Traveling is one of my major passions. When you add photography to travelling, the mixture becomes joy. And when you add soccer to the previous combo, that’s pure ecstasy. One year ago, I had the opportunity to experience this pure ecstasy when I traveled to Warsaw, Poland to visit one of craziest people in the world and attended some public screenings of the Soccer Euro Cup!
(This is Lidia, one of my favorite people in the world, posing with the Polish flag and showing her disapproval to a controversial documentary on violence and racism in Poland and Ukraine broadcasted by BBC)
Unfortunately, I couldn’t go to the stadium. The only game taking place in Warsaw during my 5-day stay was Poland vs. Greece, the opening game (1-1). But I joined the hundreds of Polish fans who went out with their faces painted in “biało-czerwoni” (“white and red” in Polish) and wearing flags to support their team that day:
Sadly enough I didn’t have the money to pay for a ticket –I would like to believe they were all sold out. However, huge screens were installed outside the Palace of Culture and Science (a polemic building originally constructed as a gift from the Soviet Union to Poland), so my friend Lidia and I watched some games there!
This is the Palace of Culture and Science in the afternoon: