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pawian 157 | 9,066
30 Jan 2013  #1
I was waiting for a few days

it is a topic for another thread which you or someone else can start: Interesting/peculiar names of streets in Poland. .

but nobody was interested

so

let`s start with a wonderful example from Warsaw by Ironside:

What about Winnie-the-Pooh street?

Winnie-the-Pooh street

MoOli 9 | 484
30 Jan 2013  #2
I was waiting for a few days

there is a gandhi street in warsaw(dont know exact name u find out jeneious) and rondo washangtona(washington).If I ever become a builder I will name a street ul obama:)
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
30 Jan 2013  #3
here is a gandhi street in warsaw(dont know exact name u find out jeneious) and rondo washangtona(washington).

Of course. Most Polish street names come after famous people, mostly Poles but foreigners too.

If I ever become a builder I will name a street ul obama:)

You don`t need to become one. It is enough you make a career and then you can name squares/streets in your property as you wish:

McCartney street in Poland

Polish Roads Street

street in Poland
Barney 14 | 1,469
30 Jan 2013  #4
There is an Orla street in Warsaw named I presume for the Polish Eagle, quite common however in Irish Orla means Vomit.

Polish Eagle street-
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
10 Feb 2013  #5
Monday Ditch in Krakow

Monday Ditch in Krakow

In Poznań: Gulliver/ Snowhite/ Dwarves/Cinderella streets

Gulliver, Snowhite, Dwarves, Cinderella streets--

Not working:

Horse Mill Street

Horse street in Poland-

from a nice travel blog wandziawpodrozy.blogspot.com

Krakow, Lugubrious Street

Krakow in Poland
GTO 3 | 22
4 Aug 2013  #6
Here is: Aleja Elvisa Presleya, Kraków, Poland

they have a statue of the king as well on that street.

maps.google.com/maps?q=Aleja+Elvisa+Presleya,+Krak%C3%B3w,+Polen&hl=no&ie=UTF8&sll=50.019404,19.860964&sspn=0.011016,0.033023&oq=krakow+elvi&t=h&hnear=Aleja+Elvisa+Presleya,+30-321+Krak%C3%B3w,+Wojew%C3%B3dztwo+ma%C5%82opolskie,+Polen&z =16
Peter-KRK
4 Aug 2013  #7
Obi-Wana Kenobiego Street in Grabowiec near Toruń.
(3xW).starwars.pl/ulica_kenobiego_eng.php

Grabowiec, a small town founded by Dutch settlers in 16th century, has since April 2005 been the place to visit for Star Wars fans from all over Poland. It was then that plates with the street name "ul. Obi-Wana Kenobiego" (Obi-Wan Kenobi's Street) were installed by the local authorities.

The town is situated ~10 kilometers (~5 miles) to the south-east from the city of Toruń, in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie province. It would seem an unlikely place for a Star Wars event to take place. It did happen however and the news of naming one of Grabowiec' streets after a hero of the Clone Wars have traveled far beyond Polish borders.

Teleexpressu Street, Krynica Morska

Why not Wiadomości Wieczornych Street? Or may be Różowej Serii Street.
What next? Simpsobów Street? Bonanzy Street?
But it is OK. Everything is better than dead people as the names of the streets which look like a cementary.
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
4 Aug 2013  #8
There should be balance. Dead famous people plus amusing names from wide pop culture, too.

Sometimes names can cause a scandal.

E.g., there is a roundabout named after rebellious Chechen leader Dudajew (killed by Russians) in Warsaw. I remember how in 2005 the naming by Warsaw authorities unleashed hell on Russian forums, I happily took part in it too. :):):)

Poland Russian leader

Here is: Aleja Elvisa Presleya, Kraków, Poland

Yes, it is in one of the parks in Krakow. I took the photo but don`t know where it is now.

they have a statue of the king as well on that street.

Wow, I missed that one!

More American street names:

Cooper Street in Warsaw

Cooper

Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893 - April 21, 1973) was an American aviator, United States Air Force and Polish Air Force officer, adventurer, screenwriter, film director and producer. His most famous film was the 1933 movie King Kong.
Peter-KRK
5 Aug 2013  #9
Dżochar was OK. Also Kukliński I use everyday.
Lem got a nice new street in Cracow with Decathlon, 2 hotels and the biggest Polish sport and show hall. Szymborska got sth. modest for a change.

Tischner/Turowicz team got streets towards Zakopane planned as Góralska and Nowotarska. I liked old proposals much more.
A huge misunderstanding is "Ronald Reagan Central Square" instead of old Central Square in Communist Nowa Huta. It's a very big mistake. Ronnie does't match to such an oriental climates. He should have any nice avenue in the other part of Cracow like Washington has.

What is the future?
-dziebły - Danowskiego
Sosabowskiego
Iwaszki
Arctowskiego
Kaplickiego
gen. Wittek
Ofiar Katynia
Real warzone!
For civilians we'll get only:
Bunscha
Humboldta
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
5 Aug 2013  #10
A huge misunderstanding is "Ronald Reagan Central Square"

And I like it. It is a nice revenge to call a stalinist-built square with the name of a confirmed anticommunist. :):):)

Central Square in Communist Nowa Huta

What is the future?
-dziebły - Danowskiego
...

What do you mean?
kpc21 1 | 763
5 Aug 2013  #11
Smutna street in £ódź. With prison and cemetary.

maps.google.pl/maps?q=Smutna,+%C5%81%C3%B3d%C5%BA&hl=pl&ie=UTF8&ll=51.788464,19.492203&spn=0.002207,0.005681&sll=52.025459,19.204102&sspn=8.941138,23.269043&hnear=Smutna,+%C5%81%C3%B3d%C5%BA,+Wojew%C3%B3dztwo+%C5%82%C3%B3dzkie&t=m&z=1 8&layer=c&cbll=51.788435,19.49199&panoid=gXgiPfK9d6Y8UunLf7sDDw&cbp=12,162.92,,2,-2.13
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
5 Aug 2013  #12
Smutna street in £ódź. With prison and cemetary.

Smutna Street with such facilities? Yes, it is Sad Street, indeed .....

Hey, sth amusing for a change:

Eccentric Duck Street (from a kid poem) in Dziekanów Leśny

Polish Street
Peter-KRK
6 Aug 2013  #13
And I like it. It is a nice revenge to call a stalinist-built square with the name of a confirmed anticommunist. :):):)

It is a good fun like with Dżochar, but that place is deteriorating for Reagan. Now he looks like a descendant of Lenin whose monument stood a few meters away while Ronnie belongs to the different story. It's not like turning Lenina ave. to Solidarności ave.

What do you mean?

These are planned main streets in Cracow in far future. With exception of Arctowski only dead soldiers (Kaplicki was also the President of Cracow). Known and unknown. Bunsch and Humboldt will mercifully get their streets near new UJ campus in closer future.

They all are a great figures, but I would like sth. less bloody.
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
18 Aug 2013  #14
I am too decent to translate this dirty name for you:

funny Polish street
bluesfan - | 85
18 Aug 2013  #15
that's fcuked, Pawian :) :) :)
OP pawian 157 | 9,066
18 Aug 2013  #16
Not quite.. :) Look up the grammar a bit.... :):)


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