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A Royal Surprise: Prince William In Warsaw
Having first flown to Rzeszów to meet British and Polish troops, Prince William’s two-day trip to Poland has culminated with a meeting with Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary in Warsaw. Accompanied by Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, the heir to the throne visited a refugee centre on Wołoska. “It was a very... Read more
Lost Warsaw: General Berling
Nearly four-years after it was destroyed by vandals, a controversial statue of General Zygmunt Berling has been rediscovered lying in pieces in a stretch of Grochów parkland. Originally sculpted in 1985 by Kazimierz Danilewicz, the three-metre monument was produced from white Russian marble and placed on an equally tall... Read more
Green Light For Linear Park!
Stretching out for nearly two-kilometres, it’s been confirmed that a stunning linear park will be created to stretch down the southern district of Ursynów. Covering a total footprint of approximately ten hectares, the park will see 1,000 trees planted and over 100,000 shrubs, vines and perennials. Of its other... Read more
PLN 1.2 Billion For History Museum!
Having soared nearly PLN 500 million over its originally predicted budget of PLN 750 million, the EU has approved a direct grant of PLN 1.2 billion to cover the design and construction of the Museum of Polish History. Announcing the move on Tuesday, an EU statement also revealed the... Read more
New Linear Park For Ursynów
Stretching out for nearly two-kilometres, a stunning linear park is set to be created in the southern district of Ursynów. Covering a total footprint of approximately ten hectares, the park will see 1,000 trees planted and over 100,000 shrubs, vines and perennials. Of its other features, a promenade running... Read more
Fury At Hong Kong Development
Nicknamed Hong Kong on account of its densely packed apartments and outsized dimensions, a controversial residential complex has found itself at the center of a legal storm after a move by City Hall to outlaw ‘pathological’ developments… The work of JW Construction (a.k.a. JW Destruction to many on account... Read more
Green Revolution: Palace of Culture
Five bids ranging from between PLN 61.2 million to PLN 73.3 million have been submitted as part of a competitive tender process that will decide which contractor redevelops Pl. Defilad. Once a winner is decided, the chosen firm will then have 60 weeks to execute the redesign as previously... Read more
Donut Day: What, Where When!
We’ve got that Thursday feeling! Falling this year on February 16th, there can be few days in Poland more deeply cherished than Tłusty Czwartek… Rooted in Poland’s devoutly religious psyche, historically-speaking the last Thursday before the Lent holiday was traditionally a day on which worshippers would feast on goodies... Read more
Art Nouveau Pearl Restored
A historic tenement house in the heart of Warsaw has been restored to its prime following a painstaking renovation conducted by the city. Formally known as Kamienica Maksymiliana Harczyka, it was designed by Dawid Lange, a Łódź-born architect who achieved longstanding fame for authoring – among others – the... Read more
Warsaw: Best European Destination!
Warsaw has been voted Europe’s top city following a poll conducted by European Best Destinations.   Drawing over half a million votes in all, the vote saw 20 cities battle it out for the title of Europe’s top city. Cited, in particular, for ‘culture’, ‘Instagrammers’, ‘lovers’, families’, ‘shopping’, ‘safety’,... Read more