Born from the Industrial Revolution, Wola’s past is reflected via the old workers’ tenements and factories that fill the area. The last few years, however, have seen an aggressive bout of development that has seen its eastern and southern fringes returned to life thanks to fancy residential compounds and a fleet of new skyscrapers. With many found snuck down dusty streets of derelict housing, it’s here that the contrasts of modern Warsaw are at their most powerful.

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Neighbourhoods: Wola

Neighbourhoods: Muranow