This is the beauty of cycling, the sudden cometary intrusions en route, like this, possibly the most pleasantly placed police station ever, the cop shop at Reguly, like cycling into a Van Gogh oil painting.

The cop shop at Reguly is to be found not a stone’s throw from Reguly train station on the mainline to Milanowek in the Gmina of Michalowice. This is yet another bucolic corner of Warsaw’s periphery, about 10km south-west of the centre. Just next to the police station is the wonderful Aleje Topolowa (pictured below), and a 400 metre tunnel of mature poplars. All this lends Warsaw a certain provincial aspect not without its own charm. Van Gogh might have referred to this setting as ‘Dreams of Japan’ when in 1888, having debunked to Arles from Paris, he painted a similar scene, Field with Flowers near Arles, and wrote to his brother Theo:

A little town surrounded by a field of yellow and purple flowers – you know, it’s just like a Japanese dream.

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