A study about one of the oldest working open air markets in Warsaw, whose years-long existence exerted a certain impact on its character and, first and foremost, on its conspicuous mythologisation. The authoress tried to characterise the specificity of the site and the factors creating the myth, and to describe the life of the bazaar (commerce, gambling) upon the basis of the reminiscences of the residents and habitués of the Praga district as well as the stall keepers. She also embarked upon an attempt at tackling the question of the 'Warsaw quality' preserved especially in the market, and asks about the reasons for narrowing it down to the described quarter. Finally, the text considers the impact of the systemic transformation upon the future of marketplaces (including trade on the Stadion Dziesieciolecia (the 10th Anniversary Stadium).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.