Street art in Łódź

"It was so ugly," my grandmother said of her hometown. In fact, that's what everyone said about Łódź. When my grandmother was growing up, it was a manufacturing hub, covered in smokestacks and pollution. It was never a particularly beautiful city known for architecture or style. Now, with most manufacturing gone since WWII, many of …

Spring in Poland

Wrocław seems to have skipped spring, that warming period between winter and summer, and now we are just in full-on summer mode, with beautiful weather and picnics on the islands in the Odra. Gone are the big coats and heavy scarves! Rejoice, for winter is finally over! Last night everyone was out on the grass …