On the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Alex Webber looks back at the fate of the Polish families and travellers who were on board when the ship hit an iceberg and sank on this day 109 years ago.
Holding Poland’s highest military decoration, the Gold Cross of the Order of Virtuti Militari, the Błyskawica has been described as being “a precious national relic”, not to mention a symbol of Polish heroism.
So far, 26 out of nearly 200 train stations have been rebuilt as part of Polish State Railway’s plan to make it easier for those with disabilities to travel.
The energy that initially seduced me is still there, and if anything has grown all the stronger. Manifesting itself in a raft of top eateries and alternative hangouts, these have been ably complimented by a slew of modern attractions that range from the compelling Emigration Museum to a funicular cable car with vertiginous views of all that’s around.
Channelling Poland’s rich tradition of graphic art, the works have now helped Gdynia’s copious but often unsung charms reach an entirely new audience and, in the process, boosted the city’s standing as something of a crucible of creativity.
Poland's Port of Gdynia had a record year for cargo reloading in 2020 at over 24.6 million tonnes, representing growth of 2.9 percent on 2019, the port's marketing and communications director reported on Wednesday.
The Polish president has paid tribute to dozens of workers killed by communist police and soldiers during mass protests in 1970 in Baltic-coast cities, saying that the blood shed that day had helped to give birth to a “free Poland”.
After being adopted from his temporary owners and taken 26km away to a new home, Gary escaped and spent the next five days making his way though the frosty streets back to his ‘rescue’ family.
A French newspaper has marked the 50th anniversary of worker protests on the Polish coast, and the 39th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by publishing an article entitled the "Unknown war in the middle of Europe".
VIDEO: Accepting the award on behalf of the city, Deputy Mayor of Gdynia for Economy Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała said: “I am delighted that this particular project has been rewarded. It has arisen from my most sincere beliefs: that everything in the city depends on the condition of the economy.