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Author:   Boguslaw Rostworowski
ISBN:   978-83-2406-480-9
Language:   Polish & English
Publisher:   Znak
Availability:   24h
Year Published:   2022
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Slon, nosorozec i tygrys na elewacjach kamienic Starego Miasta? Dzieki bogato zdobionemu i dowcipnemu literackiemu przewodnikowi po zakamarkach Krakowa odkryjesz, skad sie tam wziely.

Turysci uwielbiaja nie tylko panoramy, ale rowniez szczegoly. Dokumentujac swoje wedrowki, czesto poszukuja takich detali, po to by je uwiecznic, a takze cieszyc sie wlasna spostrzegawczoscia i umiejetnoscia wyluskiwania z bogatego pejzazu znaczacych elementow. Bestiariusz krakowski ulatwia te poszukiwania i poprzez literackie medium zwraca uwage na elementy zdobnicze charakterystyczne dla zabudowy okolic krakowskiego Rynku.

Boguslaw Rostworowski wychowal sie w dwoch kulturach: polskiej i brytyjskiej, nie tylko wiec pozwala swoim tekstom zaistniec w dwoch jezykach, ale takze laczy w swoim spojrzeniu charakter rozmilowanego w miescie mieszkanca, a zarazem przybysza - sam zamieszkal w Krakowie dopiero jako osoba dorosla.
 
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What are elephants, rhinoceroses and tigers doing on the facades of houses in Krakow's Old Town? Discover how they came to be there with the aid of this witty, richly illustrated literary guide to these little known treasures of Krakow.

While tourists of course love townscapes, they no less appreciate the rich architectural details within them. And when documenting their trips, often they search for particular features and small details, not only to record them but also to satisfy a sense of achievement at having noticed these minor details within their overall architectural setting. To make this task easier, this Krakow Bestiary uses a literary medium to draw the visitor's attention to these beautiful features, so characteristic of the architecture in the Main Square and its surrounding streets.

Boguslaw Rostworowski, who was raised in post-war England before returning to live in his Polish homeland as a young adult, presents his poems in both Polish and English. Thus, they express both the freshness of a newcomer's perception as well as the love for his city.
Wydawnictwo "Znak" Krakow 2022, 96 pages (hard cover)

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