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Old January 9th, 2012, 02:38 PM   #601
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these are all reconstructions. not all historic buildings were rebuilt with such painstaking attention to detail for lack of funds and ideological reasons, but most of the most important ones were. These interiors are not accessible to the public usually, except for such buildings as the royal castle. the interiors give you an idea of how much effort was put into accurate and comprehensive reconstruction....truly amazing. from what I understand there is an "open doors warsaw" event annually where people can get access to these splendid interiors.

if I get any info on Warsaw Open Doors, I will post on this site. Cheers.
Please do so! I would love to see them.
I have found some pictures of the classical interiors of the Tyszkiewicz and Pac palaces, but no recent picture of the moorish and neogothic decorations in the Pac palace came up.
I'm still surprised - and somewhat suspicious - that such an unusual thing in Warsaw, a city where most neo-styles were deemed worthless in the late 40s, does not get more exposure on the internet.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #602
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Spectacular Historic Find in Warsaw

Conservators have uncovered 17th century polichromies dating from the reign of King Jan Casimir Waza in the Res Sacra Miser chapel of St. Anne's Church, one of the few places of worship in central Warsaw that escaped complete destruction during WWII. The chapel is an important example of baroque architecture but also has historic significance as the remains of King Jan Casimir's daughter Maria Anne Theresa lay in a glass coffin in the church's crypt. Up until these finds were uncovered it was believed that the vault of this chapel collapsed during bombing; however, it appears that these findings confirm otherwise.

The restoration of the chapel polichromies may begin this year if funding is obtained.







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Niezwykłe znalezisko pod tynkiem. Ma trzysta lat

Rewelacyjne odkrycie w kaplicy Res Sacra Miser przy Krakowskim Przedmieściu: spod skutych tynków wyjrzały XVII-wieczne malowidła.
- Proszę spojrzeć: tu widać namalowane kolumny, a tam wysoko wyciśnięte w mokrym tynku rysunki głowic oraz korony. Konserwatorzy znaleźli na nich resztki złota. Badania prowadzone teraz w Akademii Sztuk Pięknych wykażą, czy było to złoto płatkowe, czy może ślady farby - objaśnia Agnieszka Miler-Kasprzak z biura Stołecznego Konserwatora Zabytków.

To ten urząd sfinansował prace badawcze w kaplicy, nad którą opiekę od ubiegłego roku sprawuje duszpasterstwo akademickie przy kościele św. Anny. - Czasu było mało, bo pieniądze otrzymaliśmy pod koniec roku. Natychmiast zmontowaliśmy ekipę badawczą z ASP - mówi ks. Jacek Siekierski, rektor kościoła św. Anny.

Konserwatorzy zdjęli wierzchnie warstwy tynku i farby, a spod nich wyjrzały fragmenty wielobarwnych malowideł. - To niezwykłe odkrycie, odmieniające naszą wiedzę na temat kaplicy. Oznacza to, że w czasie ostatniej wojny sklepienie zwalone było tylko w niewielkim stopniu. Tymczasem dotąd źródła podawały, że odbudowano je w całości - podkreśla Agnieszka Kasprzak-Miler.

Większą wagę ma jednak odkrycie XVII-wiecznych malowideł. W Warszawie zachowały się jedynie w kilku miejscach i pochodzą z czasów Jana III Sobieskiego. Te odsłonięte przy Krakowskim Przedmieściu są wcześniejsze - powstały jeszcze za panowania ostatniego z Wazów - Jana Kazimierza.

Wystarczy spojrzeć na niewielkie fragmenty odkrywek, by zrozumieć wartość malowideł sprzed blisko trzech i pół stulecia. W czasach Wazów Krakowskie Przedmieście stanowiło rodzaj barokowego forum królewskiego. Wymalowane wnętrze kaplicy - obok Zamku Królewskiego, kościołów, pomnika króla Zygmunta III Wazy - okazuje się być kolejnym elementem tej przestrzennej składanki z połowy XVII w. I to jednoznacznie związanej z fundacjami królewskimi. A to dlatego, że w podziemnej krypcie spoczywa trumna ze szczątkami Marii Anny Teresy, kilkuletniej córki Jana Kazimierza i królowej Ludwiki Marii. Zmarła w 1651 r. i początkowo pochowano ją w szklanej trumience w kościele Karmelitanek Bosych na dzisiejszym placu Piłsudskiego. Zniszczono go jednak w czasie potopu szwedzkiego. Karmelitanki odbudowały go w latach 1663-68, jednak w innym miejscu. Zaadaptowały fragment pałacu zniszczonego w czasie odbijania Warszawy, należącego do poplecznika Szwedów Hieronima Radziejowskiego. Zabrały tam też trumnę królewny. Na początku XIX w. zabudowania klasztorne i kaplicę przejęło Towarzystwo Dobroczynności. Trumna z królewną nadal spoczywa w podziemnej krypcie. Teraz ks. Jacek Siekierski zamierza wpuścić do wnętrza sondę, by zobaczyć wnętrze krypty - pochowano w niej jeszcze 116 innych osób.

