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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...
Historic Łazienki Stables To Reopen!
Built between 1825 and 1826, they were constructed to a horseshoe-shaped design authored by Jakub Kubicki, an architect that began his career during the reign of King Stanisław August. Accommodating 48 horses and eight horse-drawn carriages, the building survived WWII without much damage and will now house an exhibition...
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...
Cost of Saski Palace Rebuild Revealed!
As it stands, the government has forecast that the reconstruction will cost around PLN 2.45 billion. Moreover, it was announced that members of the supervisory committee could expect to earn up to PLN 28,000 per month. The figures dwarf the costs of other projects such as the ongoing construction...
Legendary Atelier Handed To The City
Selected in 1949 as the result of a competitive process, Tchorek’s stone plaques found themselves erected in the years that followed with the final one being installed as recently as the mid-1980s. A familiar sight around the city, around 200 were produced to mark the sites of Nazi street...
The Friday Feeling: Śródmieście Południowe
The Big Buzz If ever a street was dying to be pedestrianized then it’s definitely Poznańska. In summer, find an international crowd of partying professionals spilling out of bars like Beirut and Kraken to give the area a real street party vibe. The recent addition of VHS, an 80s-themed...
Review: Flaming Bistro
Back Story Something of a modernist pearl, the Łepkowskich Villa was completed in 1935 according to a swish design coined by Lucjan Korngold and Piotr Maria Lubiński. Commissioning it was Józef Łepkowski, a car dealer specializing in the import of American automobiles such as the Chevrolet. Commandeered by Polish...

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