent heard of the latter
06/18/2014 - 12:19

three. Long time since I havebeen there. My favourite was a place called Organza...I am sure Radek would know. Also there was a place called Paparazzi and a lot of clubs on that same street. If Enclava is the one you went to, then Paparazzi was right next to it.