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On Poland – Gdansk and Sopot

On Poland – Gdansk and Sopot

Last week I travelled to Poland… for just a day. Like all the best trips, this was pretty much unplanned and I just kind of fell into it. I was invited to join a friend and being myself, I could not say no to an adventure. I studied Polish language and culture for several years while at university and on my last year, I even won a scholarship to travel to Warsaw but ended up moving to the States instead. For all these reasons, Poland had been on my bucket list for quite some time.  I simply can’t believe I let all these years go by without visiting.

Our short trip was beautiful, fun and intense. We stayed in Sopot but spent most of the day in Gdańsk. I like to think we had the time to ‘breathe’ a little bit of the atmosphere of the places we visited.

I could say a few things about every photo that I took, but I have decided I will rather leave it to them to speak. The images are just fragments of what I loved and they are somewhat moody. They might or might not be good photographs, but having my camera with me really helped me understand what I was seeing better. Unlike what some people may think, the camera wasn’t a barrier between me and reality, but rather a way to connect with it on a deeper level.

Because of my studies, I do feel a special connection with this country and I would love to experience more of it. I am definitely planning to come back and visit more soon. It is also an absolute dream of mine to photograph a wedding in Poland. If you or someone you know might be interested, do drop me a line: berni@bernipalumbo.com.

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