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Mikołaj Kopernik city park, located next to Dolls Theatre, also named Old Town Park has been renewed and modernized and it is the next part of renewing old town promenade.

The most interesting part of the park is the playground – it has a shape of an ellipse with small hills and it is secured by a safe, rubber “Playtop” surface. Owing to the cooperation with Wrocław’s zoo there is an aviary with parrots and pheasants in the park. The birds will come back to the zoo for winter.

Old Town Park photos

The next attraction is a roundabout which is stylized for the XIXth  century merry-go-round and which has been brought from France. It has the images of Wroclaw’s monuments and is equipped with horses and gondolas. In front of the terrace of the Dolls Theatre there is a fountain “A boy with a swan”. It’s surrounded by a special surface that passes water and air.

New paths, alleys and little squares have been paved and 36 lanterns and 39 illumination points have been installed. More trees and bushes have been planted, new lawns have been made and a new automatic irrigation system has been designed. The plants isolate the noise. The place has a great acoustics. The musicians who play without amplification can be heard in the middle of the park.

Source: PIK

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American Film Festival will be a chance to get to know American cinematography and at the same time  the culture and reality of the U.S. Not only will new films of well known directors be presented at the festival, but also of unknown ones. Polish audience will also have an opportunity to discover the names and phenomena in the American cinema. AFF has an aim to change the stereotype of American cinematography that is like a supermarket producing films for the global market.

American Film Festival will also have an educational character. Apart from the newest films it will present classical ones: retrospectives of directors and actors, genre cinema, themes.

Programme

From its beginning American cinematography has reacted to current events in the country. The films that will be presented are the contribution to seminars, lectures and discussions on social, political and culture problems. Besides the directors of the films, American film critics, journalists, sociologists, philosophers, writers and artists will be invited to take part in the discussions.

American Film Festival is the first and the only such an event in Poland and apart from the festival in Deauville in France it’s unique on European scale.

Time:20-24.10.2010

Source: American Film Festival

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Photo by courtesy of tuwroclaw.comRegional centre of business tourism is in the monumental building of the Centennial Hall’s restaurant pavilion. The centre consists of two glazed halls for about 1000 people each, 4 smaller conference rooms for 180 people each, VIP room and 4 meeting rooms and a restaurant and a bistro. The building was rebuilt according to the plans from 1920.

The completion of reconstruction is at the same time the end of the second stage of revitalization of the whole Centennial Hall. The grounds around the Centennial Hall were rebuilt at first. The reconstruction included ‘pergola’, pond basin and fountain installation. A skating rink was made and the plants that were grown on the ‘pergola’ were secured.

Regional centre of business tourism photos

The third stage of reconstruction is connected with the rebuilding of the interior of the Centennial Hall. It will start in January 2011 and finish in August 2011. The Hall will be closed during the reconstruction.

The last stage is planned for 2011-2013 and it will include among others building of new, huge parkings.

Source: Gazeta Wyborcza Wroclaw

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