VIDEO: The 59 black and white photographs were not taken by German photoreporters from a propaganda company but by a regular soldier, although which unit he served with and what specifically he was doing in Warsaw remains a mystery.
Warsaw’s delightful little ul. Samborska (Samborska Street) is 22 metres long, 2.7 metres wide and doesn’t have a single building registered on it. It was not until 2010, almost half a century after it disappeared from the map that its street status was restored and a plaque erected in its honour.
It was in April that I last wrote about Lublin, but penned as my column was during the lockdown, it was an ode based on memory rather than anything more recent.
Situated just a stone’s throw from Warsaw’s Royal Castle and Zygmunt Column, the extensive renovation of the now neglected late-baroque residences is hoped to restore more of Warsaw’s cultural heritage, 80 percent of which was wiped out during WWII.
Seen as an integral part of the historic centre, the signs used by traders and craftsmen to stand out from the competition constitute a collection of ornamental metalwork that is widely considered to be unique on such a scale in Poland.
The work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, the idea to put the bronze statue outside the Capuchin Monastery in the city’s Old Town, was reportedly hatched three years ago in recognition of the Order’s assistance to the homeless and people in need.
The modest size of Sandomierz makes it extremely digestible, and having ticked off the Rynek its natural to find yourself ambling to a castle which, after the correct amount of hallucinogens, could easily be mistaken for a miniature Wawel.
Whether it be lavish tented luxury, historic old towns, moody eccentric palaces, wild untamed forests or cool seaside vibes, Poland has them all.
The recent announcement by the district of Praga-Północ on the other side of the Vistula River, is a call for tenders for the creation of a visualisation of a modern cable car complex leading from Park Praski.
Bristling with security cameras and surrounded by a solid steel and marble fence with barbed wire, Sobieskiego 100 is just one of several buildings that is occupied by Russia following agreements signed between the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.