The building at 126 Chmielna Street is not only a rare reminder of what central Warsaw looked like before the war, but also bears the scars of the city’s 20th century history.
As world marks International Monuments Day, TFN looks at some of Poland’s finest.
Standing 23 metres high, the monument will be a type of obelisk known as a gnomon, the part of the sundial that casts the shadow and the top of the monument will bear the date “1920”.
Fearing that the monument of King Jan III Sobieski leading hussars into battle during the Siege of Vienna may be perceived as anti-Turkish, Vienna mayor Michael Ludwig said that it was not an appropriate time to erect military monuments – despite a long-term plan to have it on the capital’s Kahlenberg hill.
Cities are living, breathing places, with their architecture bearing witness to some of the most dramatic moments in history. With over 80 places of historic value now being added to the register, TFN takes a look at some of the new entries and the stories behind them.
It may have survived fire and Nazi bombs but the Baryczkowski Crucifix is in dire need of a bit of tender loving care.
Planned to be the tallest statue ever built in Poland, following the outbreak of WWII it remained hidden in a museum basement, until now.
A monument to Polish pilots fighting in the invasion of Normandy will be unveiled on June 9, 2019, in the French town of Plumetot, 75 years after the establishment of the WWII West Front, city mayor Jean-Pierre Tarlet told PAP.
Polish rowing champ Dariusz Popiela sets up project to help raise funds for monument.
A monument honouring Polish independence underground activists murdered by Soviet NKVD and SMERSH troops in northeastern Poland in July 1945 was unveiled in Suwałki on Sunday.