Warsaw Journals

Old and New Shopping Styles in Warsaw

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An August 2008 trip to Warsaw by Praskipark

Hala Mirowska Marketplace Photo, Warsaw, Poland More Photos
Quote: Since moving to Warsaw to live I have come across many varieties of shopping outlets in the city ranging from ultra modern shopping malls, bazaars, one man and his rug on the floor and the smallest street corner shop. Here are some of my experiences.

Kwiaciarnia - Flower Shop

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Attraction | "A Kwiaciarnia in Every Suburb"

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers  Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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In every area of Warsaw you will always come across a flower shop which is called Kwiaciarnia in Polish. The shops are quite eye catching as they are usually painted bright green and yellow. Frrom March onwards you will find tiny flower beds or flower boxes outside the shop door. These will be filled with spring flowers such as daffodils, snowdrops, hyacinths and tulips and then later geraniums and roses.Flowers are very popular in Poland and are given for all sorts of occasions such as birthdays, name days, anniversaries, partings or just because you feel like it. Flowers are also given as a greeting instead of sending a card. Cards are only sent to people who you are unable to have physi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 4, 2009

Krakowskie Przedmiescie

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Attraction | "A Stroll Down Warsaw's Most Ancient Street"

Krakowskie Przedmiescie Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The area of Warsaw I live in is a little run down and sometimes I forget that in the Old Town and City Centre there are some very classy and stylish buildings, shopping complexes and individual shops.Yesterday was the first day this year that the bright but still cool sun decided to show his face. Having been cooped up indoors and hermetically sealed from the freezing snow, wind and ice for six weeks it was time to venture out. Unfortunately, I wasn't the only person who had the same idea.Off I went into the Old Town but carried on to Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street leaving the Old Town behind me.This is a very famous streeet in Warsaw and it was part of the Royal Tract which ca...Read More

Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
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Shopping in the Old Town

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Attraction | "A Mine of Souveneir Shops"

Stare Miasto Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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It is very easy to buy souveneirs in Warsaw and you can sometimes come across some extraordinary purchases whether it be pieces of modern or folk art, albums or jewellery of interesting designs.Sadly, Warsaw does not have a typical souveneir like Krakow althought the famous memaid of Warsaw does appear on many items and is an emblem on a number of gadgets.The Stare Miasto (Old Town) is a real mine of souveneir shops and small bookshops selling antique books. Numerous galleries are interesting to walk around, to view artwork and bizarre but very detailed pieces of handmade jewellery can be bought for extraordinary prices..The Old Town Square (Rynek Stare Miasto) is t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 17, 2009

Hala Mirowska Marketplace

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Attraction | "Stepping into Warsaw's Oldest Bazaar"

Hala Mirowska Marketplace Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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The area I live in Warsaw is one of the oldest areas in the city and part of the Warsaw Ghettoes. It is called Wola and you could say it is a bit run down although I live in a new block of flats and there are new buildings going up weekly. This area, once thought to be very dangerous and still not recommended as a place to be walking the streets at night on your own, even now,.still has a strong sense of community.From Wola I can either walk or catch a No 13 or 23 tram to Kino Femina which is one of my favourite spots in Warsaw. From here I can walk to the huge flower market which is blanket of colour to the eye or step inside one of Warsaw's oldest bazaar's, Hala Morowska.In E...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 30, 2009

Hala Mirowska Marketplace
Al Jana Pawła II City Centre
Warsaw, Poland

Get Togged Out in Arkadia

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Walkway to Arkadia Photo, Warsaw, Poland
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I think I am probably correct when I say that the majority of women love shopping. Well there must be something wrong with me because I dislike it even more than housework. The thought of having to do a 'big shop' or shop for anything come to think of it really stresses me out and puts me in a bad mood. Now living in the city I am very pleased that there are small shops on every corner which makes it very easy just to pop out 15 minutes before dinner time to buy something which I can quickly prepare. Sometimes I even forget to do this. Good job, I don't live on my own, or else, I would starve. However, I have a very important date on 13th September and I can't be late and have to look beautiful. I hav...Read More