The city isn’t short on covert quirks and curiosities – things and places that somehow fall between the cracks when it comes to receiving the widespread adulation of the backpacker bibles and internet’s travel sites.
The museum houses a huge collection of art and historical items, and has played home for Polish exiles.
The works which begin on August 4th and are expected to finish next year, will be the most extensive refurbishment since the museum opened in 1985.
Architects say the main design goal is to make Łód’s Freedom Square “a friendly place for residents and tourists.”
Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski has declared the city's help in restoring a memorial to Polish and US national hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko, located in front to the White House in Washington DC.
The Polish ambassador in Washington Piotr Wilczek said he was “disgusted and appalled” by the attack and has called on the White House and the National Parks Service to restore the monument quickly to its original state.
The man behind masterpieces such as the Racławice Panorama and The Crucifixion, Jan Styka, who studied under Poland’s ‘national painter’ Jan Matejko, was also a great orator, his patriotic speeches being printed in French in 1915 under the title ‘The Soul of Poland’.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
A new exhibition entitled ‘Americans in Poland 1919-1947’ attempts to restore the memory of a generation of Americans who came to Poland with Herbert Hoover in the early 1920s and who sought to help rebuild the country.