(I) 1454-1795, (II) 1918-1945, (III) 1989- . . . - the Republic of Poland by landmark dates; the First Republic, the Second Republic and the Third Republic. The beginnings of Poland date back to its christening, in 966, soon after which it became a monarchy.
It is a challenge to belong to a place which has so much to explain and always expects me to pay attention...
1# - Cafe Kwadrans (meaning: Quarter of an Hour Cafe), ul. Świętokrzyska, Warsaw
2# - Announcement, exhibited
in Zachęta, the National Gallery of Art:
"On December 16, a deranged hand comitted a repulsive murder on the Highest Dignitary of the Republic Mr President Narutowicz. The perpetrator has been seized and will receive deserved punishment.
The duties of the President of the Republic have been taken on temporarily by the Marshal of the Sejm Mr Maciej Rataj, in accordance with Article 40 of the Constitution.
All of the authorities continue to perform their powers.
By announcing the above to the people of the Republic, I am calling everyone to remain completely calm and serious as needed at times of such hardship for the State.
Minister L. Darowski, Director of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
December 18, 1922"
(any propositions for a better translation?)
3# - Zachęta (meaning "an incentive"), the National Gallery of Art
4# - a poster: "Challenge, Aero Club of the Republic of Poland, 28 August - 16 September 1934", 1934, created by Tadeusz Trepkowski and Marek Żuławski, exhibited
in Zachęta, the National Gallery of Art
5# - behind Zachęta, the National Gallery of Art, a parking place, apparently for blue cars only... :)