Warszawa – a long way from low

WARSAW is a city that is still haunted by the past – in many ways. Arguably no other city suffered as much as Poland’s capital during World War Two and around 80% of its buildings lay in ruins in 1945. An astonishing 90% of Poland’s Jews were killed in the holocaust – some three million people. In fact, Poland lost 20% of its entire population … Continue reading Warszawa – a long way from low

Warsaw shouldn’t forget Gwardia, Poland’s European pioneers

In the past few weeks, the Polish capital, Warsaw, has been marking the 60th anniversary of the completion of the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, a monstrous building that dominates the city. It’s one of the iconic symbols of the city and was based on the Moscow skyscrapers of the 1950s. 1955 also marked the start of the European Cup and in that first … Continue reading Warsaw shouldn’t forget Gwardia, Poland’s European pioneers