Documenting the new motorway, #12: Making hay while the sun shines


01/11/2020 by ChrisJamesAuthor

Regular visitors will know that on 1 November each year, I always post pictures from a local cemetery, the graves bedecked in chrysanthemums and candles, the mood sombre and moving. This year, however, the cemeteries in Poland are closed due to the pandemic. As in other countries in Europe, the Polish government knew the second wave was on its way, but waited until last Friday to make the announcement.

As you might imagine, this has left many small businesses and sole traders out of pocket: people who rely on the All Saints Day crowds to sell those flowers and candles, and who are now left with stock they must be hoping they’ll be able to flog to people dribbling back into the cemeteries during next week.

So today I got on my bike in blazing autumnal sunshine and went to see the new motorway. This section is all but complete, and it was a little unnerving to be peddling along a carriageway that should open at the end of the year. The first five shots below are heading west towards Poznan and Berlin, then there is a shot of the new bridge over the Vistula, yet to be surfaced, and then a few more shots coming back eastbound to little Radosc. At the risk of repeating myself, in the shots where you can forest on both sides of the carriageway, just three shorts years ago that was all there was where this marvel of civil engineering now stands.

Stay safe and keep heathly, peeps!

2 thoughts on “Documenting the new motorway, #12: Making hay while the sun shines

  1. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    The motorway is looking rather majestic. It is quite something to have seen it from the beginning. Just don’t feel you need to stand in the middle of the road to take photos when they finally do open it up, Chris. To the side will be fine!

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