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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...
Culture Shock: Museums & Galleries Reopen!
Yet even those that remain closed have responded to the Covid-19 crisis by upping their digital offer to present a panoply of oral histories, virtual walks, online collections, live discussions and educational classes. Join us to find out what awaits the culturally inclined. Car Museum (Otrębusy) Facebook Home to...
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...
Polska Britannica

Polska Britannica

Features 23 April 2020 0

Born in 1954 in a Nissen hut inside a Polish Resettlement Camp, Czesław Siegieda’s early upbringing in Britain was by no means unusual. Thrust into an alien world, his parents, Mieczysław, who had seen combat at Monte Cassino, and Helena, a survivor of Stalin’s Siberian camps, eventually moved to...
1943: A Rising Remembered
Though amounting to approximately a third of the capital’s pre-war population, the Nazi occupation saw the capital’s Jews confined within an area covering a paltry 2.5% of the town. Considered the largest and most significant Ghetto in the Third Reich, it was subsequently sealed off in November, 1941. “We...
Weekend Break: Korzkiew

Weekend Break: Korzkiew

Blog 29 November 2019 0

Ravishing as Kraków is, doesn’t it make a pleasant change to escape the pissed-up stags and earnest novelists in-the-making. And this, you can easily do for just fifteen kilometers north stands Zamek Korzkiew. Forming part of the Eagle’s Nest trail of medieval castles, this 14th century fortification caps a...
Warsaw’s Great Synagogue Returns
Seventy-six years after it was first demolished by the Nazis, Warsaw’s Great Synagogue has risen anew – only this time, in miniature form. Unveiled in early August, the 1:25 scale model is the latest addition to the stunning Park Miniatur, and quite possibly the feather in its cap. With...
’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...
Warsaw Uprising: 1944
August 1st marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, a battle that would come to define the spirit and soul of the Polish capital… THE BACK STORY Viewed as a melting pot of decadence, a hotbed of dissent, a cradle of European Jewry and a symbol of Polish...
Piłsudski Returns!
A pre-war sculpture of Poland’s de-facto inter-war leader, Józef Piłsudski, has gone on show at Warsaw’s Kordegarda Gallery after being found festering and forgotten in the basement of the National Museum. Designed by the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, it was to serve as a prototype for a 25-meter tall...

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