Hogwarts, where Harry Potter attended school, now faces stiff competition from a similar college in Poland

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in News on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you are above 18 and still dream of attending school with Harry Potter at Hogwarts (go figure), here’s something created specially for you. At the Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Poland, you get to immerse in a similar schooling environment like Harry.

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Holiday in one of Poland’s underground salt mines, 1,000 feet below ground

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 23 November 2013

Put this one on the bucket list. Just over a thousand feet below the ground lies ‘one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland’ – the Wieliczka Salt Mine. While mining has halted in this salt mine (it stopped producing table salt in 2007), this place is still as popular as ever, thanks to an “underground amusement park” of sorts, including grand halls, health spas and accommodations. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, Wieliczka is holding an 80s themed disco party come New Years.

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Giants walk the street of Poland: extraordinary street art by Natalii Rak

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 2 October 2013

This rosy-cheeked little maid with her trusty watering can is the stuff of legends and fairytales. Her massive scale adds a little whimsy to the street of Białystok, Poland as she attempts to water a full grown tree as if it were a delicate flower. Painted by  Natalii Rak at Folk on the Street, the sheer size of the mural required Rak to use a hydraulic lift platform. This is some serious art that isn’t for the faint of heart!

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Monochrome illustration by Marcin Schleifer

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By Marcin Schleifer in New Illustration on Tuesday 1 October 2013

I graduated in Graphic Design from Fine Arts Academy in Poland. Mainly, I focus on monochrome illustrations. My technique is similar to engraving, however I draw on paper and use fine-liner. I put lines in order and make them one by one into completeness. It resembles printing, but it’s more like hand printed art.

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The world would be a better place if all locomotives were dressed in colourful crochet

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By Dijana Necovski in New Art on Monday 19 August 2013

Textile artist Olek has covered an entire locomotive with colourful crochet in her home country. The Polish-born artist created the panels in New York after being inspired by a train ride from New York to San Francisco and along with her four assistants, spent two full days in Łódź, Poland, to cover a Px48 steam locomotive and carriages in […]

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New Hygienic Dress League work in Lodz, Poland

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By Mikel Bilka in New Art on Wednesday 18 July 2012

The Hygienic Dress League project, by husband and wife team Steve and Dorota Coy, is an officially registered corporation that advertises through a variety of means including street art and is already well known in Detroit. However, the Hygienic Dress League doesn’t produce anything or offer any kind of service. Instead, it acts as a […]

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Book of U: ink drawings by Edyta Ubych

Michael Amter Contributor

By Michael Amter in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Occasionally one discovers the most fascinating treasures. Edyta Ubych has one of the most rewarding expressions within this vast global network. She is a prolific Flickr user from Poland. Ubych creates a strange narrative with her mysterious Book of U. Precious antiqued ink drawings on paper are coupled with gorgeous minimalist photographic documentation. Ubych offers a special peek into an enchanting private universe.

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George the Hedgehog: an animation from Poland

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By Anna Blaszczyk in New Film on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Often gross and rough, and definitely for adults only (wink wink), George the Hedgehog is a full length animation movie from Poland. Strangely rich in its graphics, the animation brings a disturbing portrait of the cult of celebrity. It’s good to watch something not that cute once in a while.

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Dramatic light show takes over Polish building

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By Isobel Sliv in Video on Monday 9 January 2012

P.I.W.O is a project created by a Polish student, Filip Rus. ‘Piwo’ in Polish means ‘Beer’ in English. Through an innovative building illumination system, they entertain university campuses and color the socialist architecture design of Polish buildings at the same time.

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Nthlee’s fine world of fashion illustration

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By Nthlee in New Illustration on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Natalia Nazimek (NTHLEE) is Polish illustrator, living and studying in the UK. She started out learning with graphic software at home through trial and error and now she work on various art projects for international brands, magazines and advertising agencies.

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11,000 lanterns float into the sky in Poland

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By Gerry Mak in New Events on Friday 12 August 2011

Here’s some haunting footage of the recent Midsummer celebrations in Pozan, Poland, where people released 11,000 floating lanterns into the sky. Apparently they were all made out of biodegradable sugar paper and compacted hay, so they didn’t do much environmental damage.

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11,000 lanterns float into the sky for Midsummer celebration

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Monday 4 July 2011

Here’s some haunting footage of the recent Midsummer celebrations in Pozan, Poland, where people released 11,000 floating lanterns into the sky. Apparently they were all made out of biodegradable sugar paper and compacted hay, so they didn’t do much environmental damage.

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Haunting photo manipulations by Peterio

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Saturday 5 February 2011

Peterio is a photographer and artist from Poland. His photo manipulations are both surreal and intense: his very personal interpretation of gloomy visual poetry.

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Roadside self-service blow up dolls in Poland

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Wow, they are getting into some crazy things in Poland! The aptly named PMS Collective have positioned a series of ‘‘friendly blow-up dolls‘ for those Polish drivers, and cyclists, who just can’t wait until they get home. Sander Reijgers, where are you when we need you!

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Bart Pogoda’s travel photography

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By Piotr Szymaniak in New Photography on Friday 23 July 2010

Bart Pogoda is one of these people whose life is an inspiration for others. He quit his office job and traveled low cost around the world, telling the stories of people he met on the road. In the process, he learned to take pictures and become one of the leading photo-bloggers in Poland. His passion was such that soon he became one of the top professional photographers in the country.

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