Completely Bunkers

Completely Bunkers

Features 7 November 2013 0

All is not what it seems – in a slow corner of Wielkopolska, secret Cold War preparations for Armageddon have come to light after lying hidden and forgotten beneath a quiet suburban house… Text & Photos: Ed Wight For six decades it remained hidden, a secret known only to... Read more
A New Look at Wilanów Palace
Regardless of the youthish, yachtie feel of New Wilanów (Ralph Lauren, Porsche, job in finance sector: mandatory), the area will always be synonymous with one thing and one thing alone: its palace. Affirming that Wilanów has always been the haunt of choice for the rich and even richer is... Read more
The Big Move

The Big Move

Features 19 October 2013 0

In most countries moving house means ringing a removal firm to get your stuff from A to B. In Poland, however, it means, well, moving the house… Set amongst the monotonous grey blocks that make up the Żelazna Brama housing estate it’s easy to miss the Lubomirski Palace (ul.... Read more

old town two

Features 16 October 2013 0

Images of Old Town

Features 16 October 2013 0

Off the wall

Off the wall

Features 16 October 2013 0

Warsaw’s historic center is the city’s calling card, and bungling, bumbling tour groups are the dominant force. Can’t they look where they’re going, you’re sometimes moved to ask. In a word, the answer is no. And they’ve got a very good point, for it’s up above on the walls... Read more
The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Features 10 October 2013 0

Reduced to ashes and dust by the end of the war, the story of Warsaw’s Old Town could easily have been portrayed as one of tragedy. Instead, it is the reverse: the remarkable tale of an indomitable city that never gave up…  “I have seen many cities destroyed, but nowhere... Read more
Insider’s top 5 at MoMA
Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art doesn’t sound like the most promising way to spend an afternoon, yet it’s positively brilliant in its total peculiarities. And it’s free! See for yourself at Panska 3. Pan Guma by Pawel Althamer The swaying rubber form of Mr Guma – a deceased Praga... Read more
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Features 3 October 2013 0

Built less than 100 years ago as Poland’s first garden city, the very concept of Podkowa Leśna was seen as futuristic at the time. Today, hidden in a wooded valley, it represents a secret sanctuary from the big city bedlam… Set about 30 kilometers south west of Warsaw, the... Read more
The Legends of Old Town
Warsaw’s historic center is wrapped in legend and lore; from the wistful and sad to silly and absurd, we examine the best. The Mermaid Warsaw’s iconic mermaid (syrenka) has been displayed on the city’s coat of arms since 1390, and her story varies according to the source. The most... Read more