January 2009: Project: Stories from the Seaside

 

Editorial

This month PLOTKI online presents a special issue: Stories from the Seaside – for these new rumours Plotkisty joined an extraordinary project: MOVING BALTIC SEA. Continue reading

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Sunny Day

You had enough of the cold winter? Enjoy a sunny day at the beach – at the Polish Baltic Seaside.

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La Mer

Explore the symphony of the Baltic Sea. Continue reading

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Stocznia

When the historic strike began in August 1980, Gdansk’s shipyard still employed about 16,500 workers. Today – just three thousand. Continue reading

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Winter on Kishu

View the magic of the cold season on the Estonian island. Continue reading

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The Last Resort?

Narva-Joesuu – once it was a Seaside resort in Russia, but today it belongs to Estonia. The nation changed, but the nationalities stayed. Still many Russians, especially from St. Petersburg, have a summer house in Narva-Joesuu. But with the new borders it is not always easy to find recreation, as the following five family portraits from Alina Grinchel show. Continue reading

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Baltic Sea Utopia. What to do with a Superlative Nazi Spa left on the Beach?

The coast of the Baltic Sea has always been a perfect place for holiday at the beach – also for the Nazis who constructed their own monstrous Seaside resort on the German island of Rügen. Millay Hyatt visited this leftover but not forgotten place – and came up with an own vision.

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Cod Complexities. Sustainable Cod Fishing in the Baltic is Possible – Just When?

There is no holiday at the Baltic with not eating is most tasty inhabitant: the cod. But the tourists delicacy is in trouble – and the reasons are quite complex. Nevertheless Björn Jungius disentangled the cod clutter and searched for solutions.

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Another Sea

From the Greeks we get the saying that you can’t enter the same river twice. Well, it certainly works with seas too. Especially, when it is the Baltic.

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My Sea. Male or Female?

Krystyna and Andrzej. Woman and man. They have no connection and yet they are somehow alike: both are in love with the sea, both dedicated their lives to the sea. Passion and knowledge – who is stronger on the waves? Continue reading

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Freedom to think for Yourself…

The region of the Baltic Sea is in constant movement. And sometimes even a whole University moves from one country to another, such as the European Humanities University. Closed down 2004 in Minsk, it re-opened in Vilnus. How is it like to study in exhile? Asked Silje Bergum Kinsten one of the students. Continue reading

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