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Neighborhood Snoop: Wilanów
Head south this December for Warsaw’s top winter attraction, and while you’re there, well… why not explore a little… Composed of 150,000 lights, the Labyrinth of Light is a spectacular Alice In Wonderland-themed installation that has crowds weaving through a maze of illuminated oddities that number a white rabbit...
Past, Present, Future…
Warsaw’s sensational Polin Museum has already made an international impact since opening in October. The Insider finds out more about its story… (Text: Paula Rewald | Photos: Ed Wight) Stunning, transformative, enlightening, entertaining – Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which formally opened its permanent exhibition in...
Gifts For Kids

Gifts For Kids

Features 10 December 2014 0

Smyk and Toys “R” Us are unavoidable with an 8-year-old to please, but an interactive monster called Xeno will not be stuffing her stocking! I still believe a thoughtful gift is sourced locally and that the last minute dash and panic buying session is all part of that Christmas...
Free time for free art
Art doesn’t mean shuffling around in silence and stillness. We reveal three places that encourage interaction… Museum of Modern Art (artmuseum.pl/en/muzeum) Whilst city planners bicker over this 1970’s glass fronted building’s listed status, I recommend taking the family to what was previously a furniture shop and getting acquainted with...
A River Runs Through It
The Wisła isn’t just an ugly brown thing that splits Warsaw in half: head down it and you’ll find it flanked with secrets both open and hidden. (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight)  “Stop! Stop right now!!” I’m usually quite reserved when sat in the passenger seat, but...
You Auto Know

You Auto Know

Features 12 June 2014 0

We’ve seen them, joked about them, and possibly been hit by them. But what’s the story behind the vintage cars of Poland? Even in modern, gleaming Warsaw, you’ll still find the relics of Soviet motoring puttering around, performing improbable maneuvers as they cut in and out of traffic. Yet...
Blast to the Past
Extraordinary in its eccentricity, the Museum of Technology is something of a misnomer. Surely it should be the Museum of Anomalies? After all, where else would you find such diverse attractions as communist Poland’s first sports car, the Syrena Sport (“It was banned by the government,” laments our guide,...
On the Rails – Warsaw’s Railway Museum
As the Night of Museums approaches, we uncover some of Warsaw’s lesser known cultural treasures… To some, trains are just a convenient way of getting from A to B. To others, they are the source of an obsession regarded by others as a deviant predilection. But the Railway Museum...
Museum of Modern Art
Witty and provocative in equal measure, Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art continues to challenge boundaries with its latest exhibition: In the Near Future. The current exhibition ‘focuses on the changes in culture arising from emancipating discourses on equality, which blur the traditional borders and hierarchies.’ Viewed in less analytical...
A New Look at Wilanów Palace
Regardless of the youthish, yachtie feel of New Wilanów (Ralph Lauren, Porsche, job in finance sector: mandatory), the area will always be synonymous with one thing and one thing alone: its palace. Affirming that Wilanów has always been the haunt of choice for the rich and even richer is...

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