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.
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.
VIDEO: Directed by Dorota Kobiela, the artwork for the new adaptation of Władysław Reymont’s masterpiece Chłopi has been completely hand-painted to tell the classic story of life in the Polish countryside over a century ago.
Stuart Dowell explores Lipce Reymontowskie, the village where Nobel-Prize-winning author Władysław Reymont lived, or so they say.