Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tuesday, 25th February 2014

Katowice the biggest city in Province Silesia.

Katowice is a capitol city pof our province. It is a young city about 100 years old comparing to my Bytom 760 years old is very vary young. It's completely modern city comparing to Bytom.

The most famous is Spodek the best known building .








Katowice are going to be a European Capital of culture it will be very difficult because other candidates are very interesting too.

Polish cities pretending to the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2016
View the candidates sites: BiałystokBydgoszczGdańskKatowiceLublinŁódźPoznańSzczecinToruńWarszawa,Wrocław
Vote for your favourite candidate city and check the current poll results on kulturaonline.pl or on the Association of Candidate Cities to the European Capital of Culture.
The title of the European Capital of Culture is granted annually by the European Union for the period of 12 months. Such honour translates into the reinforcement of the prestige and popularity of the city, region and even the country. The candidate cities strive for the best promotion of what they perceive as valuable in themselves and their vicinities. The body of the Polish candidate cities aiming at receiving the title in 2016 includes Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin, Toruń, Warszawa and Wrocław. The Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski has already announced a competition for the Polish city pretending to the title. The applications are to be submitted by 31st August 2010. A special Polish committee will evaluate and select the candidates in two rounds and the final verdict will have been revealed by the end of 2011. The Polish verdict will then have to be approved by its European counterpart at the beginning of 2012.
In 2016 the title of the European Capital of Culture will be shared by two cities, one from Poland and the other from Spain. The Spanish candidate cities include Alcalá de Henares, Burgos, Cáceres, Kordowa, Cuenca, Oviedo-Gijón-Avilés (wspólnie), Pampeluna, San Sebastián, Santander, Segowia, Tarragona and Saragossa.
The title was already awarded to, for example, Cracow (2000), Vilnius (2009) and Essen, Pecs and Istanbul (2010).

2 comments:

  1. It looks spectacular at night when lit up.

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  2. I know next to nothing about Poland and I'm so happy to be learning about it from you.

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