Dream Cities and Ghost Towns
In no other Polish city is there such friction between the needs of modern urban life and the desire for an authentic rehabilitation of its historical architecture than in Gdansk: a dreamy image somewhere between progress and history; a dream city between the traditional and the modern. An urban history of a different is described in the childhood and youth of a young Polish writer among the great blocks of the planned socialist city, Nowa Huta. Today, this exemplary model town is experiencing a second youth. It has suddenly become chic to stroll along the broad boulevards and to visit the doner kebab shops.