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RIP: Czarny Roman

RIP: Czarny Roman

Features 6 January 2018 0

Some called him The Prince of the Streets, others The Cosmic Wanderer. All, however, knew him best as Czarny Roman. So named for his penchant for immaculate black clothing, he was a common sight around Chmielna and Nowy Swiat, often seen stalking the surrounding grid of streets whilst shouting...
Whale Of A Time

Whale Of A Time

Insider News 10 December 2017 0

Warsaw residents woke on Friday morning to news that a 15-meter whale had been discovered washed up on the banks of the Wisla river. Secured by police tape, and guarded by a team of scientists clad in hazmat suits, the finding prompted a steady stream of gawkers throughout the...
Cinderella in Warsaw!
Announcing itself in a burst of splendid seasonal color, for the past two years the tiny ‘Gablotka’ gallery on Marszałkowska 41 has been cheering up Warsaw with its witty style. Found inside a small glass case once used by a local cobbler to display his work, it’s a surefire...
Nocny Market Returns!
Back after a well deserved winter snooze, the award-winning Nocny Market returns this weekend looking to capitalize further on its success last year. Set on the platform of a disintegrating train station, the smash hit of summer 2016 achieved the impossible in diverting people away from the permissive pleasures...
Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Features 10 March 2017 0

Declassified after decades of secrecy, the doors have now opened on Warsaw’s nuclear secret… BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT On the face of it, this has the feel of a normal, spring Sunday. Suburban Warsaw is hungover and quiet, so quiet that you can almost hear...
Monumental Efforts
A six-meter tall yellow, Styrofoam monument has caused a stir after being unveiled in October in the courtyard of the Academy of Fine Arts. Drawing parallels to the ‘Four Sleepers’ monument celebrating Polish-Soviet ‘brotherhood in arms’, the parody has been revealed to be the work of Kaisu Almonkari. However,...
Garden Of Light

Garden Of Light

Insider News 3 November 2016 0

With months of vile weather lying straight ahead, brighten up the Autumn and visit Wilanów’s Royal Garden of Light. Opened at the end of October, it’s illuminated by over 150,000 colored diodes, with this dreamlike installation riffing on surreal themes that leave everyone enchanted… Wilanów Palace Gardens ul. Stanislawa...
Night of the Living Dead
Tapping into your worst nightmares, Warsaw’s Horror House leaves thrillseekers in a spin… By ALEX WEBBER There is, I’ve read, a ‘science of fear’. “When our bodies are primed for danger,” explains Rachel Feltman in an article for the Washington Post, “we achieve a weird kind of high.” I guess...
Travel: Kiermusy

Travel: Kiermusy

Features 25 October 2016 0

BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Escaping from Kiermusy isn’t impossible, but it’s certainly quite tricky. The problem isn’t so much the grunting animals that occasionally incur onto the narrow road out, the problem, I’ve found, is myself. I don’t want to leave. Why would anyone? This...
Warsaw Beer Festival
Celebrating their fifth edition, the Warsaw Beer Festival will once again take place in the hallowed confines of Legia’s stadium. Drawing all from beer nerds to pissheads to curious first-timers, this well executed event will present the cream of the Polish brewing industry alongside international guests such as Brewdog...

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