Łódź – Part 1

 

 


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A Polish-Jewish town.

The first Polish home for young foreigners who flock there in a vain attempt to learn the locale language. However, you’ll rarely see Africans, Arabs or Hispanics in the street – for life is more pleasant and more colorful in the safety of the student campus.

A city where the rich and the poor live side by side, naturally divided by walls of stone and steel…or eviction notices. Lofts and condominiums boldly displaying their peacock colors while neighbors survive sans central heating and paved roads.

A town where the disparity between the rich and the poor is, for want of a better word, an eyesore.; when a plane ticket to Western Europe costs so little.

A weekend spent in Lodz shed some light on a perfect example of a dying city with very few job opportunities albeit with thousands of students in the various colleges. Unsurprising when plane tickets to Luton, and a better life, cost 10% of the average monthly rent.

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