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Neighborhood Watch: Mariensztat
Originally established by an 18th century nobleman who named it after his wife, Maria, it didn’t take long for the Mariensztat district to veer from its intended genteel look. By the outbreak of WWII the area had become an unnavigable confusion of tangled streets and tumbledown tenements: pimps, prostitutes...
On The Rise: Museum of Modern Art
Heavy with black and white graphics, the fence has been designed to deliver a clear message to the passing pedestrian: “19,788 m2 of art – imagine it”, urges the communication. This, say museum officials, will become even easier on May 15th when Jerzy Blomberg and Michał Ziętek will take...
May The Forth Be With You!
Fryderyk Chopin Museum ul. Okólnik 1, chopin.museum The 18th century Ostrogski Palace is the perfect foil for the ultra-modern content of this multi-sensory space. The personal items are captivating (his death mask, gifts from his muse, etc.), but the big victory here is the museum’s ability to suck visitors...
Happy Constitution Day!
Masterminded by the nation’s last monarch, Stanisław August Poniatowski, the constitution was visionary at the time, seeking to reduce the inequalities associated with serfdom whilst also bringing widespread reforms to the monarchy. Regarded as “a milestone in the history of law and in the growth of democracy,” it was...
Books: How To Look Natural In Photographs
Providing a sinister glimpse into Poland’s totalitarian past, a new book compiled by Beata Bartecka and Łukasz Rusznica sheds light on the extreme methods used by the country’s secret services to spy on its people. Ironically titled How to Look Natural in Photographs, the idea for the book first...
Flower Power!

Flower Power!

Insider News 29 April 2021 0

Announced by City Hall on Tuesday, the initiative will see swathes of the city transformed to feature tens of thousands blooming flowers of different size and color. Half-a-million will be planted in parks whilst another 200,000 are set to appear on streets. Of the latter, those benefiting the most...
Roadmap Out Of Lockdown Announced
From May 1st, hair and beauty salons will be open at 50% capacity. From May 4th, art galleries and museums will also open with a limit of 1 person per 15 sqm/m, a rule that will also apply to large format shopping centers, furniture stores and churches. Years 1-3...
Urbex: Strawberry Fields Forever
You’ve got to be pretty thick to lose yourself on the way from Warsaw to Modlin, but should ever you do so then you’ve a fighting chance of finding yourself confronted with one of the wackiest sites in the Mazowiecki region. Yep, I bet you didn’t expect to see...
Lost & Found: The SAR Dogs of Warsaw
WI: What makes dogs perfect for Search & Rescue? CGPT: They have 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses compared to the six million that humans have. The part of their brains that analyzes smell is vastly greater than ours in proportion to their brains, so essentially they ‘see’...
Brewer’s Spotlight: Funky Fluid
If the craft beer sector has been molded by far out and largely lunatic inspirations, then few breweries have done as much to stand out from the crowd as the lads at Funky Fluid: hellbent on resetting boundaries, of their more notable escapades have been beers such as Raspberry...

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