After the 2nd World War all the money was spend to build up the western part of Warsaw, which was completely demolished. Praga, in the east of Warsaw, didn’t benefit from that and now it’s a district where time stands still. Its townscape consists of buildings in the classic style of the period of rapid industrial expansion, where the townspeople of Praga are left behind and live in slum-like circumstances. After the communism the old houses didn’t matched with the new idea of “The New Man”, so Praga ought to fall into disrepair. 40 percent of the apartments have no bath and every fourth living space even have no toilet. But the people know how to help themselves through their distinct community sense. Together they are strong and proud to call Praga their home. “Jest czymś się pochwalić. No poprostu kocham tą dzielnicę.”, they just love their hood!

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