Road sights in Warsaw
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Al Jerozolimskie is a big, ugly thoroughfare that creates a physical east-west border through the city. The area to its south was ear-marked by the communists for post-WWII development, and some of the city's boldest socialist-realist architecture can be found here. Ul Marszałkowska, a broad avenue running south from near the financial district, contains the most impressive examples.
Its stretch between Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square) and Plac Zbawciela is lined with arcades bearing giant reliefs of heroic workers - the imposing scale and rigid, rectilinear forms are pinnacles of conformity and control. Constitution Square itself is also worth a look for its two…