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Monday, November 13, 2017

Lodz: the third largest city in Poland
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Lodz (Polish: Łódź) is the third-largest city in Poland, located in the central part of the country.



Five interesting facts about Łódź:

  • It was once a small village that first appears in written records in 1332.
  • In 1423, the village was granted city rights.
  • The city is internationally known for its National Film School, a cradle for the most renowned Polish actors and directors, including Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski, and in 2017 was inducted into the UNESCO Creative Cities network and named UNESCO City of Film.
  • The Piotrkowska Street, which remains the high-street and main tourist attraction in the city, runs north to south for a little over five kilometres. This makes it one of the longest commercial streets in the world.
  • Famous people born in Lodz: actor George E. Stone (I) (1903–1967), poet Julian Tuwim (1894–1953), pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1887–1982), cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski (1958–2001).

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Piotrkowska Street, Lodz
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Konstal 805Na tram, Lodz
Lodz
Struga Street, Lodz
Lodz
Wall fresco by artist Krzysztof Jaskiewicz, Lodz
Lodz
Monument to Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein (1887–1982), Lodz
Lodz
Statue of poet Polish Julian Tuwim (1894–1953), Lodz
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Monument to three Polish industrialists - Izrael Poznanski, Henryk Grohman and Karol Scheible, Lodz
Lodz
Traditional Jewish restaurant Anatewka, Lodz
Lodz
New Jewish cemetery, Lodz
Lodz
Fountain of a girl with a fish, Lodz
Lodz
Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral (Neo-Byzantine, built in 1884), Lodz
Lodz
19th century building facade, Lodz
Lodz
Sienkiewicz Park, Lodz
Lodz
Arts centre, shopping mall, and leisure complex Manufaktura, Lodz
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'Power at Your Fingertips' advertising at newspaper office building, Lodz


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