the former poznanski's factory site is the beautiful shopping & leisure center manufactura today
this time we have dared to jump into the city's historical museum in the poznanski palace. yes, it was a really nice experience. it was so crazy to learn that in 1820 had lodz only 767 inhabitants and thanks to rapid development of the textile industry (especially under russian administration) in 1914 almost half a million and before WWII already 670,00 ... unbelievable. there were poles, germans, jews and russian folks (+ few french and english industrialists too) living close to each other and in peace ...
that was probably also the time when in germany arised the folk song 'theo, we go to lodz' (theo, wir fahren nach lodsch)
btw, a former winter visit to lodz with some snow here