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Warsaw - Construction time again

  • A room with a view

    The view from the 26th floor is more than adequate. The Palac Kultury is the tallest building in Poland and one of the most controversial since many consider it to be a symbol of Soviet domination. It was built in the 1950s by 3500 workers from the Soviet Union.

    [View from my room at Intercontinental Warsaw]

  • Swimming in the clouds

    The pool at 44th floor offers exceptional views of the city. It's the highest indoor swimming pool in Europe and there even is a jacuzzi in the far corner.

    [Intercontinental Warsaw]

  • Just passing through

    The building itself is the third tallest hotel in Europe. They made a hole in the middle not to block the sun from neighbouring buildings.

    [Intercontinental Warsaw]

  • Highroller

    Ok, who let Colin Farrell in here?

    [Jonas at Marriott sky bar]

  • Lounge lizard

    Stirred, not shaken. That Bond guy is so full of shit.

    [Reine at Marriott sky bar]

  • I can see my house from here

    Having a vodka martini at 40th floor.

    [Marriott sky bar]

  • A piece of sunshine

    [Coffee break at Rynek Starego Miastra, Old Town]

  • From the rubble

    It's hard to tell that all this was reduced to rubble only 50 years ago. The houses at the Old Town market square are copies built from old photos.

    [Reine at Rynek Starego Miastra, Old Town]

  • Another brick in the wall

    [Barbakan and old defence wall, Old Town]

  • When angels cry

    Originally built in the 14th century, not even the holy building was spared during the revenge rampage of the nazis. The exterior reconstruction is based on 400-year-old drawings. The smaller building to the left is the Jesuit church.

    [St John's Cathedral, Old Town]

  • Alley

    Beyond the rubble.

    [Old Town]

  • Erased from memory

    The book displays the names of Marx, Engels and Lenin. But the name Stalin has been plastered over.

    [Palac Kultury]

  • Weirdest bar in town

    [Klaps]

  • Weirdest bar in town

    [Klaps]

  • Weirdest bar in town

    [Klaps]

  • Weirdest bar in town

    Guess the theme.

    [Klaps]

  • Weirdest bar in town

    [Klaps]

  • Time machine

    [Jonas somewhere in Secret Garden]

  • Core breach imminent

    [Somewhere in Secret Garden]

  • Hooray for micro breweries

    [Kristian and Jonas having weissbier at Browarmia Krolewska]

  • The wall

    The ghetto in Warsaw was the largest one in Nazi-occupied Europe. 400 000 people were trapped behind a wall topped with barbwire. The wall itself was torn down during the ghetto destruction in 1943, but in several parts of the city a marking can be seen in the streets to make us remember how large the area was.

    [Markings of the ghetto wall placement]

  • Bring your lederhosen

    What happens when you enter a German beer hall in October? Octoberfest of course!

    [Jonas and Reine having altbier at Bierhalle]

  • Wurst

    [Octoberfest at Bierhalle]

  • Worst job ever

    [Window cleaners next to the train station]

  • Old meets new

    [Palac Kultury]

  • Brand new world

    [View from Palac Kultury]

  • Quasimodo

    [Reine at the top of Palac Kultury]

  • Hello margharita

    Just give me anything that is not Polish lager beer.

    [Nowy Swiat]

Reine

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