Weekend reading – City of now – WHITE Ibiza Magazine

WARSAW HAS EMERGED FROM A COMPLICATED PAST INTO THE SHINING LIGHT OF EUROPE’S FUTURE

She emerges from the waves of the river, sometimes cast in iron or carved from stone. Above her head she swings a sword, sometimes a falchion, sometimes a sabre, but always intense and sharp. Her powerful thighs encased in scales, her tail thrashing behind her. Her face determined yet imperturbable, her round shield protecting the heart of the city. This is no ordinary mermaid, combing her hair and wishing for pearls. This is the mermaid of Warsaw. She is the fierce symbol of the city. An icon steeped in mythology, her form represented again and again. She is an emblem of a strength and resilience that has seen Warsaw emerge over the last 70 years, out of ashes and tyranny, into a golden light.

Extracted from WHITE Ibiza Magazine Issue 2. Order your copy online to read the article in its entirety.

A collaboration with Ana Lui Photography.

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