It occurred to me that my previous post, 'The third time I went to Katowice…' was one of three posts I've written at various times about the same week I'd spent in Poland. I went to Racibórz via Katowice to go to a wedding. After the wedding I spent a day in Racibórz and then … Continue reading Katowice, tying up some loose ends.
Friday August 18th, 2017 - Długa podróż. The third time I went to Katowice I had a rare old time, I had never, in all my life, dank so much vodka and not been utterly Brahms and Liszt by the early hours. I was going to write 'absolutely' there, instead of utterly but that may … Continue reading The third time I went to Katowice, I went to Racibórz.
I was in Katowice recently, end of August; yes, again, I like Katowice, and I took the time to go and visit The Silesian Park, (Park Śląski) which is a big public park, really big, over 600 hectares in area, about 1,500 acres, and it sits on the border of Katowice, Siemianowice Śląskie and Chorzów; … Continue reading A walk in the park.
Katowice is a dump, let’s face it, Katowice, compared to some of the more well-known and touristy Polish towns and cities is a dump, well, that seems to be the received wisdom but is this accolade fully deserved? I don't think so. Katowice, and stop right there, it's not Kat-o-wik-e or Kat-o-weise, it's Kat-o-veets-a or … Continue reading Katowice, Jewel of the South?