The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / History  % width posts: 11

History and old pictures from Nowa Huta


f stop 25 | 2,513
6 Dec 2012 #1
Polish fashion

Fashion in old Poland

Women in Poland

sztukatulka.pl/index.php/2012/12/04/moda-nowej-huty-na-archiwalnych-zdjeciach/
rybnik 18 | 1,462
6 Dec 2012 #2
great fotki f stop.
thanks for sharing
OP f stop 25 | 2,513
6 Dec 2012 #3
there are many more at this link under the last picture:
Nowa Huta na archiwalnych zdjęciach

english.nh.pl/architecture.htm

What shape are those old buildings in?
rybnik 18 | 1,462
6 Dec 2012 #4
there are many more at this link under the last picture:

Where's that huge statue of Lenin? lol
OP f stop 25 | 2,513
6 Dec 2012 #5
flickr.com/photos/danmeth/3968674906/lightbox/
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
6 Dec 2012 #6
From the Rules:

12. If a post contains a link to an outside source (especially an article), in addition to this link the poster should quote a couple of initial sentences from the article.
frankdom 5 | 8
23 Oct 2013 #7
Merged: nowa huta steel works

I have just reviewed an American book 'Nowa Huta: unfinished Utopia' by Katherine Lebow, which is written from the sociological perspective. Another book, 'Nowa Huta' by Goetz Diergarten (a German) looks at the town from purely the artistic point of view. Both authors do not pay much attention to the actual steel works which was the raison d'etre of the town.

A British geologist was asking me where did the Nowa Huta plant get its iron ore from. I learnt from browsing the internet (not much material) that there is no large source of iron ore in the vicinity of Krakow. This source also said that there are no coalfields for 100s of miles, which I think is wrong, because the Silesian coal field (and the famous Jan fully automated coal mine) must have been near by.

So does anybody know where this Lenin Steel Mill got its raw materials from in the past? And for that matter where the materials are obtained from in the present.

I learnt that the Indian-born billionaire, Lakshmi Mittal, now owns this steel mill and it is still functioning. This is quite remarkable in a world where steel mills have more or less all closed down in Britain. There must be an interesting story there as well. For eg, I would imagine (might be wrong) that there has been what the Americans call downsizing and the labour force in Nowa Huta much reduced, leading perhaps to unemployment but also perhaps new economic enterprises.

Frank O'Reilly
jon357 66 | 16,187
23 Oct 2013 #8
A British geologist was asking me where did the Nowa Huta plant get its iron ore from. I learnt from browsing the internet (not much material) that there is no large source of iron ore in the vicinity of Krakow.

There is ore around Częstochowa and Kielce which are quite near.

Silesian coal field

Is near and well connected by rail.

Although Krakow is not directly between the two, in terms of rail transport it has very good connections with both. Places in between the two regions tend to be on high ground and there is a national park in the way which would be unsuitable for heavy industry..

This is quite remarkable in a world where steel mills have more or less all closed down in Britain

WTF??? The UK produces a lot of steel, almost as much now as in the 1970s - it's the 4th largest producer in the EU (Poland is 5th) and in 2009 produced 3 million tonnes more than Poland.

eef.org.uk/uksteel/About-the-industry/Steel-facts/Steel-production-facilities---UK.htm
delphiandomine 88 | 18,475
23 Oct 2013 #9
So does anybody know where this Lenin Steel Mill got its raw materials from in the past?

I believe that this may be the answer for you - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_Gauge_Metallurgy_Line

I'd imagine that the iron ore still comes from Ukraine.
jon357 66 | 16,187
23 Oct 2013 #10
I'd imagine that the iron ore still comes from Ukraine.

Ever since the Kielecki/Swietokrzyskie mines ran out they've had to import. At the moment, all is imported - not only from Ukraine and Russia - a lot comes from Brazil.
frankdom 5 | 8
23 Oct 2013 #11
Thanks for your informative replies to my queries.


Home / History / History and old pictures from Nowa Huta
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.