Set a stone’s throw south-east of Warsaw, Otwock is an oversight that demands to be corrected.
First coined by painter and architect Michał Elwiro Andriolli, the 19th and early 20th Świdermajer architectural style was inspired by both existing trends and those fomented at the 1873 World Fair in Vienna, whilst also giving a nod to the wooden architecture of Podhale as well as the aesthetics applied to traditional Russian dachas, Alpine cottages and buildings of rural Mazovia.
TFN talks with Marek Snowarski, the creator of a leading website on picking mushrooms, and finds out just what draws him to the forests.
Indiana University comparative literature professor Bill Johnston has received the 2019 National Translation Award for his English translation of the 19th-century Polish epic poem Master Thaddeus. Johnston heads the university's Polish Studies Center.
Considered one of the most important works of European literature, the poem which was published on June 28th, 1834, tells the tale of two rival families who come together to oust the local occupying Russian garrison.
An insurgent who escaped a Tsarist prison, was punished with forced labour, went on to illustrate the epic poem Pan Tadeusz and become a key figure in Polish visual art died 125 years ago today.