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Some of you realized that the Saski Palace that I showed yesterday was the model, the palace was blown up during the Second World War and was not rebuilt, only three arches survived with the Tomb of Unknown Soldier. I visited the Miniature Park of Mazovia and I was so delighted that I abandoned for a moment my New Zealand pictures. Unlike the other parks of this type, the monuments shown do not exist anymore.

In the exhibition unique representations of the urban architectural remains models can be found. Buildings were selected due to their importance for the Polish and Warsaw’s history. Additionally, what needs to be underlined, all of the architectural buildings vanished from the city landscape.

The main aim of the project is not only showing almost entire Warsaw city destruction during the II World War, but first of all, the beauty of the architecture of pre-war capital of Poland.

Presently in the exhibition “The Lost Pearls of Warsaw Architecture” visitors can find ten miniature models of buildings from 18th and 19th century. All of them were fragments of historical, monumental architectonical complex – the Saxon Axis.

All of the models were made in scale 1:25 (according to the international standard used in miniature parks), finished with carefully attention on architectural decoration and details, and on additional elements characteristic for each period. For every single building model, numerous of the human figurines representing the Warsaw citizens were added with other elements as vehicles – from carriages and horse-drawn trams to cars (made with the use of 3d printer).

Here the Iron Gate. It was a massive iron egress which safeguarded the Saxon Garden's western frontiers. On the right side the painting by Bernardo Belotto Canaletto of the area.

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