Day 18


January 17th, 2012

I met Janusz this morning when I stopped to take a picture of his travel agency on Green Street. He came outside to tell me I'm not allowed to photograph his property without permission. I explained to him that I do have that right, as long as I'm in a public area. He listened, apologized, and invited me to come inside out of the rain to chat for a while. I told him about my wanderings, and he told me about his. He was born in Poland, but has lived all over Europe and South America, learning several trades and eight languages in the process. He moved to Greenpoint fifteen years ago and opened his travel agency. The lovely lady on the shelf is his Brazilian wife Rosangela; Janusz wanted to make sure she was in the photo with him.


  1. Tesla says:

    I’m glad he came out of confront you. It’s nice to see pictures of the friends you make along the way.

  2. Brittany O. says:

    That is pretty sweet- that he wanted his wife to be with him.

  3. jojo says:

    HA HA, this made me laugh, Thank You!

  4. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Eight languages?!!? WOW! Americans should be so lucky to know more than one! I love the fact that he wanted his wife in the picture too….awww!!

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