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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.

    [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]

  • 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.

    [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]

  • A piece of sunshine

    [Coffee break at Rynek Starego Miastra, Old Town]

  • Weirdest bar in town


  • Time machine

    [Jonas somewhere in Secret Garden]

  • Core breach imminent

    [Somewhere in Secret Garden]

  • Lounge lizard

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

    [Reine at Marriott sky bar]

  • The wall

    The ghetto in Warsaw was the largest one in Nazi-occupied Europe. 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.

    [Markings of the ghetto wall placement]

  • Wurst

    [Octoberfest at Bierhalle]

  • Worst job ever

    [Window cleaners next to the train station]

  • Old meets new

    [Palac Kultury]

  • Quasimodo

    [Reine at the top of Palac Kultury]

  • Brand new world

    [View from Palac Kultury]