|Polish Consulate General|
1530 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
Actually, for this place and I think one or two other buildings, you needed to pre-register for places like this because, security.
What is the difference between an embassy and consulate? I imagine size and day to day activity so I looked it up. While the terms embassy and consulate are used synonymously, the two are very different.
- An embassy is the larger and more important of the two and is described as a permanent diplomatic mission which is generally located in a country's capital city.
- By contrast, a consulate is a smaller version of an embassy and is generally located in the larger tourist cities of a country but not the capital.
- There are special cases and several unique situations making some examples complicated.
I've been inside this building three times; once for a (Society of Young Polish Professionals (SYPP) social event and twice for Christmas Parties. Not speaking much Polish was definitely a liability in all those cases. The decor is very traditional and old, it looks like the parlor time forgot.
And so a post that was just meant to be a picture of the Polish Consulate and some throwaway text becomes a post about a group of Poles I met in the early 2000. One of my Polish Princess friends tried to start a social group with the intention of networking young polish professionals with the idea that we could help one another start businesses, land jobs and
Another group called Polish Happy Hour (PHH) leveraged technology, specifically a free yahoo group, and managed to pull off more of what Polish Princess wanted. PHH petered out around 2009 for various reasons as well, particularly because there was no strong recruitment for new members.