The history of the place
BOHEMY TENEMENT HOUSE - In the beautiful city of Cracow at the intersection of Karmelicka and Siemiradzkiego streets, there is a three-storey tenement house where the La Boheme salon is located, which merged with the buildings of one of the busiest streets in the center of Cracow. Nearly 120 years ago, this place had only one floor and it was located on the city's outskirts, very close to the embankment belonging to the perimeter railway, now replaced by Aleje Trzech Wieszczów. Address, Karmelicka 53, at the end of the 19th century, was known by every artist in Cracow. The tenement house became famous thanks to its tenants Stanisławand Dagny Juel Przybyszewska. Stanisław Przybyszewski was a Polish writer, poet, playwright, and a novelist of the Young Poland period, a scandalist, a representative of the famous Krakow bohemia and the trend of Polish decadence.
His wife - Dagny was a Norwegian translator, writer, pianist, author of dramas, poetry, and prose, as well as a muse of artists from the late nineteenth century. The couple settled at Karmelicka 53 in October 1898, shortly after returning from Berlin. Stanisław Przybyszewski had a circle of his "followers" who were absolutely devoted to their master. His apartment was known as the synagogue of Satan. Dagny was seen as an "exotic princess from a distant fjord country, a haughty lady of the Berlin-Bohemian region." Her infatuation was similar to an epidemic, her admirers were generous in both emotional and materiality. Among the young artists around Przybyszewski were: Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Jan Nalborczyk, Wojciech Weiss, Stanisław and Wincenty Korab-Brzozowscy brothers. 53 Karmelicka Street - it was here where Young Poland was setting, where the most prominent artists of the current met to create absurd with the vapors.