Ostrzeszów is a town in the mid-south and west of Poland which has been extant since around the 1280s. In the 1300s King Kazimierz III The Great had a castle built in the town to serve in both a defensive and administrative role. The castle was essentially a rectangular brick enclosure, 27 metres by 39 … Continue reading Baszta ProgFest, Ostrzeszów, 2019
Come to Gdańsk they said… Part 2
Come to Gdańsk they said, it’ll be fun they said.Part 2, in which I go to Gdańsk and then to Łódź.Adventures in Poland, Polish beer and Polish progressive rock. I intended to write this, and its predecessor, Come to Gdańsk they said… Part 1, a lot closer to the time when these events happened, while … Continue reading Come to Gdańsk they said… Part 2
Staying at Home 4: Two books on the go.
I’ve got a new book.Mam nową książkę.And if anybody (not of Polish extraction) can pronounce książka or any of its myriad declensions, you have my heartfelt and well deserved respect. I sat out this morning and continued to read a book I’d started last week, “The Task and Other Poems”, a compilation of poems by … Continue reading Staying at Home 4: Two books on the go.
Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain.
In Poznań the sun is shining, the sky is studded with clouds but not enough to detract from the overall sunniness of the day. I'm at Poznań Główny railway station waiting for a train to Kołobrzeg, a small seaside town on the Baltic coast. I'd just walked up from ul. Rybaki where the hotel I … Continue reading Kołobrzeg – a trip to the seaside. Part 1; Long day’s journey into rain.
Poznań for the weekend? Yeah!
I went to Poznań for the weekend, well, 24 hours and 19 minutes... I left home just after 07.00 on Saturday and, despite the Stansted Express being more like a local stopping train and then the chap at the bag-drop losing my boarding pass and having to print me another, I touched-down at Poznań Airport … Continue reading Poznań for the weekend? Yeah!
22½ hours in Inowrocław, part 1
"Ino-Rock" is a one-day, rock music festival held on the last weekend in August in Inowrocław, Poland. I say one-day festival; it's an afternoon into the evening sort of affair, kicks-off about 16:00 and goes on until midnight. The venue is The Summer Theatre in Inowrocław (Teatr Letni w Inowrocławiu) and usually there are four … Continue reading 22½ hours in Inowrocław, part 1