I don't know, Bo. The older man must have decided his case is 'uzasadniony', while the sign on the gate reads 'nieuzasadnione opening will be prosecuted'.
Justified contra unjustified. ;D ;D ;D Only God can judge it.
Our Warsaw guide was against urban sprawl and replacing old buildings, no matter how decrepit they are, with new ones. She told us the old tannery was saved from demolishing at the last moment. Now it has been declared a historical monument. What do you think - should it be kept there?
Is it in Okopowa? Very nice. Why not keep it. There're quite a few buildings saved and used in new roles. For instance Warsaw Rising Museum in the old powerhouse for trams Wola gas containers, saved not yet used
I was doubtful. But you convinced me! I support the idea.
Next question: what do you think of erecting a monument to Napoleon in Warsaw? I think it is improper from the historical point of view.
Napoleon's Monument Unveiled in Warsaw
A monument to Napoleon I was unveiled in Warsaw's Powstancow Square on May 5, on the 190th anniversary of the emperor's death thanks to the initiative of Jean Caillot, president of the Polish Section of the League of Honor Members Association. Like time, the site was not accidental. Before WW2 the square was named after Napoleon I and 90 years ago a monument of Napoleon sculptured by Jan Antoni Biernacki was erected there, but later destroyed during the war. The ceremony was attended by French Ambassador to Poland Francois Barry Delongchamps and Warsaw city authorities.
They are remporarily removing the controvercial Polish-Soviet brotherhood monument, but it is going to return to the neighbourhood after renovation. Do you agree with most Varsavians who want to have it there?
Soviet sleeping soldiers monument dismantled in Warsaw 10.11.2011 11:36 A monument commemorating Soviet soldiers who died during the ‘liberation’ of Poland from the Nazi occupiers following WW II is being dismantled in Warsaw due to construction work on a new metro line.
photo - PAP/Andrzej Hrechorowicz
The monument will undergo extensive renovation.
The statue, erected in September 1945 on Plac Wilenski in the eastern Praga district, is known to locals as the “four sleeping soldiers” owing to the bowed heads of the figures at the corners of the plinth.
The official name of the memorial is the Statue of Polish-Soviet Brothers in Arms.
As one of the first monuments to be raised after the Red Army had spread its grip over Polish territory, the statue sparked enduring controversy, and was seen by anti-communists as a symbol of a second occupation.
Many called for the removal of the monument altogether following the collapse of communism as it was seen a symbol of the past.