In his family city, Michał Spisak is the patron of the music school complex, of a street, and a music competition for young instrumentalists named after him would take place for several years near the anniversary of his birthday - first at the national level, and from 2007 of an international character. However, due to the fact that the event failed to gain proper recognition by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the third time in a row, its 13th edition was postponed to 2020. With the aim to fill this void at least partially, we decided to take a trip around Dąbrowa Górnicza in search of the composer’s traces.
On a slanting square in the centre of Będzin, among the trees, between the medieval castle towering over the town and the busy ul. Kołłątaja, there is a tefillin-shaped memorial. Raised in 1993 to commemorate Będzin Jews murdered during WWII, it stands precisely at the former location of the Great Synagogue burnt by Germans in September 1939.
On Saturday, April 21st, we took our camera and went for a stroll around Będzin. It wasn’t, however, an ordinary walk, but a photo tale of the history of Będzin.
Photo coverage of the 4th Będzin Photowalk Photos: Rafał Opalski Photo gallery taken from the article: Around Będzin With a Camera – An Interview wit…
There really are mountains in Sosnowiec and we know how high they are. Not all of them are as spectacular as Góra Środulska but each of them is over 300 m n.p.m. We bet you'll be surprised!
With an umbrella in our arms we did not know whether we are setting off to fight for preserving the narrow-gauge railway in Sosnowiec or just to take a sentimental trip along its route. Check out how it went!
This time we decided to check how rural is the old bishop village of Porąbka and how much coal or its remains is still in the miners' Juliusz. Grzegorz Onyszko was our guide.
Although the last ton of coal from a Zagłębie mine was excavated over a year ago, the history of the last two centuries in these areas is mainly a history of mining.
Walking the Jewish routes of Będzin means constantly taking steps between what may or must be imagined and what has been saved. On 11 June we went on a journey through the difficult history of wartime Będzin. Take a walk with us in the footsteps of Rutka Laskier
I Like Zagłębie went on a trip to find the traces of novels 'Korzeniec' and 'Puder i Pył' written by Zbigniew Białas. We could feel the atmosphere of Sosnowiec of 100 years ago.