Wednesday, 8 June 2016

He was only five foot three, girls could not resist his stare...*

Wednesday morning, eight am. I arrive in Piotrków Trybunalski, on my way to speak at conference about exporting. I get ofp the train and head towards the venue. On my way, I encounter four pieces of street art that make me suddenly take notice.

Here they are: from top left to bottom right (in the order I saw them:) Pablo Picasso, James Brown, Albert Einstein, Salvador Dali.The slogan - Art makes differences.

An interesting slogan. For the native speaker of English would phrase it - Art makes a difference.

But no - Art makes differences. No indefinite article. Differences - plural.

Let's put this into context - what does Piotrków Trybunalski look like? It's a not a thrilling town, nor a dump neither. Just that regular town, the sort that dots Poland from north to south, from east to west. (I'd put in several photographs to prove the point but they'd dilute my message, which revolves around the four images above).

However, here is a town in which lives someone who wants to make a point - art makes differences. What differences? What's Einstein doing there? Making differences. In a town like Piotrków Tryb. making differences is very important.

* Can you be googled?

This time three years ago:
Quality engineering from half a century ago

This time four years ago:
Fans fly in to Warsaw for Euro 2012

This time five years ago:
Cara al Sol - part II

This time six years ago:
Still struggling with the floodwaters

This time seven years ago:
European elections - and I buy used D40

The time eight years ago:
To the Vistula, by bike

This time nine years ago:
Poppy profusion


Adam said...

Looks more like a classic shot of Bob Marley to me than of James Brown :)

Michael Dembinski said...

Not the cover of the James Brown album I Feel Good?

Adam said...

I see how you might have thought that. Just type Bob Marley into google and look at images/grafika - or better still, here you are

Michael Dembinski said...

Mr Marley never brillantined his hair :-)