My contribution this week to Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge are doors shot in Łódź, the third largest city in Poland, about 120km south-west of the capital city of Warsaw.
Łódź in a nutshell:
- You have to pronounce Łódź as ‘Woedz’. Ł ≠ L:).
- The city is known for its National Film School, a cradle for the most renowned Polish actors and directors (Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieślowski, …).
- Łódź has one of the largest Jewish cemeteries (180,000 graves) in Europe. In 1939, Nazi Germany occupied the town, which in 1940 was to be called Litzmannstadt (named after General Karl Litzmann). More than 300,000 people came to live in the Łódź Ghetto, which was destroyed in August 1944. Only nine hundred people survived.
- The epic center of the city is Ulica Poitrowska (Piotrowska Street), with its 4 km, one of the largest shopping streets in Europe.
- And the reason why I visited Łódź: Urban Forms, with its approximately 100 large scale murals we can consider the city as the Street Art capital of Poland. Kobra, Etam, Inti, Bordalo II, Roa, Sainer, Okuda are world renowned muralists. The real Champions League of Street Art in Łódź:).
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