Palace of Karol Poznanski
Ul. Gdanska 32, Lodz, Poland
Palace of Karol Poznanski Lodz Reviews
Sep 13, 2007
Izrael Poznanski erected his own family residence at the crossing of the former ul. Długa - the present-day ul. Gdańska and Schulz Passage - now called ul. 1 Maja. The palace was designed by Adolf Seligson, for Izrael Poznanski's son, Karol. The residence was given its stylistic attire following the manner of the Florentine Renaissance with its characteristic double-Windows and impressive rustications upon the façades, the motifs known from the l5th c. residences of Toscany.
The palace was yet created in Łódź at the turn of the 20th century, and it had to correspond to the spirit of the times as well as people's contemporary needs. Hence it also contained some solutions typical for the other industrialist seats. Worth our attention is doubtless the vaulted gateway from ul. 1 Maja, the main entrance to the residence. Also the corner tower on the oval plan, covered with an elliptical dome, or the slightly projecting fragments of the facades and bay-Windows point to the fact the Italian Renaissance was there adapted and transformed.
The interiors of the Poznañski palace, now housing the Music Academy, are exquisite, indeed. Their beauty is enhanced by the impressive, round staircase with wrought-iron banisters, a masterpiece of artistic blacksmithery, covered with a stately vaulted ceiling. The residence also possesses its own intimate 'winter garden' under a glass roof. It is most appealing when viewed from the palace park, especially in spring, when its beautiful magnolia bushes are in Pull bloom. The huge building is surrounded with an ornamented wrought-iron fence. It is upon one of its pillars that Moryc Welt, one of the unforgettable heroes of The Land o f Promise, played by Wojciech Pszoniak in Wajda's production, once stood.
During a shool year you can go there and listen to fantastic concerts played by students. Every Monday- free entrance.
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