Another year has dragged by, the German occupation since the failed 1943 Jewish Ghetto uprising in Warsaw was still as strong as ever. The Polish resistance...... more
Another year has dragged by, the German occupation since the failed 1943 Jewish Ghetto uprising in Warsaw was still as strong as ever. The Polish resistance alongside the Polish Home Army commanded by Bor Komorowski decided to launch a surprise attack on the German occupiers.
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at...... more
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh
Advantages: Good food, decent service Disadvantages: Can get busy, kind of pricey for what it is
...Street Restaurant is a small chain (well there are two of them) in Warsaw, stylish diner type restaurants, one is in the shopping mall: Arkadia whilst the other is located near the United Nations building. Street is a dimly lit restaurant with bright leather furnishings and wooden tables, it seems almost pitch black when entering from the busy shopping centre and also seems a very small place but...
Advantages: Central location, ducks, lake and willow trees Disadvantages: Gets really busy in summer, too middle class
...Ogrod Saski, Saski Gardens or Saski Park as we call it is a funny old place. When I first moved to Warsaw it was probably the second park I visited and I remember seeing lots of Mallard ducks sat in a row at the entrance. Snow was on the ground and they did look a sorry sight, like little old ladies cuddled up to each other to keep warm.
I have visited the park several times since...
Advantages: Great Staff. Nice evening. Disadvantages: Toilets and unfinished wall fittings.
During a recent overnight trip to Warsaw for a friends birthday we took a visit to a small pub called Karmnik.
Karmnik is located in the Old Town area of the city on ul. Piwna 4a, this is a small side street leading off the main square of the Old Town. The pub is well signed so you shouldn't have too much difficulty finding it.
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The first thing I noticed...