Stadion dziesieciolecia (elevation 83 meters)

Stadion dziesieciolecia (elevation 83 meters)

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Stadion Dziesięciolecia (Polish for 10th Anniversary Stadium) is the biggest stadium in Warsaw and one of the biggest in Poland. During the years of People's Republic of Poland it was one of the most advertised construction sites and one of the main places where party and state festivals were held. The stadium is now dilapidated and is used as a bazaar pending plans for redevelopment of the site. In 1983, due to technical problems, the stadium was abandoned. In 1989 it was rented by the City of Warsaw to a company that turned the stadium into an outdoor market known as Jarmark Europa, which soon became one of the biggest bazaars in the world. With over 5000 traders (and many more unregistered; a large number of traders are from other countries) it is the biggest facility of its kind in Poland. Official figures state an annual turnover of 500 million zloty, which is generally believed to be an underestimate. The top tier of the market is full of vendors of such items as clothing, souvenirs, and pirated CDs and movies. Police say the market is the main selling point for black market goods in the country. Between 1995 and 2001 more than 25,000 traders were prosecuted, while approximately 10 million pirated CDs and video tapes were confiscated. It is commonly believed that this was simply the tip of the iceberg. (WIkipedia) #praga #stadion_dziesieciolecia #warsaw #Warszawa
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