As Netflix viewers across the globe revel in binge-watching The Queen’s Gambit, TFN looks back at one of the greatest world champions that never was: a player that held the planet in his palm until fate intervened.
The 35-year-old Venezuelan who won gold at the 2012 Olympics is now delivering food in his adopted city of Łódź whilst training for the Tokyo Olympics next year.
The brainchild of artist Barbara Gortat from Fundacja Tu Brzoza, the ‘Folk Stops’ project transforms village bus stops into colourful galleries of art with reproductions of famous paintings from the Young Poland art movement.
With over 150 major films shot in the streets of Łódż, it’s in these forgotten parts you breathe the air of Wajda, Polanski, Lynch and the fundamental spirit of cinematic Łódź. To walk these broken boulevards is akin to losing yourself in your own private film set: a moment of magic that few can forget.
According to fDi, a service from the Financial Times, “the zone has made progress in its efforts to become a centre of Industry 4.0 at the heart of central and eastern Europe”.
The Łódź Special Economic Zone has been named 3rd among the best economic zones in the world and 1st in Europe in a ranking prepared by fDi Magazine (Financial Times group).
Łódź mayor Hanna Zdanowska said that “at a time when the whole world is facing a pandemic, the market in Łódź continues to grow and projects such as [this] strengthen our city’s position on the economic map of Poland and Europe.”
The documents produced between 1939 and 1944 by the occupying German authorities in Łódź, came to light when a man living in the Bielany district of Warsaw who says he bought them at a market offered the collection for sale demanding PLN 59,000.
Adapting to new circumstances, the festival saw some of the city’s tallest buildings used to create a light show in the heavens.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES: This incomprehensible human tragedy was planned and executed by the Germans at a concentration camp set up on the edge of the Łódź Ghetto for the specific purpose of abusing, humiliating and tormenting Polish children.