O wiele większym przedsięwzięciem jest odsłonięcie XVII-wiecznych malowideł i ich rekonstrukcja. - Marzy mi się odtworzenie świetności tego wnętrza z czasów Wazów - mówi ks. Siekierski.

- Jeśli ratusz przyzna w tym roku środki na renowację malowideł, Warszawa odzyska wspaniały zabytek - podkreśla Agnieszka Kasprzak-Miler.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #603
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Great find!
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:41 AM   #604
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recent restorations in the a winter's twilight:







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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:06 AM   #605
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Just love this photo by filoss of the reconstructed Piwna Street, where before the war there were numerous breweries. The reconstructions all sit on original basements in most cases and in many cases original facades were preserved but sadly no interiors survived. The cobblestone streets are original

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Old January 21st, 2012, 01:16 AM   #606
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Wonderful, just very nice
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Old January 21st, 2012, 09:34 PM   #607
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^ my fave street in the old town
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Old January 30th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #608
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I wonder if that beautiful street is Marshal Street, reputedly one of Europe's most beautiful boulevades, almost totally destroyed in WW2 and very regrettably not rebuilt - wish they could have a plan to rebuild this street in the future, it would certainly be a major attraction for Warsaw again.
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it is quite sad cameronpaul...unfortunately, this street was widened and all the buildings on the west side were demolished. still, a lot can be done to improve it and it really is quite grand in a socialist realist way now be sure to check out the virtual pre-war film at the Warsaw Uprising Museum, I've not seen it yet.
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The destruction and reconstruction of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

Amazing Video that shows the destruction and painstaking reconstruction of the castle, part of a new permanent exhibition in the castle basements

http://warszawa.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1...90_sekund.html


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Pre-war



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Announcement that castle is to be rebuilt



Just before reconstruction - 1970



During reconstruction







Canaletto Room during reconstruction





New exhibition on the reconstruction of the castle in the original basements of the castle





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Old February 3rd, 2012, 08:14 PM   #611
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Excellent thread, I didn't know it existed Pre-war Warsaw looked stunning. I wonder if it ever regains its lost charm..
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Thanks for visiting. I think it will regain its former charm, but in a different form. What's lost is largely lost, about 35-40% has survived to some extent (might be generous). I'm impressed more with the new construction, the higher densities and new cultural institutions. Cheers
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Another photo of remnants of the Castle:
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apparently the walls that were left standing were documented, inventoried, dismantled and stored in warehouses along with hundreds of thousands of fragments that were later reincorporated into the rebuilt castle.

recently decorative fragments of the castle (door and window frames, decorations, columns) were found in the mucky bottom of the Vistula - these fell of the boats used by Swedes who pillaged the city in the 1600's.











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Warsaw 1935 - trailer of 3D movie about pre-war Warsaw:

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thanks for your post let know the history of poland.
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Excellent thread, I didn't know it existed Pre-war Warsaw looked stunning. I wonder if it ever regains its lost charm..
I think it already has, but like stated above, in a different form. Warsaw has more riches than Krakowians give it credit for. The two cities will always compete for cultural supremacy
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apparently the walls that were left standing were documented, inventoried, dismantled and stored in warehouses along with hundreds of thousands of fragments that were later reincorporated into the rebuilt castle.

recently decorative fragments of the castle (door and window frames, decorations, columns) were found in the mucky bottom of the Vistula - these fell of the boats used by Swedes who pillaged the city in the 1600's.











This is just amazing, exciting and bizarre at the same time. Does anyone know how they knew to look for it there? Hell, I'm sure one day Elvis will turn up somewhere in Warsaw.
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The rebuilding was not always a sure thing. These could have been the projects built instead. The horror. I can't even imagine it







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