Revamp For PKiN
Conducted by the Kraków-based firm Renovatorium, work has begun on restoring the Palace of Culture’s observation deck back to its original, sparkling white look. Set to continue until mid-September, the project will include a thorough clean of the façade, the first time such has happened for over 40 years.... Read more
Hiss Off: Snake Alert
Police have warned the public about an escaped snake thought to measure up to six-meters long. The news first broke last week after the skin of an Indian Python was discovered in the south west of Warsaw close to the Wisła River. Originally, skeptics had declared the whole charade... Read more
Stones In Warsaw!
Over fifty years since they first played in Warsaw, the Rolling Stones returned to the capital to leave crowds stunned with an electrifying performance at the National Stadium. Marking the end of their No Filter tour, Mick Jagger took time to address the crowd in Polish and back dissenters... Read more
Call Of The Wild
A stork has landed a Polish charity in hot water after a SIM card inside a GPS tracker used to trace its migratory habits was removed and used to make a series of phone calls – in Africa. The tracker had been placed on the bird last year in... Read more
Container Park Planned
Plans for a mixed-use complex comprised of 272 cargo containers have been revealed by Jakub Szczęsny, an architect best known for designing the skinniest building in the world – the so-called Keret House found in the district of Mirów. Covering a 10,000 sq/m plot on Chmielna 75, his proposal... Read more
Polish Vodka Museum Opens!
The regeneration of Praga’s Koneser Factory took a significant step forward today with the official opening of the Polish Vodka Museum – allegedly the first museum of its kind anywhere in the world. Set inside a 19th century distillery that once kept both locals and occupying Russian troops supplied... Read more
Equality Parade 2018
Once more this summer, central Warsaw will grind to a standstill on June 9th as the Equality Parade snakes its way through the streets of the capital… First held in 2001, the Equality Parade has survived numerous political obstacles to grow into one of the largest annual parades held... Read more
On The Market
Work has begun on dismantling swathes of Bazar Różycki, a legendary marketplace once synonymous with black market dealings and shady gang wars. Originally founded in 1874 by pharmacist Julian Różycki, it’s since become entrenched in Praga folklore, playing a central part in the development of the local dialect, culture... Read more
Nocny Market Lives!
Foodies and trendistas had a collective seizure in April after organizers of the celebrated Nocny Market landed the bombshell that they would not be returning for a third stint this summer. Occupying the disintegrating platform of an abandoned train station, the street food market made its debut in 2016,... Read more
Building of the Year
Cult architectural website, Bryła, have announced the result of their annual Building of the Year poll, with Poznań’s Bałtyk tower scooping the coveted top spot. Designed by Dutch firm MVRDV, the 16-storey mixed-use skyscraper is comprised of several cascading terraces, with the structure’s sloping form changing with every angle.... Read more