taking a tea break at home
I am very happy that there was now the opportunity to visit my modest
friend and co-operator in his "workshop". And I was amazed about
the quite respectable amount of chess literature which could be admired
there, so far having regarded Tomasz not at all as a "collector"
but as a "hunter". But due to the generosity of the son he could
gain considerable parts of Jerzy Gizycki's collection, certainly a firm
footing for own chess tours into the past.
the author's workshop
In the later evening I had the chance
(without Tomasz who regretted that very much) to take a short tour of
a city with a promising future and a great past.
Evidence thereof are some pictures of the historic city center of Warsaw
and a "seemingly futuristic" night shot of the Palace of Culture
in best "gingerbread style".
marketplace of Warsaw
Palace of Culture
Altogether the Polish metropolis seems me to be on the best path into
the 21st century, the Polish chess community preserves - not least by
the tireless work of our KWA member Tomasz Lissowski - the long chess
tradition of Zukertort, Winawer, Rubinstein, Tartakover, Przepiórka
His latest work - together with the young author Paweł Dudziński
- reports on the occasion of the 80th club anniversary (1930-2010) of
the chess club at Ostrów Wielkopolski (Ostrowo in Great Poland;
with inspiring colour pictures inter alia on the chess player (and collector)
The photo of the Polish BAYER branch may prove that it was a business
trip after all ...