EXCLUSIVE: TFN reader sends surprise package from the US containing an original June 1939 edition of NatGeo magazine. One article entitled ‘Pedalling through Poland’, details the adventures of photographer Dorothy Hosmer who travels from Kraków, to the Polish Tatra mountains and through territories of present-day Ukraine.
Used to decorate wall panels as an alternative to wallpaper, as upholstery for furniture and as a decorative covering for bags, boxes, chests and jewellery, gilt leather was once used to adorn the most luxurious noble interiors, including castles and palaces.
An unnamed woman had called Kraków’s Society for the Protection of Animals to report the ‘tree beast’, saying she was too scared to open her windows. She added that the ‘creature’ had been sitting in the tree opposite her apartment for two days and believed it was an iguana.
Sometimes referred to as the most haunted place in Poland due to several accounts of unexplained goings on, Kraków’s Las Witkowicki is to get another 8,000 more trees.
Appearing in Polish for the first time since its publication nearly 90 years ago, ‘Rowerem przez II RP’, ‘Pedalling Poland’ is filled with countless anecdotes, photos and personal observations of author Bernard Newman’s 3,000km journey from Gdańsk to Kraków.
Hear British Entrepreneur in Poland, Richard Lucas talk about the story of Wojtek the Soldier Bear and how he got involved in creating an amazing tribute to this amazing bear in Kraków’s Jordana Park.
According to designer Agnieszka Białek’s website: “The concept uses new technologies and methods of creation and design. “The creative process was guided by ecological values, especially the limitation of degradation of natural ecosystems, allowing the coexistence of nature and architecture.
The Krakow-Balice International Airport in southern Poland serviced nearly 39,000 passengers in March, 85 percent less than in the previous year, the airport announced on Thursday.
Inside a bar thick with smoke, babble, and antique booby traps, I lost myself in the cacophonous atmosphere, gazing helplessly at a barmaid in a tight tiger print top. I’d fallen in love: with her, with Kazimierz, with Kraków and with Poland.
The Cracovia Danza Court Ballet, a professional dance ensemble that revives old court dances, spent two months reconstructing the dances to German composer Michael Praetorius’ “Terpsichore”.