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Küstriner Polenmarkt

Half a kilo of strawberries (181)

Hello dear reader, do you want to know how I ended up eating half a kilo of strawberries by myself? In today’s post I’ll tell you about it and some other experiences in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, while the adventure in Poland continues. 30/06/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 Everything starts with a good breakfast Today has been a very calm but also a very productive day. I started with a wonderful breakfast: the hotel I’m staying in has a bar and a bakery downstairs. The breakfast is included and served in there. I can say that is as good as the ones I have during my creative breakfasts in Berlin. In fact, for a moment I thought about bringing my drawing stuff and spending a few hours doing some art. Actually, I missed yesterday’s weekly meeting because I was here. However, for the sake of art and friendship N., T. and M. met in Friedrischain even though I wasn’t present, well done guys! In any case, this morning I thought about drawing but didn’t do it. The deadline for submitting the article I mentioned yesterday is very close, so I concentrated on that instead of the drawing. It was a good choice: I wrote for a couple of hours and then left my hotel around 12. The fishermen But, as I still felt like drawing, I went for a walk to get to know Kostrzyn a bit better and with my sketchbook at hand. I headed west, as if I would be going back to Germany. As I was crossing one of the branches of the Oder, I saw two fishermen on the river bank. I immediately stood up and started to draw them. They stood very still (as all fishermen usually do when fishing) and thanks to that I drew them calmly. However, when I wanted to take a picture of the drawing and the scene, one of them caught something. He quickly got up to catch his prey and right after both of them started to prepare their things to leave the place. So, as you can see in the photo, I never got the same picture again Küstriner Polenmarkt I also knew that in Kostrzyn there is a big flea market. That was actually my destination point. After leaving the fishermen I walked a little further and found it on my left. I won’t say that what I found was super interesting. I was expecting to see more handicrafts or “local” stuff. But what I found was mostly cigarettes, industrial clothes and shoes, and a few places to eat. I read some reviews about the market before I went, and they were pretty accurate: half of the stalls are empty, and there are hardly any people (especially compared to the markets I do). It seems that the pandemic had a big impact and the market has never recovered since then. In any case, I bought some very fresh and juicy strawberries, a T-shirt and decided to have lunch there. Before the food arrived, I took my sketchbook and made another quick drawing of the market. Once I had my food, I ate very slowly, reading (again) Jules Verne’s “A Trip to the Moon”. By the moment I’m writing these lines, all strawberries are gone 😜 But tell me dear reader… What makes a strawberry more attractive: red or green?Have you read any of Verne’s books? Good evening 🍓🌝 Lufo

On my way to Kostrzyn nad Odrą

Kostrzyn nad Odrą (180)

Greetings from Kostrzyn nad Odrą my dear reader! In today’s post I’ll tell you how come I’m in Poland and I’ll give you some spoilers about the BIG THINGS coming up for Lufo Art starting from July 1st 😏👀 29/06/2023, Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland 🇵🇱 The travel to Kostrzyn nad Odrą This morning I got up at 6 am, prepared my backpack and headed this way. It took me just over 2 hours to get here: U7 to Neukölln, S42 to Südkreuz, regional train RE26 to Küstrin-Kietz, and finally a short bus to Kostrzyn nad Odrą. You will probably never choose Kostrzyn nad Odrą as a tourist destination. Maybe that’s why I came here. Or not. Maybe I only came because Kostrzyn is the first town after the German border on this route, which is very convenient when you have the Deutschland ticket, valid for the whole country. In fact, last year – more or less during the same dates – I made almost the same trip. I also did it with the Germany-wide ticket, it was only 9 euros at that time!. Instead of Kostrzyn, in 2022 I went to Frankfurt am Oder, crossed the border to Poland by walking across the bridge between the two countries, and stayed in Słubice. The tradition for my birthday and New Year’s Eve Travelling on this date has a special meaning for me: it is part of my tradition of celebrating both my birthday (01/07) and New Year’s Eve in a different place every year. I have been doing it since 2011 (at least). I have managed to keep it up even during the pandemic. One day I’ll do the full list to share it with you… Why did I choose this place? I’ll be honest: because of the hotel. Sometimes I choose randomly according to the price of tickets. Other times I choose to visit friends and go to their cities, like that time when I went to the small town of Lappeenranta in Finland to visit E. ( https://lenster.xyz/posts/0xd3a4-0x27 ). But this time, I chose according to the distance of the accommodation to Berlin: I looked for options within a certain travel time because I want to be in the Mauerpark on Sunday. I found this wonderful hotel and without even taking a look to Wikipedia about this place, I booked it. During the trip (and also for almost the rest of the day 😅 ), I’ve been working on a new article. I’m writing about an artefact I’ve been working on since 2021. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal more details until the article is submitted and accepted. Tests for the new article Big things big BIG THINGS are coming up for Lufo Art starting July 1st. Do you want to know what it is? Ok, I’ll give you a hint and you complete the sentence: I’ll _ _ _ _ a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ my drawings But tell me dear reader… How do you choose your destinies?Do you have traditions? Good night 🚆🦦 Lufo