Tuesday, October 31, 2017

lodz

enjoy few impressions from lodz, poland :-)

if you asked me, poland and also the preceding textile industry city of LODZ (= the 'polish manchester' which was first mentioned in 1322 but become big and an important industrial center only in 19th century) develops economically very well recently. there are new highways, so we needed this time with 2 short breaks only 9 hours by car from munich. the old bake stone industrial sites turns into shopping centers, pubs, offices, art galleries, ... even the prices for food + drinks are quite high almost everywhere in the city center (especially in the beautiful shopping and leisure centre manufaktura, which was build in izrael poznanski's old textile factory grounds ....
piotr szczesny (1963 - 2017) ~ i love freedom over all

even if our older family members like the ruling party PiS (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość = law and justice) because of its support for families (very high children's allowance) and its anti corruption proceeds against former government members, there are also many people concerned about the dwindling democracy in poland. by coincidence we also joined a demonstration concerning the suicide of Piotr S. who burned himself few days ago in warsaw as a protest against the swindling freedom due to PiS politics and listened to his farewell letter the demonstrators read loud in the ulica piotrkowska, which is the main street in lodz.
my 3 women always like to visit the ptak outlet center :-)
all saints + all hollows? here we are at the first and not so nice cemetery
tomb of karl scheibler (textile magnate) at the protestant cemetery in lodz
the old central cemetery contains beside the protestant part also a roman catholic and an orthodox part, so it is really interesting place to visit. just see few nice tombs below
a  really nice orthodox grave
poznanski's textile factory is now the shopping center manufaktura
karl scheibler's palace is part of the technical university today
scheibler & grohman factory ground
old industrial sites in new design :-)
back to ulica piotrkowska (piotrkowska street)

more pictures (mostly from 2 cemeteries and street arts like graffiti & sculptures) here
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