Downtown Warsaw is boom town. They are building a new metro line and much else. Work goes on day and night. If you’re not careful, you can easily wander down a side street that ends in a huge drop.
That’s the upside. The downside is the Norman Foster building that, since my last visit, has blotted out the main town view of the splendid opera house.
I can’t, for some reason, download pics from my phone but the reality is a lot less flattering than the official Foster pic (below), which shows a bit of the opera peeking out from behind his exceedingly dull office block.
I’ve walked around and tried my best to see the opera across Pilsudski Square from the Victoria, now Sofitel, hotel. Crane my neck from the hotel and I can just about glimpse a corner of the theatre. The Foster block consigns the Warsaw opera house to oblivion. And the new building is so, so ordinary.