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Blast To The Past!

Blast To The Past!

Features 24 April 2020 0

Fusing high-tech with extensive historical research, an archaeologist has brought the ancient settlement of Bródno back to life… Challenge a local to describe Bródno, and it’s likely that even the most patriotic resident would mumble “grey”. Noted largely for its gloomy tower blocks and anonymous estates, not many would...
Remembering The Ghetto Uprising
With the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising set to fall this Sunday the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews have revealed plans allowing the public to commemorate the date despite the country’s ongoing lockdown. Since 2013 the Muranów-based museum has relied on a small army...
Not All Heroes Wear Capes!
A striking new mural has been unveiled on Tamka paying tribute to the unrelenting work of health workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Complete with the slogan “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”, the mural, found on Tamka 37, features members of the public together with Superman looking on admiringly at...
Covid-19 Hits Warsaw
With Poland’s first case of Covid-19 confirmed on March 4th, it didn’t take long for the virus to spread across the nation. For their part, the government moved fast to outlaw mass gatherings, close schools and shut borders. Bafflingly, the response of the church was more muddied with some...
Powiśle Hits Guardian’s Cool List
Tucked between the Wisła and the city center, Powiśle’s resurgence was seemingly rubber stamped earlier in February when the district found itself listed sixth in The Guardian’s Top Ten rundown of “Europe’s Coolest Neighborhoods”. Praised for its carnival-like summer scene, the riverfront boulevards were highlighted as one of its...
’44 Remembered
Set to be a deeply emotive occasion, the city prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising… Criticized as a bourgeois rebellion fomented by the capitalist West, for decades the 1944 Warsaw Uprising was consigned to footnote status by the Communist government. The years since the political...
Polonia Redevelopment Announced
The topsy-turvy world of Polonia Warszawa football club has taken a turn for the better after a winning design for their stadium’s redevelopment was announced earlier in the week. The result of a seven-month process, a 13-person jury chose a design submitted by JSK Architekci ahead of 16 other...
Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,...
Best Of Warsaw!
Warsaw’s top restaurateurs and chefs converged on the new Syreni Śpiew on Thursday evening (April 4th) for the 15th annual edition of the Warsaw Insider’s prestigious Best of Warsaw food and drinks awards. Last year’s big winner, Bez Gwiazdek, was once again prominent with four nominations in the Insider’s...
The Party Is Pooped?
Locals are up in arms after news was leaked of a proposal to severely clamp down on the bars and clubs that have come to define Warsaw’s waterfront scene. In response to concerns about litter and noise pollution, City Hall are rumored to have laid out plans that will...

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