Not Lovin’ It

Not Lovin’ It

Insider News 1 February 2019 0

Urban conservationists and architecture buffs have reacted with horror following the news that one of Warsaw’s classic examples of post-modernist architecture is set to be revived by McDonald’s. Opened in 1966 as part of the ‘Eastern Wall’ development, the Cepelia pavilion housed the flagship store of the Cepelia folk... Read more
Glow All The Way

Glow All The Way

Features 12 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s love of neon shows no sign of abating with three more landmark signs added within months of each other… CeDeT Designed and produced in East Germany as ‘an expression of gratitude’ after the Germans were given use of the first floor to sell their consumer goods, the original... Read more
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
One Of A Kind: Europejski
Re-energized following a magnificent six-year refit, the Europejski Hotel reopened in June to widespread acclaim… Immediately installed as Poland’s most distinguished hotel, the June launch of the Raffles Europejski Warsaw was the culmination of a meticulous renovation that saw no expense spared. But so much more than just another... Read more
Sto Lat Maluch!

Sto Lat Maluch!

Features 12 June 2018 0

June 6th marked the 45th anniversary of the Fiat 126p. Nicknamed Maluch (‘the little one’), the diminutive rear-engine car has since acquired cult status both at home and abroad… and even Hollywood. The Maluch was introduced to Poland as part of Edward Gierek’s plan to ‘motorize’ the nation. Prior... Read more
On A Pedestal: Nike
Resilient, courageous, combative and triumphant, the figure of Nike is all these and more. Standing at the intersection of Nowy Przejazd and Solidarności, the Greek Goddess of Victory (you didn’t think we were referring to the sneaker firm, did you?), is also arguably the city’s most misunderstood monument. Certainly,... Read more
Stones Return?

Stones Return?

Insider News 29 December 2017 0

The Rolling Stones are set to make a sensational return to Warsaw over fifty years since they last played in the Polish capital. With the arena in Chorzow already booked to host Guns’n’Roses this coming summer, speculation has mounted that the Stones will choose instead to perform at the... Read more
Night of Museums – Praga
Though Praga isn’t necessarily known for its museums, the few that is has have achieved a cult status. In addition, numerous indy galleries and theaters will be welcoming visitors ensuring that even this gritty district will be alive on the night. Museum of Life Under Communism Despite its small... Read more
Milk Bar Saved!
A legendary Muranów milk bar has been saved from the scrapheap following the intervention of Kamil Hagemajer. Opened in the 1950’s, Bar Gdański has operated on Andersa 33 since the very creation of this showpiece Socialist Realist housing estate. Recent years have seen Gdański’s fortunes decline with this Warsaw... Read more
The Beast-ern Wall

The Beast-ern Wall

Features 11 March 2017 0

Once a symbol of a Brave New World, the Ściana Wschodnia (Eastern Wall) running down Marszałkowska is more than just a 60s throwback… BY ALEX WEBBER Although the war left much of Marszałkowska mangled and mauled, it is a misconception to think that the buildings of old were beyond... Read more