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Old August 27th, 2014, 04:35 PM   #1821
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Recent Old Town, New Town and Nowy Swiat restorations in progress:
Everything is fine, but this date there is absurd. It wasn't there before, was it? It catches too much attention, too big for this building.
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Old August 27th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #1822
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three in a row here ( most of these buildings have original pre-war facades and structures):
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Old August 27th, 2014, 06:40 PM   #1823
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yes that fašade is based on a earlier building that stood there of which few remnants survived the war...but that is what stood there on the date given.
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Old August 27th, 2014, 08:14 PM   #1824
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But Filip01 is right: the building from 1743 which stood there, was demolished in 1895 and replaced by a completely different building (which also was destroyed during the WWII and replaced by another different building), so that date shouldn't be there (and yes, it wasn't there before and was added during the recent renovation).
Source: http://www.warszawa1939.pl/index_arc...owskie_35&r3=0

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Old August 27th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #1825
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I didn't even mean that it's not original building, but easthetically it is an eyesore. I wasn't even thinking of the fact tht it must have been reconstructed and something like 1952 should have been placed there instead.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:17 PM   #1826
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I don't see why it is an eyesore, it harmonizes with it's neighbours nicely, consistent with original designs from the period restored to. More aesthetic value than 1895 version:



of course this is a fabrication of history, but this reflects the mostly imposed value system of post war Poland.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 09:49 PM   #1827
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I am talking only about the date written. Renovation as it is is fine.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 08:45 PM   #1828
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Recent update of restorations, renovations, repairs and add-ons to existing historic buildings:

Okolonik Street

1913



2005



Today



Okolonik/Ordynacka

add-on of a mansarded floor ...more later



Warecka Street

1940



2007



Today



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1938



2007



Today - note floor added



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Mazowiecka Street

Building from 1857 that survived that had a few floors added in the 30's and managed to survive the war

1935



2002



Today - wonder if any of the original features are being restored...we'll see shortly



Wilcza - ground floor restoration




Wiejska - repairs mostly



Poznanska Street - restorations phase 1 and penthouse add-ons







Jerozolimska

1938



2004



Today - restoration of building courtyard, gate and driveway...fašade next year



Another one on Mokotowska



Modern on Wiejska



Before



Plac Zbawiciela - looking forward to what comes of this

1918





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Plac Politechniki







column in front still shows scorch marks from WWII





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Old September 1st, 2014, 09:33 PM   #1829
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September 1.

Today is the anniversary of the beginning of WW2, when Nazi Germany attacked Poland.
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Old September 2nd, 2014, 01:35 AM   #1830
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I hope we all reflect on that disastrous war where so many millions of Europeans, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Germans and others died for nothing and find a way forward towards peace. The challenge is trust and ego and whether or not promises can be trusted and certain leaders can rein in their ambitions just as before.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 06:05 AM   #1831
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I'll be in Poland from Sep 5 - 23.
Concerning Warsaw, I really want to visit the Praga district. What streets or neighborhoods are worth seeing? Any good coffee shops? I also want to use the metro. Any suggestions for which train stations are worth getting off at and exploring the areas? Somebody write to me.
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How exciting, hope you have a great trip. BTW, the metro that will have 2 stops in Praga will not be completed until the end of September and open to the public a few weeks later. I would get off at Stadion station to check out the stadium and then walk over to the Skraryszewski Park and then north to Targowa Street to the Praga Museum and then up and down along Zabkowska street to the Koneser Complex (also not finished yet but worth a look) and in the side streets you'll find lots to photograph.

The best subway stops to see the old and new city probably Swietokrzyska, Plac Wilsona, Politechnika and Centrum. Take the bus along Nowy Swiat to Lazienki and Wilanow but you could walk to Lazienki.

Don't know much about the cafÚ scene in Praga, I'm sure someone will respond, Mruczek visits regularly.
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I know the touristy part of Warsaw but I want to see things off the beaten path this time.
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I really enjoyed taking in all the Socialist Realism throughout the southern part of Srodmiescie, including Plac Konstytucji, the Latawiec development (on the way to Lazienki), to a certain degree Marientsztat and also Muranow (particularly along Ulica Andersa). If you enjoy architecture and want to take in some positive notes related to socialist design, this would be a good place to start.

Regarding the metro, only rode it for a bit, but my favourite stop was at Plac Wilsona. The others that I got off or on at weren't that memorable - but in truth, I only saw Ratusz/Arsenal, Srodmiescie and Dw. Gdanski.

I didn't find Praga as "exciting" as I was expecting it to be - it has the run down charm but it wasn't particularly safe and my friends recommended against going late in the day, even in the summer. However, I was lucky enough to have the same friends from this forum take me to the Powisle Rail Station bar, Saska Kepa and to Przekąski Zakąski for a snack and a totally different dining experience than I was accustomed to in Poland (however, I could only handle a tiny bit of sledzie).

Have a nice trip!
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The Old Town's first major contemporary infill project just off Zamkowy Square is nearly built out. Massing, proportion seems to work so far, we'll see as it progresses:













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check out what's happening in Wola district around the Uprising Museum, lots of change. I would rent a bike and explore Ochota, authentic pre-war Warsaw throughout. Szymanski Park west of Uprising Museum and Powstancow Monument where the ashes of 250,000 are buried is a must if this interests you. There is also a beautiful orthodox church near there.
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I really enjoyed taking in all the Socialist Realism throughout the southern part of Srodmiescie, including Plac Konstytucji, the Latawiec development (on the way to Lazienki), to a certain degree Marientsztat and also Muranow (particularly along Ulica Andersa). If you enjoy architecture and want to take in some positive notes related to socialist design, this would be a good place to start.

Regarding the metro, only rode it for a bit, but my favourite stop was at Plac Wilsona. The others that I got off or on at weren't that memorable - but in truth, I only saw Ratusz/Arsenal, Srodmiescie and Dw. Gdanski.

I didn't find Praga as "exciting" as I was expecting it to be - it has the run down charm but it wasn't particularly safe and my friends recommended against going late in the day, even in the summer. However, I was lucky enough to have the same friends from this forum take me to the Powisle Rail Station bar, Saska Kepa and to Przekąski Zakąski for a snack and a totally different dining experience than I was accustomed to in Poland (however, I could only handle a tiny bit of sledzie).

Have a nice trip!
you should try sledzie po Warszawsku in a cream sauce. I had such a delicacy especially well prepared at the Pod Samsonem restaurant on Ulica Freta in the old. They serve very tasty Polish and Polish-Jewish cuisine. You might like it too rychlik.
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Muzeum Polin Opening October 28th

The Polin Museum (formerly Museum of the History of Polish Jews) that celebrates Polish Jewish life, history and culture officially opens with all completed exhibitions in 8 new galleries on October 28th. Although tragically the unique and brilliant Polish Jewish civilization that existed in pre-war Warsaw will never return, it is a step in the right direction towards rekindling the spirit of this culture and the mosaic culture that once existed in pre-war Warsaw. Mazel Tov





















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Praga Museum Complete - but not the exhibitions as yet:

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