Warsaw is a capital city that exceeds your
Almost wiped off the map during World War II,
the historic districts which lie on the
left bank of the River Vistula were
rebuilt from the rubble after the war.
This rebuilding programme was on a scale unprecedented
anywhere in the world.
To appreciate just how extraordinary this undertaking was, you only have to
look at photographs of the city taken early in
1945, and then compare these with the present scene from
the top of the 234 metre high Culture Palace.
The Culture Palace was built by the
Russians as a gift for the city, and is an interesting man
festation of socialist culture.