The Poetry Storehouse: Kraków-Reykjavik mural8 Na Zjeździe Street, Salt Warehouse
The largest literary mural in Krakow – taking up as many as 450 sq m – was created on the facade of the former Salt Warehouse on ul. Na Zjeździe. It presents quotations from poems by Polish and Icelandic poets, including excerpts from works by: Ewa Lipska, Adam Zagajewski, Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało, Sjón (Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson), Óskar Árni Óskarsson, Kristin Svava Tómasdóttir, and Ingunn Snædal. “I wanted the mural to be light and casual and not to interfere with the space too much – after all, it was created on a historic building. At the same time, the painting had to be distinctive, recognisable, and visible for those passing it by on a tram or bus,” said Paulina Lichwicka, author of the project, student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow during vernissage.