A walk through Warsaw's Old Town reveals a city of rich historical heritage. No building appears to be less than two hundred years old; the cobblestones seem to have been walked on for centuries. However, this is not reality.
During World War II, approximately ninety per cent of the buildings in this area were destroyed, leaving nothing but rubble and fractured foundations.
An ambitious reconstruction effort between 1949 and 1963 returned the Old Town to its former 17th and 18th century splendour. This feat is a testament to the determination and the wisdom of the Polish people.
Today, the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This series of photographs was taken in 2006.
Images from the series (click to view): Street Skyline, Pierrogeria, Restaurant Gessler.
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