When Picasso visited Warsaw in 1948 he drew the Warsaw’s Syrenka on a wall at ul. Deotymy 48 in the Wola district. The family who lived in the apartment got sick of the constant flow of visitors wishing to view the work and grew to hate the drawing on their wall. They were finally granted permission to paint over the charcoal drawing! Today there’s a recreation of the symbol on the wall of the house at ul.Obrońców 28/30 in Saska Kępa.
Tłusty czwartek (Fat Thursday) marks the end of Carnival and the last day before Lent begins. On this day all Poles gorge on oily doughnuts in preparation for the fast leading up to Easter. Here’s the queue outside a popular bakery on fashionable ul. Chmielna this afternoon!
This brief series of photos suggests the bittersweet longing for a type of urban-retail “niche,” as cities opt for more homogeneous trade-spaces that focus solely on the commercial exchange and foretell the decline of symbolic exchange.
End wall of a little fruit and veg shop, ul. Niekłańska, Saska Kępa.
Ever wondered what it’s like standing under a giant oyster shell? Try visiting Plac Wilsona Metro Station to find out!
© Mat Fahrenholz for Poland In Your Pocket The holiday season is almost over!
Ulica Jazdów is an interesting area. Wooden houses imported from Finland were put up in the centre of Warsaw in 1946 for workers rebuilding the city. Initially there were over 400, 27 remain. A little country style village hidden away in the centre of the city. Some of the coolest real estate in town!
© Mat Fahrenholz for Poland In Your Pocket I scream, you scream, we all scream… ‘cos there’s an intergalactic stormtrooper in the queue for ice cream!
© Mat Fahrenholz for Poland In Your Pocket Even though it’s chucking it down, in Warsaw it’s always “NICE TO SEE YOU” (Miło Cię Widzieć).
Great summer tips! How to dress like the Polish flag! Outfits and apparel are very important today in Poland! Are you dressed-up for the occasion? Anticipation is rising ahead of the Euro 2016 quarter-final against Portugal. Do boju Polsko! How would you caption the pic? Let us know. © Mat Fahrenholz for Poland In Your Pocket…