Jama Michalika (Michalik’s Den) café, Kraków, Poland.
Not so much a café as a lesson in local history. Established in 1895, it has witnessed the activity of Młoda Polska (Polish Art Nouveau) movement and Zielony Balonik (Green Baloon) literary cabaret. Its interiors were designed by the architect Franciszek Mączyński and artists Karol Frycz and Henryk Szczygliński. Apart from the furniture designed by Szczygliński in 1906 that didn’t survive over time, the place has hardly changed and still features loads of original artwork from the fin-de-siècle era, including an anachronous cloakroom and a smoking section.
George Grosz - Street Scene (Kurfürstendamm) - 1925
(via Museo Thyssen)
1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden
This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)
Magdalena Moskwa- Bez tytułu, 2003
Mikhail Bakhtin with his dialogic circle, c. 1920?
Andrei Tarkovsky with Michelangelo Antonioni in Stockholm(1985)
Heinrich Lefler and Joseph Urban
we’re Slavic girls, we know how to use our charming beauty, now shake what your mama gave ya, clap your hands to this music (x)
Vote for Poland in ESC’s Second Semi-Final on Thursday! We have pretty girls, boobs, vodka, sassy singers and cute outfits. Also boobs.
It’s a pretty clever parody, actually. From the outdated cellphones to the butter-churning competition, to the busty angel-in-the-house peasant girls, the song and video mocks the not-uncommon view in much of Western Europe that the people of Poland, and other Eastern EU countries, are poor, backwards welfare scroungers.
Plus I got hooked on the beat.
Plus I enjoy Cleo’s baggy T-shirt/peasant skirt/high-heeled boots/headphone combination.
P.S.- If you like boobs, boy do I have the video for you!
Polish version- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr1DSgjhRqE
English version- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMhJMmGEIc