In Memoriam: Ryszard Kaja
Acknowledged as one of the most influential Polish artists of recent times, news in April of the premature death of Ryszard Kaja was met with widespread shock around the country. Born in Poznań in 1962 to parents Stefania, a painter, and Zbigniew, one of the founding fathers of Poland’s... Read more
Rolling In The Deep (End)
Work on one of the deepest swimming pools in the world is well underway in Mszczonów, a town set 50 kilometers south-west of Warsaw. Scheduled for completion this coming autumn, Deep Spot is set to reach depths of 45 meters, making it the deepest swimming pool in Europe. Containing 8,000... Read more
Palace Politics
A controversial plan to rebuild Saski Palace has hit headlines once more after opposing politicians moved to clarify their positions. With President Andrzej Duda confirming the government’s intention to rebuild the palace on the occasion of the centenary of Poland’s independence last year, Stanisław Karczewski, the Marshall of the... Read more
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Insider News 10 February 2019 0

Even in a city well accustomed to strange, striking and stimulating wall art, artist Bruno Althamer’s depiction of Kora has won blanket praise from all quarters. Painted as part of a nationwide action to commemorate the great women of Poland, the work has been positioned in such a way... Read more
Warsaw In Mourning
Warsaw authorities have announced three days of mourning beginning on Monday, January 15th following the murder of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz. Adamowicz, whose 20-year tenure as Mayor coincided with the city’s dynamic development, was a hugely popular figure and well-known for his liberal views. Donald Tusk, the acting President... Read more
Lit Up For Xmas

Lit Up For Xmas

Insider News 11 December 2018 0

And they’re on! This weekend marked the magic moment that the streets of Warsaw turned sparkly for Christmas, with approximately 4.5 million energy efficient, eco-friendly LED bulbs illuminating the town, along with 1,300 decorative elements that include light curtains, overhangs, icicles and free-standing decorations. Costing the city zł. 6.5... Read more
Prudential Reopens
Warsaw’s landmark Prudential tower reopened at the start week, fifteen years after closing its doors to the public. Measuring 66-meters in height, the skyscraper was Poland’s tallest pre-war structure, and the second highest in Europe. Originally built to house Prudential’s Warsaw offices, as well as lavish apartments on the... Read more
WSJ Names Warsaw A Must Visit
Warsaw has been named as one of ‘the ten most intriguing travel destinations of 2019’ by the Wall Street Journal, with the publication citing the Polish capital’s cultural and culinary renaissance as prime reasons to visit. Both the Polin Museum of the History of Polish and the newly reopened... Read more
Piłsudski Returns!
A pre-war sculpture of Poland’s de-facto inter-war leader, Józef Piłsudski, has gone on show at Warsaw’s Kordegarda Gallery after being found festering and forgotten in the basement of the National Museum. Designed by the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, it was to serve as a prototype for a 25-meter tall... Read more
Songs Of Praise

Songs Of Praise

Insider News 25 October 2018 0

Having already sung the Polish national anthem with 20 expats and the former mayor, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Indian expat Razvi Hussaini plans to go a step further this year by raising 100 foreigners to sing the nation’s song alongside a select band of Polish VIPs. Slated to take place on... Read more