Exploring the hidden delights of Warsaw’s forgotten suburb, Webber’s World says: “Charismatic in the extreme, Bemowo is a Warsaw that is rarely seen – and if I’m honest, were it not for the bears, I doubt I would have seen it myself.”
As the curtain falls on 2022, TFN’s Alex Webber takes a personal look back at his travel highlights of the year…
With its roofs dusted with snow, there’s few finer sights than the Rynek in December. Yet even outside of these months it’s a place to cherish and hold to your heart.
Webber's World: In one of Warsaw’s fringe districts to the city’s far east, plastered on the side of a municipal building I found a mural depicting a bi-plane swooshing over a cavalry unit beneath….
WEBBER’S WORLD: Remembered to this day as one of the World Cup’s most iconic games, the semi-final match against West Germany was dubbed ‘the water battle of Frankfurt’ after a torrential downpour had left the pitch in a quagmire.
Following the recent opening of the EU’s tallest building in the Polish capital, Webber’s World takes a look atthe wider impact British architects have had on the country’s primary city.
This weekend signals one of Wrocław’s stranger anniversaries - the construction in 1948 of a 106-metre tall spire which was promoted as a victory of Polish technology and a symbol of Polish Wrocław. But then it was hit by lightning…
From discos to bat sanctuaries and art galleries, old bomb shelters have seen a renaissance across Poland.
Although Warsaw has done more than most to commemorate Poland’s greatest women, with only one statue in Poznań and a scattering of others across the country, Webber finds women often railroaded to become little more than composite representations of ideals or movements. With additional research by Lidia Ławecka.
While not recommend for honeymoon purposes (unless, maybe, you’re looking for a quick divorce), this is a city that is not short on points of interest.
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