Plundered by Germans at the end of WWII, the painting by Art Nouveau artist Edward Okuń is said to be worth over a million PLN.
Opened on 19 November, 1901, the Hotel Bristol has become a place where modernity and heritage meet. TFN’s Alex Webber looks back at its glitzy history.
VIDEO: The windows were created in a specialist artists’ workshop with the use of ‘cathedral glass’. In order to protect it, a windshield will be built from the outside and a glass shield from the inside of the hall.
A pantheon of Poland’s greatest and a place of pilgrimage for Poles to give thanks to the achievements of earlier generations, it is estimated that over one million people have been buried in its sand and clay.
Rated as one of the city’s most Instragrammable attractions, it has earned a reputation as a favourite shooting spot for Just Married couples and filmmakers – among its numerous media appearances, the cast-ironstairs have played a starring role in the Tarantino-influenced thriller Diversion End and The Man With The Magic Box, a Polish Academy Award winner about a time travelling janitor.
Often thought of nothing more than a post-industrial city Łódź, in fact, boasts an abundance of Art Nouveau.