Perspectives on Poland – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:31:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Loose Change: Tram Hero http://www.krakowpost.com/8261/2014/07/loose-change-tram-hero http://www.krakowpost.com/8261/2014/07/loose-change-tram-hero#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:44:19 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8261 He’s out there, somewhere. Righting wrongs and protecting the weak. Roaming the streets of Krakow on the side of the

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Loose Change: The Sexy Shop http://www.krakowpost.com/8057/2014/05/loose-change-the-sexy-shop http://www.krakowpost.com/8057/2014/05/loose-change-the-sexy-shop#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 10:19:58 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=8057 I had high hopes for the Sexy Shop. Nestled comfortably in double-fronted premises of moderate size on ul. Tomasza, ‘sexy’

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Loose Change: Proud To Be… http://www.krakowpost.com/7167/2013/10/loose-change-proud-to-be http://www.krakowpost.com/7167/2013/10/loose-change-proud-to-be#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:58:07 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7167 I ‘m fascinated by the qualities nationalities ascribe to themselves – the super powers people assume themselves to have acquired by the simple expedient of being born to speakers of a particular language or within lines drawn on a map. We’re all guilty of it…

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Loose Change: The Deck Chair Menace http://www.krakowpost.com/7037/2013/09/loose-change-the-deck-chair-menace http://www.krakowpost.com/7037/2013/09/loose-change-the-deck-chair-menace#comments Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:51:23 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=7037 When did the deck chair become an acceptable form of seating? Thinking back to the early summer, which seems frighteningly recent, I don’t remember ever seeing one in the fragrant beer gardens of our fair city. Now, as the thoughts of alfresco drinkers turn…

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Perspectives on Poland: Freeze the Racists Out of Euro 2012 http://www.krakowpost.com/5247/2012/06/perspectives-on-poland-freeze-the-racists-out-of-euro-2012 http://www.krakowpost.com/5247/2012/06/perspectives-on-poland-freeze-the-racists-out-of-euro-2012#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:01:19 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=5247 The England team are due to visit the former Nazi Auschwitz–Birkenau extermination camps today. Also on their schedule is a trip to the Schindler Factory in Krakow – the inspiration for Spielberg's blockbuster Schindler's List. It is vitally important that high-profile…

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Perspectives on Poland: Coming to Terms with Anti-Semitism http://www.krakowpost.com/5184/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-coming-to-terms-with-anti-semitism http://www.krakowpost.com/5184/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-coming-to-terms-with-anti-semitism#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 17:25:59 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=5184 Last night, the BBC broadcast a terrifying documentary swarming with images of Polish and Ukrainian football hooligans chanting anti-Semitic slogans, making Nazi salutes and abusing black players. The impression given by Euro 2012: Stadiums of Hate was that the…

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Perspectives on Poland: The Krakow Boob http://www.krakowpost.com/5041/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-the-krakow-boob http://www.krakowpost.com/5041/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-the-krakow-boob#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 14:19:59 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=5041 Stags and footie fans hoping to get an eyeful of womanly Polish curves in Krakow this summer could get more than they bargained for, as plans are announced to convert a local hill into a giant breast. A winning project for this year's ArtBoom Festival will see Kopiec Krakus dyed pink…

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Perspectives on Poland: A Nation Facepalms http://www.krakowpost.com/4891/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-a-nation-facepalms http://www.krakowpost.com/4891/2012/05/perspectives-on-poland-a-nation-facepalms#comments Fri, 04 May 2012 15:04:18 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=4891 The nation has spoken – Poland's official Euro 2012 anthem is titled: 'Cluck Cluck Euro's Cool' (Koko koko Euro spoko). Yes, that is 'cluck' as in the noise a chicken makes. When the nation woke up the next morning, it buried its head in its hands and muttered "Oh god, what have we…

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Perspectives on Poland: Right Side of the Lens http://www.krakowpost.com/2639/2011/11 http://www.krakowpost.com/2639/2011/11#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:40:00 +0000 This month I made my second, annual visit to the World Press Photo exhibition. That’s enough severed heads, crushed bodies

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Perspectives on Poland: The death of Catherine Z. http://www.krakowpost.com/2604/2011/09 http://www.krakowpost.com/2604/2011/09#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2011 07:52:00 +0000 The body of 21-year-old British student Catherine Z. was found by a railway embankment in Krakow on 30 July. She

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