The Marine Station in Gdynia turned 84. Accompanied by jazz music and huge colourful animation, this historical building brought back its history as well as the history of hundreds of thousands of Poles who participated in creating it.
The modern building of the station was opened on 8th December 1933, and it was the place where the largest cruise ships started their journey. Poles departed from here to travel around the world. The biggest Polish ocean liners, such as iconic M.S. Batory, moored here. However, the address Polska Street No. 1 also has a sad chapter in its history. It was through here that many Poles left Poland fleeing the turmoil of war. This is why the Emigration Museum was erected here. Since 2014, through its wide cultural and educational activity, the Museum commemorates the history of Poland and the phenomenon of emigration experienced by numerous generations of Poles. It is a very current topic in the modern times too, which is evidenced by awards granted to the Museum for its exhibitions and the manner of presenting them.
Mariusz Waras, an artist from the Tricity, to celebrate the anniversary of the Marine Station in Gdynia has created an artistic visualisation commemorating its rich history. Thanks to animations, a huge ship entered the modern interiors of the Station. Artistic and visual experience was emphasised by the music performed by Monika Borzym, who presented jazz arrangements of songs from the repertoire of Joni Mitchell.
Photo Emigration Museum/ Ewelina Kamińska