Pay attention to the interesting detail. In one of the courtyards in the quarter is a statue of Madonna with candles and flowers in front of it. It is a symbol of the residents' creative solution to the curfew problem that prevailed during World War II. The residents built themselves local prayer areas, which were, in fact, a substitute for church services.
It is recommended to avoid entering the yards (neglected, to be noted) of the houses during the dark or from photographing the windows of people's homes. There are quite a few apartments here that are worn out, almost falling apart, but despite the neglect of the area, there is a great connection between the residents of the area.
Over the years attempts were made to connect it to Warsaw via bridges, but it did not work. It remained a separate city even in the 18th century, and the connection between them was expressed only through the ferries or the passage on the frozen river. In the end, the neighborhood was connected to Warsaw at the end of the 18th century.
However, it is important to note that the detachment from Warsaw was probably what preserved Praga during World War II from damage and destruction. This is also the reason why it later assumed an important role during the reconstruction of Warsaw - meanwhile, the public institutions of Warsaw were being housed there.
To this day there is a sort of separation between the two areas. The neighborhoods of the Praga quarter are considered dubious neighborhoods in the eyes of Warsaw residents, and the only reasons for which the Warsawites would come here might be a soccer match at the stadium or a visit to the city zoo.