didn't know about
are some of the things or activities that the people
in Warszawa do for fun?
The thing people in Warsaw do for fun depends mostly
on the season and the weather in general, we love spending time
outside, so during spring or summer we enjoy the nature in our numerous
parks, gardens, forests that surround the city, or on the beaches of
the Vistula River. In the winter, when theres snow, both adults
and kids love playing around, skiing or ice skating.
Inhabitants of Warsaw also enjoy going
to various theaters, cinemas, to the Opera or Philharmonic Hall. In
the summertime there are many open-air musical events, such as concerts
of Frederic Chopins compositions that take place in the Royal
Lazienki Park, which are extremely popular and always count with big
numbers of spectators.
Besides that we like eating (and drinking!)
out with our friends and family, so if anybody wants to meet true Varsovians,
the best place will be one of the corner bars, numerous
around the city center!
one thing the public probably does NOT know about Warszawa?
Warsaw was one of the cities that suffered the most during the WW2,
and its city center, including the medieval Old Town, was completely
destroyed. After the war, thanks to great efforts of the people of Warsaw,
we managed to rebuild the historic center of the city, which was recognized
by UNESCO, inscribed our Old Town to the World Heritage List in 1980.
It was an uncommon and very important act, as UNESCO tends to recognize
original constructions or places, and not contemporary copies. The main
explanation states that "During the Warsaw Uprising in August
1944, more than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed by Nazi
troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens
resulted in today's meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its
churches, palaces and market-place. It is an outstanding example of
a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to
the 20th century."
has Warszawa contributed to the world?
Warsaw, thanks to its inhabitants, is one of the most
heroic cities in the world. It can be perceived as an example of faith,
resistance and courage. Even though it was destructed several times
along its history, both during medieval ages and two World Wars, its
inhabitants always had a strong will and believed it was possible to
reconstruct the Polish capital, which after WW2, raised from the ashes
as the legendary Fenix.
Besides that Warsaw is the birthplace of many locally
and internationally known people, such as scientists, politicians or
artists. The best examples are Maria Sklodowska-Curie double
Noble Prize winner (chemistry and physics) and one of the most important
female scientists in worlds history, Frederic Chopin (pl. Fryderyk
Chopin) a composer, or Izaak Singer writer and literature
Noble Prize winner.