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Old February 21st, 2013, 11:12 PM   #1081
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Is Warsaw named as it is because it has seen war?
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:07 AM   #1082
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It's because Warsaw is a saw of war.

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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:13 AM   #1083
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Is Warsaw named as it is because it has seen war?
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 04:54 AM   #1084
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Warsaw is just Warszawa translated into english. Its currently believed that Warszawa means "Belonging to Warsz" or something along the lines of Warsz's town.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:28 PM   #1085
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I thought something with the story of a mermaid and a Polish man or so....
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 02:45 PM   #1086
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There are numerous legends how Warszawa became Warszawa,
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http://www.warsaw-life.com/poland/warsaw-legend
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:49 PM   #1087
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The mermaid has done a poor job or protecting the city.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:04 PM   #1088
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That's because of her fish tail.... You can't go fast enough with those things to keep the Nazi's out of your city.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:12 PM   #1089
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No, it used to be called Paris of the North.

But it is now Kishniev of the North. Or Manila of the West
I thought you were totally right - but apparently it can be considered "Paris of the East" as well, if we trust Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_of_the_East
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:37 PM   #1090
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No, it used to be called Paris of the North.

But it is now Kishniev of the North. Or Manila of the West
no, its the Mongolian Vienna
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Old February 27th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #1091
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Does anyone else think that with the release of Warszawa 1935, more reconstructions could occur. If more and more people, especially those who never knew the extent of damage that warsaw suffered, know about what their Capital looked like before its destruction, do you think they will want to see more change in their city?
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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #1092
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Does anyone else think that with the release of Warszawa 1935, more reconstructions could occur. If more and more people, especially those who never knew the extent of damage that warsaw suffered, know about what their Capital looked like before its destruction, do you think they will want to see more change in their city?
It would be great to see more reconstructions of 19th c. Warsaw but I don't we will probably see very much of that. Although the "old town" was rebuilt soon after WW2 and the "Royal Way" was restored, the communist government decided to rebuild the mainly 19th c commercial heart of Warsaw in a modern style. The Philharmonic Hall is, I think a good restoration (1950's) even though it's more simple than the original but by the middle 60's the "modernist" movement had taken hold and the results are pretty horrific. Beautiful Marshall St was almost totally rebuilt with inferior rubbish even though enough remained (albeit in a bad state) for it to be rebuilt in same way as Berlin's Unter den Linden has been. There does not seem to be the same enthusiasm to rebuild 19th structures as there is for earlier ones even though that century provided Europe with some of its greatest and most iconic buildings.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #1093
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It would be great to see more reconstructions of 19th c. Warsaw but I don't we will probably see very much of that. Although the "old town" was rebuilt soon after WW2 and the "Royal Way" was restored, the communist government decided to rebuild the mainly 19th c commercial heart of Warsaw in a modern style. The Philharmonic Hall is, I think a good restoration (1950's) even though it's more simple than the original but by the middle 60's the "modernist" movement had taken hold and the results are pretty horrific. Beautiful Marshall St was almost totally rebuilt with inferior rubbish even though enough remained (albeit in a bad state) for it to be rebuilt in same way as Berlin's Unter den Linden has been. There does not seem to be the same enthusiasm to rebuild 19th structures as there is for earlier ones even though that century provided Europe with some of its greatest and most iconic buildings.
I know that as of right now there is not a lot of enthusiasm. My question was whether Warszawa 1935 might increase the chances of more reconstructions. I'm sure very few Varsovians know about the cities past appearance, and this movie will (hopefully) increase interest in rebuilding it.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #1094
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Name me one city that is rebuilding on a massive scale? Dresden is one exception but even that is not 100% faithful. And what's next after Dresden? Faithful reconstructions are dwindling in Europe. But Saski Palace needs to be rebuilt for sure. Warsaw is not complete without it.
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Very moving. I love this.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 03:51 AM   #1096
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This is a wonderful thread. So much suffering and destruction - and now the city lives again. Warsaw cannot be destroyed.

I am 'choked up' and I am not even Polish.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 04:02 AM   #1097
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This question may take a lot of thorough research, but has the Royal castles exterior been renovated or altered during the partitions (like a lot not little additions or a fresh coat of paint, large scale renovation)? I honestly like how the castle looked during the early 1900's. It felt a bit more extravagant. Plus i doubt that the castle looked like it does now during Stanisław August Poniatowski's reign.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #1098
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This question may take a lot of thorough research, but has the Royal castles exterior been renovated or altered during the partitions (like a lot not little additions or a fresh coat of paint, large scale renovation)? I honestly like how the castle looked during the early 1900's. It felt a bit more extravagant. Plus i doubt that the castle looked like it does now during Stanisław August Poniatowski's reign.
Interesting question. All I know is this is how the castle looked before the war and I don't know how much was altered in the centuries before. I like the green space. It should be restored. Other than that, the castle was almost perfectly rebuilt. Actually, can you spot two differences on the rebuilt castle?


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This is a wonderful thread. So much suffering and destruction - and now the city lives again. Warsaw cannot be destroyed.

I am 'choked up' and I am not even Polish.
It's not bad to have human emotions.
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