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Regional Labour Office, Cracow, Poland

March 2nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Regional Labour Office in Cracow, Poland

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Headquarters of National Register of Work, Cracow, Poland

February 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Headquarters of National Register of Work in Cracow, Poland

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Polish embassy, Pyongyang, North Korea

February 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Polish embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea

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Academy of National Defence, Warsaw, Poland

February 24th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Academy of National Defence (AON, Akademia Obrony Narodowej) is the highest military university of Poland, located in Warsaw and Rembertów. It was founded in 1947 under the name of Academy of General Staff.

The Academy, subordinate directly to the Chief of General Staff of the Polish Army, is the alma mater of all future Polish Army commanding officers and staff officers. It also conducts extensive research on military doctrines, strategy and tactics, and cooperates with the Military Technical Academy in research of military equipment.

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Philharmonic in Cracow, Poland

February 24th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Cracow.

"The first mentions of attempts to create a professional symphonic orchestra in Cracow date back to the end of the 18th century. However, a symphonic orchestra, having a status of a professional ensemble under the leadership of Feliks Nowowiejski - was established as late as in 1909 and operated, with a war break (1914 - 1918), till September 1939. During its thirty years of existence it was a division of the Trade Union of Polish Musicians in Cracow. The organisation was established in 1909 associating professional musicians working in various restaurants, cafes and mute cinemas. The Union's aim was to defend the associated musicians' welfare conditions, take care of artistic level of their production and moral level in the community. As the second objective, the Union propagated musical culture in the society by organising symphonic concerts. This activity was suspended during the World War I. The Union was reactivated in 1919. Immediately, an 80-person ensemble was created which, as a Symphonic Orchestra, inaugurated its concerting activity on 18 May that year in a performance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko's birthday. In the first years after inauguration, the ensemble concerted only occasionally, but in successive seasons the number of concerts systematically increased, particularly after the subsidy granted by the city authorities in the early 1920s. There were cases that over 20 events were organised in a concert season. At that time, most often the orchestra performed with such master conductors as: Zdzisław Górzyński, Piotr Stermich-Valcrociata, Bolesław Wallek - Walewski, Adam Dołżycki, or Walerian Bierdiajew. Programmes included symphonies by: Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky; overtures and symphonic poems by: Liszt, Karłowicz, Strauss, Debussy and many other symphonic works. Also instrumental concerts were played, and oratorios. In 1937, the Management of the Music Association opened within its framework an independent section called Cracow Philharmonic. After the Music Association's resignation of the section, initiative was taken by the Cracow Concert Office of Eugeniusz Bujański running a professional musical impresarios' office and organising concerts on its own account. The orchestra was named the Cracow Symphonic Orchestra. Concerts were organised till the outbreak of World War II. The last one was held on 21 May 1939 under the leadership of Bronisław Wolfstal. Then Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and violin concert by E. Młynarski were played. Irena Dubiska was the soloist.

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Nouvel Opera House, Lyon, France

February 22nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Opéra Nouvel (Nouvel Opera House) in Lyon, France is the home of the Opéra National de Lyon. The original opera house was re-designed by the distinguished French architect, Jean Nouvel between 1985 and 1993 and is named after him.

In 1756, one of the first opera houses created inside an existing freestanding building was opened in Lyon. It was designed by Jacques-Germain Soufflot, the architect of the Panthéon in Paris. By early in the following century it was found to be too small, and Antoine-Marie Chenavard and Jean-Marie Pollet erected the new Lyon theatre which opened on July 1, 1831. It was considered rather undistinguished, but served its purpose.

It was not until 1985 that the City decided to once again re-build the opera house, but this time it was to be within the shell of the existing 1831 building. One of France's most distinguished architects was commissioned to create the house.

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Gardzienice Theater, Poland

February 21st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"Gardzienice Theatre has enjoyed an international reputation for its extraordinary theatre performances for over twenty five years. The productions have been variously described as ‘music theatre’, ‘ethno-oratorio’ and ‘allegorical song theatre’. The origins of each performance are firmly rooted in music and this is not merely an aesthetic choice but rather a reflection of Artistic Director, Włodzimierz Staniewski’s deeply held belief that musicality is “a key which opens heart and soul” thus enabling a profound relationship with its instigator.(...)"

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Zaiks Headquarters, Warsaw, Poland

February 21st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Zaiks Authors Association Headquarters in Warsaw, Poland

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