|Language||Polish or English|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Published by:||Archology of Photography Foundation|
The tale, set on a Christmas eve in the building of this famous restaurant with no heating, is narrated by its founder Karol. Although dead for 30 years, he never left the place he established in the early 1950s.
Karol recalls the former glory of the restaurant which, before 1989, was bustling with sportsmen, artists, scientists, and members of the political opposition as well as high-ranking government officials. The future of the country was often decided nowhere other than here. Perhaps in one of its cozy wood-paneled rooms photographed by Staniszewska, officials resolved that Polish troops would enter Czechoslovakia in 1968, or even made the decision to introduce martial law?