Anna Syska

fot.  Maciej Zienkiewicz

Historian and promoter of architecture. Author of the book “Spodek in Zenith: A Guide to Architecture from 1945 to 1989 in the Silesian Voivodeship.” She focuses on the cultural heritage of the Silesian Voivodeship and western Lesser Poland, especially the 20th-century architecture. She works as the City Conservator of Monuments in Tychy. A lover of dachshunds and ceramics from the Steatyt workshop. She manages a popular Instagram profile @to_tylko_architektura.

For me, Pszczyna is a childhood delight composed of the taste of ice cream enjoyed in the market square, the coolness of shaded alleys in the park, and the sight of a turquoise toilet set in the Castle Museum. At first glance, it might seem like many other towns in Poland, but its uniqueness sets it apart: here, half of the center is covered in greenery, the park almost touches the market square, and the 20th-century architecture is a fascinating field for exploration. Pszczyna is full of contrasts and surprises.