warszawa: stalinist architecture, neon lights & the arts

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A 3 day trip to Warsaw:
Palace of Culture and Science, a Stalinist architecture from the Soviet Union as a gift to the people of Poland, previously called Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science. The name was changed after 1953

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Polish designer Bashko Trybek at the opening of Galeria Pola Magnetyczne. The current exhibition deals with Wiktor Gutt’s work and was titled ‘Le Lieu des images’. The gallery is basically the livingroom of a Warsaw-based couple that plans to open their private space to the public on a regular basis

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Action by Wiktor Gutt and Waldemar Raniszewski during the Rockowisko 1981 rock festival at the hala sportowa in Lodz at Galeria Pola Magnetyczne

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Neon lights on the ceiling of Galerie Pola Magnetyczne. “Polish neon signage was renowned for its outstanding technical and artistic qualities. These signs originally were an attempt to increase consumerism in the time of economic standstill in Poland”.

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More!! Neon lights on the ceiling of Galerie Pola Magnetyczne

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Polish photographer Krystian Kozanowski in Piktogram Magazine

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Architect Jan Strumiłło

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Towarzyska, a cafe and club in one. The interior is done by architect Jan Strumiłło. Also a neon light!

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Zacheta Warsaw, national gallery of contemporary Art, the name can be translated as encouragement or motivation

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Ticket office at Zacheta gallery

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Neon light at the cloakroom of Zacheta Gallery

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Maria Jeglinska, designer & Dorota Stępniak, manager of Fashion Philosophy, Fashion Week Poland, watching Anna Molska’s ‘The Sixth Continent’ at Zacheta Gallery

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Piotr Uklanski’s publication for Biało-Czerwona at Gagosian Gallery from 2008

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Illustration by Maria Jeglinska

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Warszawa Powisle , Polish post-war modernist architecture that was originally a ticket-selling booth of roughly 70m2 and now serves the best burgers and the best parties in town

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Final construction of Zlota Tower by David Liebeskind next to the palace. The Poles say that the English got a Gherkin in their city centre and that they will have a tampon soon.

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Wawa Express, daily from Berlin to Warszaw and the other way around, less than a six hour trip to the homeland. Other train’s don’t have as many coeathangers on a rail that you can easily move wherever you want them to be

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