Operating for nearly four decades and now run by the fourth generation of the same family of bakers, Manufaktura Wypieków Pozorek in Warsaw’s Praga Północ district recently announced its future was under threat from rising business costs.
Covered in broken crockery, the quarter of a kilometer face of the now defunct Żerań car factory in the capital’s Praga district is being hailed as ‘a memento of engineering solutions’.
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.
This was where angels feared to tread. But changes have been meteoric. If Praga was once a byword for abandonment and decay, today it has become a calling card for the very concept of urban regeneration.
Rated as one of the city’s most Instragrammable attractions, it has earned a reputation as a favourite shooting spot for Just Married couples and filmmakers – among its numerous media appearances, the cast-ironstairs have played a starring role in the Tarantino-influenced thriller Diversion End and The Man With The Magic Box, a Polish Academy Award winner about a time travelling janitor.
Once an area infamous for shifty people doing shady business in a scary way the Praga district is demonstrating that a leopard can lose its spots.
The 1,850-seat building will be the centre point of a project designed to bring new life to a less fashionable district of the capital.
Now onto his second series, Jimi Ogden tell his story of how he went from English teacher to DIY television star in Poland.
In her book, Teoria Wyzwolenia (Theory of Liberation), Anna Straszyńska maps out in detail all the key addresses in Praga where the NKVD set up its interrogation and arrest centres, where prisoners were executed and even where the perpetrators lived.
It may sound like some pseudo-hipster movement, but it most certainly is not. A beacon for fans marginalized from the hype and neo-conservatism of mainstream football, Zły have become a thundering force for good.
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