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The Jazdów area in Warsaw is a one-of-a-kind architectonic phenomenon: a unique colony of wooden single-family cottages unexpectedly sitting in the very centre of a populous capital city. Culture.pl's video tells the story of Jazdów through the residents themselves, including how this special place is under threat.

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The Tibetan Gallery in Wola, Warsaw. Photo: Michał Kawka

Gaining international recognition amongst the world’s Buddhist population, the Tibetan Gallery in Warsaw continues to grow every year. Painted on the pillars holding up a flyover, this inventive use of outdoor space has transformed what would otherwise be a bleak piece of urban no-man’s-land into a visually-alluring beacon for contemplation and creativity.

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Mermaid in Powiśle, photo by Dawid Lasociński / Forum

You see them everywhere – an anchor painted on the corner, a mermaid on the main square, the “wedding cake” silhouette of the Palace of Culture and Science. They are the symbols of Warsaw; but to the untrained eye, they might not make much sense. Culture.pl offers an introduction to the “visual language” of Poland’s capital city to help visitors “decode” Warsaw.

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Konrad Brandel. A fair at the Old Town Market Place, ca 1885, photo: National Museum of Warsaw

Portraits of 19th-century Warsaw, captured by three precursors of Polish photography: Karol Beyer, Maksymilian Fajans and Konrad Brandel, are exhibited at the ks. Jan Twardowski’s square since 16 April until 18 October 2015.

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Portret Fryderyka Chopina, fot. ©Rue des Archives/Varma

A mobile application intended for tourists and the capitol’s citizens will follow the Warsaw-based trails of the famous composer.

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The Archimapa application visuals, image: press materials of the Warsaw Uprising Museum and Moiseum

Archimapa is a free bilingual multimedia guide to the architecture of Poland's capital, based on a map series published by the Warsaw Uprising Museum. It was released for mobile devices in late February, 2015.

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