David Lynch's favorite city... Łódź


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August 25th 2009
Published: September 25th 2009
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We travelled to Łódź because we wanted to see a smaller city in Poland. I also couldn't miss Łódź because it is David Lynch's favorite city, there is an active modern art scene, strong film roots, a Hollywood style walk of fame, old looming textile factories and so much more. I also will say that Łódź has the most helpful tourist office on our trip so far. We loved it!

We also learned about this Łódź native. Check him out at...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Karski


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Łódź

Łódź is Poland's film capital.
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Łódź

3rd in stats, 1st in potential! Lodz is Poland's third largest city in terms of population (some 750,000) and fourth in terms of area (nearly 300Km2)
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Łódź

1939-1945 WWII brings the darkest chapter in the city's history. Nearly the entire local Jewish population is eradicated by the Nazis.
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Łódź former power plant

David Lynch is financing the conversion of this former EC1 power plant into a cultural center.
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Łódź

1945-1989 During communist times Łódź grows to become Poland's second city as well as textile and fashion heartland.
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HollyŁódź

Łódź is pronounced 'woodge'
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Kingdom of Beer- Pub Peron 6

huge selection of domestic and imported beers from more than 35 countries. heaven for beer lovers. tages had Budvar (czech beer) as recommended by a Polish metal guy with long hair and an ACDC jacket who sat and chatted with us for awhile. i tried the delicious Łódź Porter.
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Łódź

1990-1995 Freedom to go bankrupt. Łódź own troubles start like the collapse of local industry based on exports to Eastern bloc markets that also went bankrupt.
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Księży Młyn

A city within a city. 19th century workers paradise.
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Księży Młyn

Built by German factory owner Karol Scheibler. He wanted his workers to be more attached to their workplace (the cotton mill) and to do so he built this special enclave of housing complete with its own stores, fire dept, school, hospital and a park.
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Grohman's Barrels

A 19th century entrance gate to Henryk Grohman's weaving mill shaped like spools of thread.
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Łódź Film School

Polish film's hall of famers all went to school here.
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Łódź

i love cyrillic!!


16th February 2010

Apartment for rent on Łódź
My friend has a lovely self catering apartment in Łódź now, just put 'Slattery's Lodz' in google and it'll come up. It's good value, clean, and in the perfact place for sampling all that Łódź has to offer. I went there last Summer with my two children and we had a really lovely time. Enjoy!

Tot: 2.546s; Tpl: 0.046s; cc: 13; qc: 74; dbt: 0.0493s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 3; ; mem: 1.4mb