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Review: Prosciutteria
When Prosciutteria first opened, ooh, three years or so ago, it was hailed a sensation and proof as to the far-reaching ambitions of Warsaw’s burgeoning gastro scene. Based around cold cuts and served on heavy wooden boards, here was a convincing Italian menu to be enjoyed in a snug,...
Photography: Alex Snaps Colours
WI: So many of us dream of owning a drone – what’s the most important thing we need to know when considering getting one? AG: Above all, you need to know what you can and can’t do in the first place. Knowing the relevant regulations will allow you to...
A New King Of The Wings!
Some closures hurt more than others. Take Zkurczybyk, for example. No sooner had it established itself as the premier hot wing in town, then along came Covid and the ensuing gastro meltdown. But as one door closes, another one opens. Recalibrating their business model for the times, Ale Wino...
Interview: Koko & Roy!
WI: In the cold light of day, how do you hope Koko & Roy will be remembered, and what elements are you transferring to the deli? AS / JR: I think we built a really strong community; I hope we’re remembered for great food and the welcome and open...
Photography: Sandra Papiernik
WI: Is Warsaw easy to photograph? SP: Yes. This is a diverse city that’s full of contrasts: history and modernity are naturally joined and entwined, which means it’s not hard to find inspiration. Speaking of which, how does the city inspire you as a photographer? I’ve lived here for...
Lockdown Art: Little Wonders
A children’s educator by profession, Monika Nowak’s images of quirky Liliputian-style scenes have been met with a wave of enthusiasm since first debuting on social media. “I’ve been passionate about photography for several years,” Nowak tells the Insider, “but my biggest inspiration when I came across the little worlds...
On The Rails: Warsaw’s Metro History
Asked for one word to surmise the story of the Warsaw metro, many would answer in a heartbeat: delayed. Originally conceived in 1925, it was to take seventy years before the first underground trains started running, and even then only on a limited eleven kilometer stretch snaking from Kabaty...
Dizzy Heights: Warsaw’s Skyscrapers
The Opening Act Commonly classified as Warsaw’s first skyscraper, when it was completed in 1908 the 11-storey PASTa on Zielna 37 was recognized as the tallest building in the whole of the Tsarist Empire – so impressed were they by its dimensions, it’s said that visiting out-of-towners would often...
Photography: Mr Fly Guy
Raised on a diet of skateboarding and rap music, the former hip hop promoter discovered his passion for drone photography three years back whilst working in television and advertising. Entirely self-taught, the Warsaw-born photographer describes his work as minimalist with his images on peeling aesthetic layers to present his...
Just A Purr-Fect Day!

Just A Purr-Fect Day!

Features 17 February 2021 0

Celebrated for the first time in 2006 on the urging of the Łódź Cat Club, Dzień Kota was founded with the specific aim of bringing to attention the plight of homeless moggies. But is the nation’s appreciation of cats something new? Not at all, and let our trawl through...

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