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.
The renaissance pearl that is the Old Town remains as striking and fresh as the day it was finished: a place of colonnaded passageways and shaded, leafy courtyards, it all leads to a mesmerizing square that stops you in your tracks.
Generously filled with dramatic archways, lavish churches, semi-secret corners and revamped tenements, it’s enough to just wander without aim and let the hours slip away.
VIDEO: Surfacing courtesy of a mystery benefactor, the pictures first taken in the 19th century by Konrad Brandel, a prolific photographer, camera maker and inventor, have now been made public by the Warsaw Rising Museum.
In addition to being able to play the trumpet and pass a fitness test, the ad for a new bugle player to perform the hourly anthem from the top of St. Mary’s Basilica in the heart of the city’s Old Town says candidates must have a clean criminal record.
Coinciding with the launch of PKP’s 2021 timetable, TFN takes a whistle stop look at the four big cities that will comprise the foundations of their offer in the year ahead.
Notoriously unlucky in love, TFN explores the lonely life of Anna Jagiellon, the last of the great Jagiellonian dynasty.
From actors and politicians to tourists and locals, 79-year-old Maria Lipka has been the go-to person for hats since the 1960s. So when shoppers heard of her plight, they returned in their droves.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
VIDEO: Featuring contributions from over 75 artists, in just 1:11 minutes the film viewers on a journey through Poland, from cities buzzing with life to the peacefulness of the countryside.