Category prewar Poland

Prewar Warsaw

From “Warszawa 1935” digital movie scenario of prewar Warsaw, released this month. Fascination of unpresent architectural landscape, culture and the myth of 19th. century “Belle Epoque” city.

After the City

After the WWII, Warsaw downtown was a ghost city. Urban pattern of the 19th. century metropolis, where a facade of tenement house or apartment block was the main architectural sign of the every street, has been changed dramatically since 1939, when the war erupted. In the postwar reality modern planning with highways, estacades, skyscrapers and […]

From Newport to Kościelec Estate

from Barr Ferree, American estates and gardens, New York 1906, p. 67. I quoted this connoisseurship passage from a forgotten book about American luxury residences, published at the turn of 20th. Century, the Gilded Age. One of its symbols is “The Breakers”, Vanderbilt Family mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. When Ferree published his album, culture of modern, […]