The initiative in Otwock aims to not only revive the distinctive aesthetic of the so-called Świdermajer style but also encourage residents to incorporate its elements into their homes.
With its 6,000 residents living on a single nine-kilometre-long street, Sułoszowa in Lesser Poland is one of the longest so-called ‘streetscapes’, a common name for villages where buildings are positioned directly on one street.
VIDEO: The picturesque town has joined an illustrious group of heavyweights including Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Rome, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Milan in implementing the idea of a 15-minute city in which everything people need for their lives is within 15-minutes on foot, by bike or on public transport.
In this mid-August round-up from The Debrief, host John Beauchamp speaks to TFN's social media editor Monica Zielinski about the top stories making the rounds this week.
Conducted between September 2021 and February 2022, respondents were asked to rate their happiness on a scale of one to five with the study aiming to better understand what specific factors impacted the resulting score.
Using over 1.2 tonnes of gingerbread dough, 120kg of honey, 28kg of ground spices, 32kg of icing sugar and 312 eggs, the model town features 300 intricately and colourfully decorated houses, two moving chocolate trains, a Christmas tree decorated with coloured icing as well as Santa Claus and other characters.
Tenderly renovated and charmingly subdued, it’s not difficult to see why Piotrków Trybunalski’s Old Town vies with Łódź as one of the country’s most filmed cities: among others, Robin Williams worked here (Jakob the Liar) as too have heroes of Polish kino such as Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness) and the legendary Andrzej Wajda (Pan Tadeusz).
Easily accessed by a picturesque trip on PKP (approximately three hours from Warsaw with a change at Malbork), Elbląg is a town that although remaining somewhat off the radar, nonetheless warrants lavishing with attention.
Famed for his urban landscapes, Tytus Brzozowski is now working on a project to paint 13 cities with a Polish connection.
The city is a rising star when it comes to the quality of life it offers to residents.
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