Costing PLN 120 million, the extraordinary facelift which includes restored and reintroduced details that had been lost or damaged as a result of WWII, has returned the station to its previous glory when it was considered one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Sculpted by Johann Baptista Lemberger, the figure of Neptune was installed on Wrocław’s Plac Nowy Targ in 1732. Replaced a century later the original then disappeared – until now!
VIDEO: Originally discovered in 2015 decaying in the eastern village of Małaszewicze, the carriages have since undergone a stunning renovation and are set to go back into service in 2025 with the launch of the new Orient Express train.
Jim Parton converted the 700-year-old building into a family home for their six children, a place to stay for tourists wanting that little bit extra and also the improbable location of an international rugby festival.
Making a visual impact with its smart wood finishes, restored ceramic agas, and jaunty green-trimmed windows, the station in the village of Zajezierze is being hailed as more than simply an aesthetic triumph.
Lead conservator Dr Eliza Buszko said that although they had been able to identify images of the saints, “inscriptions under the cardinal portraits were damaged, so whilst we have been able to ascribe names to some, others remain unidentified.”
Although it was known that King Olbracht had been buried in Wawel Cathedral, the exact location had until now remained a mystery, believed only to have been under the floor somewhere in the middle of the chapel.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The aim of the work is to recreate as closely as possible the sound of the piano that Chopin would have heard when he played and composed on it 172 years ago. Evaluating his chances of success, expert piano restorer Paul McNulty who has been entrusted with the historic task said: “We are within the parameters of the piano at that time.
Opened on 19 November, 1901, the Hotel Bristol has become a place where modernity and heritage meet. TFN’s Alex Webber looks back at its glitzy history.
Born on the 27th of October 1898 in Kielce, Józef Hartman’s significant role in training and mentoring the young Polish soldiers who had volunteered for the special undercover mission, came soon after his arrival to Great Britain in 1940.
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