From the Associated Press:
Many splendid pieces of Warsaw's architecture are gone or disfigured
forever — victims of war and communism. But now some can be appreciated
again — in miniature.
The fate of some of Warsaw's architectural gems reflects the tragic
story of a city that went through years of war, then decades of
communism in which buildings were torn down or neglected. Generations of
residents have grown up unaware of the past splendor of the city once
called the "Paris of the North."