The European Bison: saved from extinction
Suddenly, Tomasz stops. “Bison… Bison,” he whispers, pointing towards a stand of sun-dappled beech and maple trees. Even through binoculars I cannot see anything but foliage, tree trunks and shadows. Then something moves.
Capitalist present built on a Communist past
Warsaw’s Zlote Tarasy shopping mall is so huge that it reminds me of a Sci-Fi city on the planet Mars.
Warsaw's unmissable weekend hangout
My friend Juan takes me to Łazienki, the most beautiful green space in Warsaw.
Warsaw's Old Town is a labor of love
Recreating the heavily bombed city center of Warsaw as it was before World War II was a titanic effort.
Experiment with the 'blue hour' to evoke the night
One of the busiest moments for a travel photographer tends to be the last hours of the working day, when the golden light of the sun gives everything a great warmth.
Even communists like cake, it seems
One of the great pleasures of Warsaw is to stroll along the Royal Route considered by many to be the prettiest street in Poland.
How do you remember 300,000 dead?
Juan Polanski is a Spanish Jew of Polish origin who has been studying Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. After a brief visit to the Nozyk synagogue, we take a taxi to the Jewish cemetery.
One ticket to ride them all
Warsaw's tram system was destroyed, like much of the city itself, by the Nazi occupiers during World War II but has been rebuilt to slowly become a vital part of city life.
Poland’s capital is making up for lost time
Hello Warsaw, a city which mixes a history of one of the most tragic episodes in the history of Europe with a present that enthusiastically embraces life. Its trams run to every corner with an energy that reflects how the citizens of Poland’s capital, isolated for so long behind the Iron Curtain, seem to be making up for lost time.
Rewilding Europe – with bison
Hello Poland, where the European bison has been brought back from the brink of extinction after the last one in the wild was shot in 1919 in the Bialowieza Forest. This remnant of Europe's primeval forest is now a refuge for bison, bears, wolves and lynx, as well as countless other species, but can nature thrive without our help?