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My story featured at the exhibition “Bread and kanelbulle. Swedes in Poland, Poles in Sweden”. The exhibition has been organised as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the restoration of Polish-Swedish diplomatic relations.

“Bread and kanelbulle. Swedes in Poland, Poles in Sweden”
A photography exhibition organised by the Embassy of Sweden

A distance of barely 1000 km separates Warsaw and Stockholm in a straight line across the Baltic Sea. So near and yet so far. So near because Sweden and Poland are geographically close, a fact which is underlined by the main characters on the exhibition entitled “Bread and Kanelbulle”. Distance, however, is the least of their problems. What is important are the differences, even though – as one of the women says – “love conquers all”. Let us love Sweden while living in Poland. Let us love Poland while living in Sweden. One may get the impression that all the people portrayed here are wonderful examples of such a stance in life. After all, as we know, bread and kanelbullar* can be baked using home-made sourdough. And Swedish cheesecake can be made with typical Polish crusty base.

The exhibition has been organised as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the restoration of Polish-Swedish diplomatic relations. It is a story about people who live and work on both sides of the Baltic. They are the true ambassadors of Sweden in Poland and of Poland in Sweden. Let us listen to what they have to say this jubilee year. Let us hear their stories. The interviews were conducted by Krystyna Romanowska, the photographs are by Adam Tuchliński.

The exhibition is presented on the fence near the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw, Bagatela Str until August.