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The Warsaw Playlist

The Warsaw Playlist

Features 5 October 2016 0

Numerous bands and musicians – both domestic and foreign – have been sufficiently moved by Warsaw to feature it in their works… Sen o Warszawie Czesław Niemen A classic 60s anthem from the pen of ‘the Polish Bob Dylan’, this epic ode to Warsaw is steeped in sentimentality. Lustily...
The Warsaw Reading List
Where once English-language sections of bookstores were dominated by ‘the war’, today an increasingly diverse range of titles do their bit to expose the different faces of the Polish capital. Polish Pills Fanny Vaucher Accompanied by the author’s own witty illustrations, Polish Pills views Warsaw through the eyes of...
Nocny Market: Last Chance
Dubbed the sensation of the summer, this weekend marks your last opportunity to visit the city’s Nocny Market. Announcing itself in a blaze of buzz and color, the market achieved the impossible this summer by proving there is life beyond the banks of the Wisła. Set on and around...
Restaurants: Warsaw In Brief
The Top Table That they own the only Michelin stars in Poland says much about both Senses and Atelier Amaro (pictured below): moments of pure theater are matched by cooking of such inspiration it often distorts into fantasy. L’enfant Terrible enjoy a similarly adventurous reputation though a far less...
Sightseeing: Warsaw In Brief
Pre-War The Old Town, rebuilt from scratch after the Germans famously visited as more than just tourists, is the first stop for all. For a taste of Poland’s Imperial Age, then Łazienki Park is a magical flashback. Gritty reality awaits wandering the pre-war streets of Old Praga, while for...
Images of the PRL

Images of the PRL

Features 31 August 2016 0

Not for the first time, DSH, one of capital’s finest cultural institutions, has joined forces with the illustrious Forum photographic agency to release a book that showcases the city in a completely new light. A celebration of the work of Zbyszko Siemaszko, this concise little album is a compelling...
The Filling Station: Warsaw’s Night Market
An abandoned train station proves to be the surprising location for Warsaw’s edgiest food market… Not long back Warsaw’s train stations weren’t for the fainthearted. Serving as an assembly point for madmen, muggers and propositioning perverts, visiting them at night wasn’t so much an adrenaline rush as it was...
Kos

Kos

Going Out 30 July 2016 0

When I think of Chmielna it’s always as Chmielna A and Chmielna B. The former is the wide pedestrian street most people are familiar with; the latter, the strip that runs behind it. In terms of contrast, the difference between the two couldn’t be more pronounced. Whereas Chmielna A...
The Pearl Of Praga
Ząbkowska is more than just another street: it’s Praga’s spiritual gateway, a place where ‘things happen’. Its credentials attesting to this are numerous, though none stand up to scrutiny better than Otwarta Ząbkowska, a festival that seeks to encourage the ‘creative exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration’. Now in...
Northern Highlights
Costing approximately zł. 160 million, the Bulwary Karskiego development has transformed a northern stretch of the Wisła since launching at the tail end of last summer. Although dogged by construction problems, and delivered well behind schedule, it’s proving worth the wait. BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Loch...

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