Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
From an affably eccentric farmhouse in the village of Poźrzadło to the spectacular greenery and glittering lakes of Łagów ten minutes away, life here is something to be savoured and remembered.
The project ‘Looking at Breslau from Under the Plaster’, aims to collate and systemize the pre-war shop signs, advertising and other street graphics and place them on a map that locals and tourists can use to explore and discover the city from a different perspective.
Kiermusy’s Dworek nad Łąkami is not your typical hotel. Framed around an unevenly cobbled courtyard, it would better be described as a village within a village: the ivy-clad tavern on one flank, and at its head, accommodation filled with dusty gramophones and sepia images of Addams Family style characters.
The location of the metal Unicorn statue by Japanese sculptor Tomohiro Inaba was originally planned to be temporary, but after becoming a major hit with tourists and photographers city officials have now decided to let residents decide on where it should be installed permanently.
Gazing right onto the ocean, the complex will allow guests direct access to the beach and will include state-of-the-art spa and conference facilities. Grzegorz Kawecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Marvipol Development SA said: “The premium hotel market is developing dynamically in Poland, which is why we have decided to cooperate with a strong, recognizable brand with a global reach, which is Mövenpick.”
Pictures, many seen for the first time in public, reveal in detail just how the castle looked before the war.
I assumed the alter ego of a creature called Alain the Alien before proceeding to startle train passengers, knock on random doors, emerge from bushes and hand out Martian masks to local kids. Rarely have I been the subject of such love and fear, and yes, I absolutely loved it.
Famously fronted by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper, the Warsaw branch represents the luxury brand’s 12th hotel and 43rd restaurant.
The new maps aim to promote local businesses and limit waste.