Should you ever find yourself in Lodz Poland, by all means stop by the Hotel Alicja. Here's some pictures of the hotel - and no, we don't know why they have a horse in their bar - it certainly seems tidy and comfy. I've seen pictures much like this at Expedia or other travel sites for hotels in this country.
However, for whatever reason, they've left off one telling angle from the exterior of the hotel:
So now we know how they keep the buffet table nice and toasty.
This isn't what it looks like. Poland doesn't have a nuclear power plant - the Zarnowiec plant was left uncompleted in 1972 - plus the tower seems a bit squat. We couldn't quite figure out what kind of plant the tower belongs to - maybe one of our Polish readers can fill us in - but we have to say that we'd be tickled to end up at this hotel after viewing the pictures at their site and then running into this tower. It would be almost as entertaining as finding a horse in the bar.
A horse walks into a bar, the bartender comes over and asks, "Hey, buddy, why the long face?" We're here at the Krupnik Room all week. Tip the waitress if you liked the pierogi - they work hard for their zlotnis.