Summer Trip 2016 Part 2 – Łódź

Street art in Łódź
Street art in Łódź

From the train station in Lódź it was a 15 minutes walk to the hotel. I did a small detour because I could walk most of the way in a nice park. Check in was smooth at the Boutique Hostel. The room was 14€ a night – it was clean and good!

My Hotel Room in Lodz
My Hotel Room in Lodz

My Hotel Room in Lodz
My single room in the Boutique Hostel in Łódź.

Ulica Piotrkowska or Piotrkowska Street in Lódź

The central axis of Łódź was revitalized from 1990 on. Part of it is now a pedestrian only street with a lot of beer gardens and restaurants. You still find many shops there as well. And lots of the nice old houses. I took a few pictures for you:

House in Piotrkowska Street

Old House in Piotrkowska Street

Old house in Ulica Piotrkowska

It's fun to stay in the YMCA!
It’s fun to stay in the YMCA!

Old building next to Piotrkowska Street
If you go in one of the side streets from Piotrkowska Street you find a lot of buildings like this one. A sleeping beauty waiting to be kissed from an investor prince.

Square next to Piotrkowska Street
A sad square next to the street. Only parking and trash. Looks like there was a club on the right before.

The other side - more of the old houses
If you turn arround – it does not get better

Julian Tuwim
Julian Tuwim – he was a poet

back on Piotrkowska Street
Back on Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Piotrkowska Street

Parking in Lodz
Can you imagine how it will look in winter?

Polish Craft Beer
Got some food and did stop at one of the small super markets. Those 5 bottles where less than 5€ and one was better than the other. The last one on the right was my dolce. It is brewed with honey.

Łódź
Wonderful sky on the way to get some breakfast. After that is was time to walk to the bus station

Polski BusI love it: Polski Bus – great!

Polish Bathroom
The bus did stop in a bigger place and we had 15 minutes. There was a big shopping center so I went to use the bathroom there. I did see a lot of bathrooms in my time but never something like that!

Polish Bathroom

Polish German Border
Polish German Border – where is the blue sky gone??

A few days in Poland – 1st Stop in Łódź

Did meet Michal at my last trip to India. He is from Siradz in Poland. Told him I visit and so I did!

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The ride – had a seat upstairs with nice view and despite an almost full bus 2 seats for me the whole trip! Great!

Poland 2015
Morning in Turawa close to Opole. Did even manage to sleep for a few hours. In Opole all the eurolines stop and the passengers get into other busses towards their final destination. Since we went to Sieradz our bus was the smallest. Michal did pick me up in a nice 5er Beamer with his friend Michal and we drove to Lodz. I was able to sleep a few hours and in the afternoon we went downtown.

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They took me to a place called Manufaktura. Now it is an arts centre, shopping mall, and leisure complex. The biggest building is an old spinning mill that was built in 1877. Designed by the famous architect Hilary Majewski in 1872. Got some food and a beer here.

Poland 2015

Poland 2015
The house of Izrael Poznanski – he owned the spinning mill

Poland 2015

Poland 2015
One of the entrances to the Manufaktura

Poland 2015
A short tour of Lodz – some street art

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Liberty Square or Plac Wolnisci as they call it here with the Parafia Zeslania Ducha Swietego in the back.

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Looking to the right

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Same corner on the opposite site. There was a time when people actually where thinking about the buildings and how each one affects the other ones and how a street looks. And how the city will look etc. etc.

Poland 2015

Poland 2015
The Walk of Fame in Lodz

Poland 2015

Poland 2015
If you do not find a coffee here you will not find one nowhere!

Poland 2015
Went to a bar with craft beers. Went to the local beer shop and did meet up in the student apartment for a few beer and a bottle of Jack.

Poland 2015
Healthy breakfast?

Poland 2015

Poland 2015
My room for that night

Poland 2015
Clever invention that I did see many times but never took a picture. There you go – the dishes will dry alone – saves you work so you have more time to play!

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