The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało).
In the heart of the city nestles a cluster of Finnish houses that hold a beguiling past and an uncertain future.
The discovery was made at the site of heavy concrete bunkers in the Warmia and Mazury province that was the headquarters of Hitler’s German Army Supreme Command, just a few kilometres from Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair bunker complex.
VIDEO: Entitled "Trails of Hope. Odyssey of Freedom”, the project aims to commemorate the military effort of the Polish Armed Forces during World War II and the fate of the civilian population evacuated from the USSR together with the army of General Anders.
With its boot at the front and engine at the back, the car officially known as the Fiat 126p quickly became a favourite for those struggling under communist rationing. Years later it would become an iconic collectors’ piece, sought after by, among others, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.
From the outside the palace is as large as it is divisive, but in the tunnels beneath it lies a fascinating mix of the historical and the bizarre.
Last seen in public in 1890, the painting by Józef Chełmoński titled Summer Evening had been missing for 133 years, leaving art historians, museum curators, and private collectors believing it had been lost forever.
Posting on Twitter, the Ministry of Infrastructure said: “The first signs are already leading to Królewiec. We have just started replacing the boards so that they have Polish name Królewiec, not Kaliningrad.
The first war-loss to be repatriated from the Far East, the Madonna with Child painted by the Italian master Alessandro Turchi at the end of the 16th century was stolen by the Germans during the war from the extensive Lubomirski art collection in Przeworsk.
Titled Uncertainty, the ambitious mega-production promises an intimate portrayal of the young Mickiewicz during a turbulent love affair, which would sow seeds of inspiration, ultimately germinating in works that would go on to become the cornerstone of Poland's literary heritage.