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The Warsaw Uprising… In Color
Having amassed nearly 70,000 followers on Facebook, Mikołaj Kaczmarek has become one of the country’s best known graphic artists specializing in the colorization of historic photos. This issue he selects his most powerful works connected to the insurgency that nearly cost the city its existence… WI: How complex is...
Uprising: Then & Now
Though the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been the subject of numerous books, few have succeeded in creating the visual impact of Teraz ’44 by Michał Wójcik and Marcin Dziedzic… With the Eastern Front rumbling towards Warsaw, the Polish Home Army launched the Warsaw Uprising with the dual aim of liberating...
Unseen Aerial Rising Shots Published
Sourced from American and British archives, the photographs chiefly show aerial shots taken by the Luftwaffe before and after the insurgency. Presented as part of the Korzenie Miasta project, many of these photos have been presented in an interactive map format that allows visitors to the website to compare...
Bond-Inspired Car Collection To Open In Warsaw!
Jointly designed by Arup and Unism on the behalf of the collection’s owner – KDW Automobile – the hi-tech garage has been described by the design team as “a cave-like space inspired by the cinematic universe of James Bond.” “Hidden under a grassy knoll in one of the Warsaw’s...
Happy Birthday… Old Town!
“I have seen many cities destroyed, but nowhere have I been faced with such destruction.” So said a stunner General Eisenhower whilst touring the ruins of Warsaw at the end of the war. Even be their own horrifying benchmarks, the Nazis had done a sickeningly proficient job of flattening...
Rock On: A Jarocin Retrospective
Background Jarocin Festival was one of the biggest rock festivals in 1980s Europe and by far the biggest festival of alternative music in the Eastern Bloc. Regarded by some as the Polish Woodstock, some believe that the festival was designed by the government’s secret service to create a “safe...
Summer Sippin’: 9 Newbies For Summer!
Flaming Bistro Francuska 2 With its perfect white colors, the glass-fronted oblong form of this pearl of interwar modernism has an elegant sophistication to it that’s delicious on the eye. But it becomes even more so out the back. It’s here you’ll find a garden that’s been in-filled with...
The Ultimate Wisła Guide!
Glimpse… The Future Seen as a shiny, strange orb, find a time capsule sitting on the river’s boulevards until the end of this month. Scheduled to be opened in ten years’ time – and thereafter at 25-year intervals – possibly the bigger point of interest are the wacky historic...
Review: Gourmet by Café de la Poste
The French Connection Inspired by the French concept of “pour vivre heureux, vivons caches” (“if you want to live happily, live hidden), Café de la Poste first opened in 2013 in the quaint back corner of Stary Bielany. Launched by Tatiana Fremond and her late husband, it stripped away...
Keep It Surreal

Keep It Surreal

Features 3 July 2021 0

WI: Even people with next to no affinity with the arts love your work – what’s the secret? TB: Firstly, I’m really pleased to hear that! I’ve always wanted my paintings to work on two levels – first, for people to simply enjoy them. On that front, I think...

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