Over the last thirty years, a myriad of new meeting places – galleries, clubs, bars – have flourished here and there in post-communist Warsaw, which continues to attract students, executives of international companies, artists and adventurers from all over the world. You have to walk through the city’s streets to let yourself be invaded by the energy that drives it, and let yourself be drawn into its many unexpected corners, to meet at random a group that marches here, another that parks there – when it’s not a human tide protesting, brandishing banners and signs.
Impactful Wall Print
Two beautiful wall prints showcasing the uniqueness of Warsaw.
One of them is a film photo of The Palace of Culture and Science in downtown Warsaw, a controversial but important symbol of modern Poland. The other a photo of houses taken in the Old Town historic neighborhood of the city. Both photos are beautifully captured by local photographer Anna Holodna.
When you acquire this print, you bring a piece of the city's essence into your space and support the artist and the local community. 50% of profits go to The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, a local charity, and a smaller percentage goes to the artist. It is an impactful contribution and collaboration between you and the local community.
See below for more details on the positive impact of this print.
Photo by Anna Holodna
"My adventure with photography began several years ago with my father’s old camera. I mainly take photos on film. I love the atmosphere of analog shots, their depth, and colors. I was born in Ukraine, but I have been living in Poland for about 5 years, specifically in Warsaw, quite recently. I enjoy capturing and immortalizing in photographs what might go unnoticed by the native locals of this wonderful city."
Contributing to The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is the one of the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity organization in Poland raising money for pediatric and elderly care. Find out more here.
Auditory exploration of the city/region. Sounds, playlists, and other interesting content. (more to come)
Sounds from a walk through:
The central part of the city | Crowded streets | Quiet lanes | Royal residence in the Lazienki park | Royal Palace on Castle Square | Presidential Palace | Warsaw University | Staszic Palace | Warsaw Barbican | Warsaw Mermaid
The Sounds of Liberated Warsaw
What did the city of Warsaw sound like after World War II? What were the musical trends of the time? Where did people go to listen to music? Culture.pl presents the post-war music scene of the Polish capital.
Sounds of Warsaw
Audio archives as a tool for reconstructing historical soundscapes.
New Old Town - 99% Invisible (Episode 72)
But when it came to the historic district of Warsaw — the Old Town and a long connecting section called the Royal Route — they decided not just to rebuild, but to restore. Builders would use the same stones and use special kilns to make special bricks to preserve its authenticity. After six years of reconstruction, the new Old Town was opened. Poles were ecstatic to have it back. Even in the West, it was seen as a triumph of the human spirit.
An ecclectic mix of contemporary Polish artists and songs found on Spotify.