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time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #31
where are you from, hhHHHhhmmMMmm

from the uk :-)
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #32
maybe through rose coloured glasses from the good times i have had there. i just think it`s a more attractive rynek, this may sound weird but more of a square. krakow seems to loose some of this due to it`s size.

Any photos?
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #33
yes but need to get them re-sized.

your other comment was fine i can take it as well as give it :-) uk but not by birth, although i have lived here most of my life.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #34
uk but not by birth

Ah, so there is some hope for you :)

I never know how people will take what is written on here as there is no intonation.

Have you tried the "paint" program, that comes free with most computers(if not all)?

Open a photo in it, then go to "image" "resize/skew" and 25% seemed to work for me before.
And then it is trial and error from there on out.
I think it is funny that I am giving advise to someone about computers, I do not know much, not even about computers :)
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #35
I never know how people will take what is written on here as there is no intonation

yeah i know what you mean, im not a big flag waver (although i did time in HM forces) for me where someones from is a point of interest not conflict. and i never take myself too serious anyway. i will check out the paint and try and post. i may be gone some time :-)
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #36
i may be gone some time :-)

If you need a hand just ask.

If i can do it, anyone can.
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #37
i will put damm not worked i will try again if its worked ignore my last.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #38
Sometimes it does not work if you edit a previously unsuccessful posting.
So then you have to wait for someone to post and have another bash :)

I think so, or A.I. is alive and well and my computer is just messing with my head.
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #39
2nd attempt alittle too small but at least its on. i will try to get them bigger next time.



loco polaco 3 | 353
5 Jan 2009 #40
Krakow was the original capital of Poland

check that again Sean. :D

Notice on the last picture how the wall ins re-enforced and tappers in towards the top to give added support so they could build higher.

that is the way of mason structures.

i find the wooden structures the most unique of all. the other arch. all types are found all over the place outside of PL too.
polishgirltx
5 Jan 2009 #41
check that again

first was Gniezno, then Kraków, then Warszawa...
:)

but actually it gets more complicated :) check out the table on that site...
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolica_Polski
Seanus 15 | 19,706
5 Jan 2009 #42
Without Googling it, was it Gniezno or sth like that?

Aha, PGTX beat me to it
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #43
fingers crossed :-) tried for two there but one was still too big.


  • wroclaw rynek
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #44
2nd attempt alittle too small but at least its on.

Looks like German architecture like in Poznan.
But i would need a closer look.

check that again Sean. :D

It was the Capital but perhaps not the original but who knows were it was in the stone age ;) ha ha ha

Archaeological evidence suggests that a settlement had been established in the Stone Age on the present site of the Wawel Hill.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w#History
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #45
Looks like German architecture

breslau (sorry)
Prince 15 | 590
5 Jan 2009 #46
Looks like German architecture like in Poznan.

What are the differences between German and Polish architecture ? Which buildings in Poznań are build in German style which are in Polish show me the differences ? Tell me which buildings on old market in Poznań have been build by Germans ? I know history of all buildings on old market in Poznań we can have interesting debate.
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #47
hopefully another. cheers for that sean.



OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #48
wroclaw rynek

Where were you when you took these photos?
In a helicopter? cool :)

What are the differences between German and Polish architecture ? Which buildings in Poznań are build in German style which are in Polish show me the differences ? Tell me which buildings on old market in Poznań have been build by Germans ?

Ha ha ha ha, easy tiger! ha ha ha.
I think it looks like German Architecture.
It may well not be but it is very different to anything round here and looks much more like Poznan and Germany/Austria.
Don't take offence, I realise that the name of this thread is wrong.
It should not be "Polish Architecture" but "Architecture in Poland" because a lot of the photos i have posted are actually Italian architecture, except Zakopane.

I know history of all buildings on old market in Poznań we can have interesting debate.

Excellent, tell us more.
loco polaco 3 | 353
5 Jan 2009 #49
It was the Capital but perhaps not the original but who knows were it was in the stone age ;) ha ha ha

nope, not the stone ages but that other place is where PL actually became. krakow was only the cap for a very short time, comparigley.

