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A New Benchmark In PRL Design
First submitted as part of 2017’s civic budget, the idea was coined by Olga Gastecka who sought to enhance the area’s public space by adding city furniture that would provide “a place of rest for thousands of rushing people.” To do so, it was decided to follow the aesthetics...
Seize The… Deyna

Seize The… Deyna

Features 2 September 2020 0

Long before Robert Lewandowski and the era of megabucks modern football, one player dominated the Polish game to an extent that resounds to this day. Regarded as the nation’s first ever global celebrity sportsman, Kazimierz Deyna ranked alongside the best and in the process orchestrated the nation’s rise to...
Review: The Botanist
If the lockdown was something of a death sentence for the restaurant scene, it’s telling that the few places that are opening are serving the cuisine people want: and in this city’s case, then yes, that means vegan. The Botanist, though, is something a little more. Okay, so we’re...
Public Art: Battle of Warsaw 1920
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and KGHM Polska Miedź SA, the giant mural celebrates Poland’s momentous triumph over the Bolsheviks, a victory that historians credit with saving Western Europe from being swept away under communism. “It is worth emphasizing that the victory in the...
The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy

Features 21 July 2020 0

Sixty-five years old today, we dredge through the archives to present the Insider’s quintessential piece about the Palace of Culture and Science… BY JAY MARTIN The inclusion of the Palace of Culture & Science on Warsaw’s official heritage list in 2007 provoked general outrage. A protest letter signed by...
Nocny Market: Back From The Brink!
For the best surprise of what’s been a bit of a rotten summer, see the reopening of Nocny Market: months after Warsaw bade a tearful final farewell to this nocturnal institution, along came the news that, well, they hadn’t died yet. For newbies, then the story is thus: debuting...
Review: Zkurczybyk
On A Wing & A Prayer As if delivered from the heavens, the wingmen of Warsaw have a new house of worship… Described by The Guardian as “God’s greatest gift to the planet”, the Buffalo wing (so named after the city, not the horned beast), has finally flapped its...
Warsaw’s Food Halls & Happenings
The easing of covid restrictions has been marked by the reactivation of Warsaw’s food halls – following a ‘safety first’ approach by stringently following the requisite hygiene measures, distancing rules and safety guidelines, it is in these food and drink hubs you’ll find the spirit of modern Warsaw! Elektrownia...
A Baker’s Dozen!
  In a city now bristling with independent bakeries, we pick out twelve of our faves both big and small. Aromat Various locations, facebook “Good bread needs good flour,” says Mathieu, one half of the mother / son duo that founded Aromat back in 2014. Sourcing theirs from a...
Trading Places: Warsaw’s Moving Landmarks
Status: In Transit Originally located on ul. E. Plater 51, Emilia was unveiled in 1969 (and only after an original section of the roof crashed down during the construction phase), but officially opened on January 15th, 1970. Cited as one of the outstanding examples of post-war modernism in the...

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