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Spring post bonus part

With a special dedication to ikel89 :3


Artificial flowers this time.









And for the scale…


This is the Market Square in Nowy Sącz, where I happened to be on 10 April 2017. It’s an easter palm, 25 m (82 ft) tall. It’s not really tilted, it just did what buildings taken from a low point do – compare the opposite edges of the photo.

Greetings from Poland, where we take spring really serious. :)

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hamsterwoman
Apr. 21st, 2017 06:19 pm (UTC)
Greetings from Poland, where we take spring really serious. :)

Wow. O.o
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 21st, 2017 08:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, come on! No overgrown seasonal folklore decorations on Ukraine? :D

(Not asking about America. America has the overgrown everything, so decorations don't count. Especially decorations.)

(Then again, there was that Polish joke: everything is the largest in Soviet Soyuz, even krasnoludki [those folktale gnomes, you know])
moth2fic
Apr. 21st, 2017 06:59 pm (UTC)
That's interesting! I thought at first glance that it was a maypole but of course it isn't May yet...
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 21st, 2017 08:45 pm (UTC)
Also, maypoles aren't that popular here nowadays.
dieastra
Apr. 21st, 2017 08:40 pm (UTC)
Love it! So pretty!

Last year I took pictures of them erecting a May pole but never posted them, maybe I should do that this year when the time comes!
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 21st, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
Sure, why not! :)
ikel89
Apr. 21st, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
Go big or go home!:D i thought there surely was gonna be a papal joke somewhere in there, too, after dedication :P

The procession pics I have dont have a pole as big as this one! Just rows and rows of people cosplaying as jesus and showing off ridic pretty national costumes :D
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 21st, 2017 09:43 pm (UTC)
A. It's kinda religious, after all, so papal jokes sponsor it by default and by proxy. ;)
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B. Papal presence in Poland is like yarmulke in that one joke about Moses - goes without saying. ;)

Just rows and rows of people cosplaying as jesus and showing off ridic pretty national costumes :D
Sounds about right, especially the latter. :D The 25m pole is supposed to be just a mammoth version of the ones the people in that procession carried. In recent years/decades it's become a thing to have one in front of the local government building (so, the Town Hall in this case; it's not within the frame because reasons; I mean, composition, lighting and such), like a Christmas tree. And Palm Sunday in the countryside tends to be a festival of showing off, mostly about length and/or decorativeness. One village is even famous for running an annual contest for almost sixty years straight. (Not so far from Kraków, actually.)
supernutjapan
Apr. 22nd, 2017 12:09 am (UTC)
<3<3 Cool about it not really being tilted but looking that way! I watched a show on TV the other day that showed us a road... I think in Italy...? Where the road looks like it is going up hill, but it really isn't. They get a ton of people on the weekends just coming to put their car in neutral and coast "up" the hill :D
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
Where the road looks like it is going up hill, but it really isn't.
I heard it grows local legends about magic sites where water flows upward. Optical illusionas are awesome. :)
qwentoozla
Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:28 am (UTC)
Whoa, I've never seen such a thing before! :O
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to provide surprises. ;D
margaret_r
Apr. 22nd, 2017 07:36 am (UTC)
Fascinating! And lovely. The flowers look real and I love the way the pole does seem to lean. If I look at the last picture with my head titled it looks straight - which probably makes me a bit weird ...*g*
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 22nd, 2017 04:53 pm (UTC)
No, it makes you a person able to adjust to circumstances. ;D

To be precise, green parts are real (pine twigs), so are the wicker parts, and reportedly a spruce trunk makes the core, but the flowers are artificial.
alumfelga
Apr. 22nd, 2017 06:01 pm (UTC)
Rekord Guinnessa? Jedyna palma widziana z kosmosu... E, nie, w Hollywood muszą mieć jakąś wielką palmę.
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 22nd, 2017 09:41 pm (UTC)
Nie wiem, nie sprawdzałam z kosmosu. :) Co do rekordu, był ponoć kilkanaście metrów wyższy, nie w tym roku i nie w tym mieście. Hollywood, nie wiem, ale czy liczymy też niewielkanocne? :D
alumfelga
Apr. 26th, 2017 07:23 pm (UTC)
Jestem ciekawa sposobu myślenia przy powstawaniu tych wysp. -Zróbmy sztuczną wyspę. -Ok. -Może być w kształcie palmy?"
aletheiafelinea
Apr. 30th, 2017 07:21 pm (UTC)
"No dobra, mamy już hotel pozłacany od środka. Co by tu zrobić bardziej?" "Wyspę w dekoracyjnym kształcie! Tego nikt nie ma!" A potem trzeba było wybrać ten kształt, więc widocznie uznali, że palma kwalifikuje się na symbol... no, czegoś. :) Kraju. Pustyni. Wypasionych kurortów. A w Polsce także tego, że komuś odbiła palma...
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