10/10

ah, who cares.. show off the real Capital and we'll talk. ;) :D

that's Floriańska Street... it's a part of the Royal Road which takes you from Brama Floriańska -> Floriańska Street -> Main Square -> Grodzka Street -> to the Wawel Hill...

to Vien? lol
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #50
Where were you when you took these photos?
In a helicopter? cool :)

there is a bell tower in one corner ( i have forgot the name) of the rynek and you get great views, it`s a couple of zl to get up but well worth it
Prince 15 | 590
5 Jan 2009 #51
I think it look like German Architecture

In my opinion it is renesance architecture... inside part of old market is typical Renaissance.

have posted are actually Italian architecture

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

Yet it remains unsure why the Renaissance began in Italy, and why it began when it did.

Do you call all Renaissance buildings in Europe Italian ? Nooo
time means 5 | 1,310
5 Jan 2009 #52
I think it look like German Architecture

i agree with sean on this.



OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #53
Prince

I would be delighted if you were to post photos and comments about architecture any where in Poland. That goes for the rest fo you too :)

I am just glad somebody is reading this thread ha ha ha.

Yet it remains unsure why the Renaissance began in Italy, and why it began when it did.

Yep, that's it.

I say they look German because when I was in Poznan, I thought they looked Renaissance/German because of the thinness of them and the regularity of them.

Do you call all Renaissance buildings in Europe Italian ? Nooo

No but as you have quoted the renaissance began in Italy, they had top architects come from Italy to Krakow to do it here.
Nothing wrong with that at all, is there?
I could be just reading you wrong.
Prince 15 | 590
5 Jan 2009 #54
I don't want to look like Bratwurst in different debate when he realised that Reichstag had been build by Pole he argued that it was rebuild and now it is "true" German building... but I don't agree with statements suggesting that folk culture is true Polish and all european trends like Renaissance, Baroque or something like that are not true Polish because came from Italy ... and were brought by somebody.

Now we are going to have new eco-style...noticable in whole world.

Edward Konieczny is nominated to Mies van der Rohe award 2009.

As to German influences (If you work in this industry you should know wallpaper magazine):

Is Warsaw the new Berlin?

Aatrial House, built for a family of three, rises from a beautiful open site not far from Opole in the Southern Polish region of Silesia.

Aatrial house. Robert Konieczny

It is polish architecture but it is part of worldwide trend.

No but as you have quoted the renaissance began in Italy, they had top architects come from Italy to Krakow to do it here.

In 16th century Poland was one of the richest countries in Europe so there was many Scots or Italians immigrating to Poland.

I am not specialist in Kraków's architecture so I am not going to discuse the history of buildings you have posted.

As to Poznań Old Market has been build long before strong influences you have mentioned.



Poznań's Town Hall (Ratusz) was first documented in Latin in 1310 as Domus Consulum.[1] The building was completed in 1300 during the reign of Wacław II Czeski. It was a one-storey building built upon a raised quadrangle..

OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #55
Thank you Prince,
I personally am very interested in the new echo housing, very interesting designs, using natural and modern material designs with a strong focus on energy consumption and reflecting the landscape.

I would love to build my own house like this :)))
polishgirltx
5 Jan 2009 #56
Edward Konieczny

that looks awesome!
ladykangaroo - | 165
5 Jan 2009 #57
Great topic, I do not have much time at the moment but I have to bookmark it and take a closer look at all the photos here :)

BTW: have you tried a simple and free software called Irfanview? (irfanview.com)
It's a great and extremely simple tool for resizing and optimizing photos, only ImageReady which used to come with Photoshop up to CS2 version could beat it.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #58
i will check that out. And please feel free to post an Architecture from Poland.
pawian 171 | 12,365
5 Jan 2009 #59
Warsaw, old
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2009 #60
Hi Pawian,
Correct me if I am wrong but was Warsaw, old town not destroyed by Hitler and then rebuilt with the use of painting, during communism?.

i thought you might have a few buildings tooked away :)


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