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OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
30 Jul 2009 #121
These are houses in Myslenice, 35KM south of Krakow.
The first two photos are of a modern house with a tached roof, simply a wonderful design and arched to make maximum use of the sun.

The second photo is of a house I am not particularly mad about but this classical "castle look" is very popular here in Poland. When your home really is your castle :)

I do like the roof tiling when it flow over the roof windows like an eye.

The last one seems to be one of the oldest houses in Myslenice.
There is a lot of intricate designs carved in to the wood but this photo does not show it so well.









inkrakow
30 Jul 2009 #122
I love that doorway guarded by dragons, simply exquisite.

It's gorgeous! Where is it?
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
30 Jul 2009 #123
In Krakow, inkrakow :)
Click here for map of location
maps.google.pl/maps?q=krakow+map&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=pl&ei=h9lxSs6jAZGnsAb65tidDA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1
inkrakow
31 Jul 2009 #124
um, I gathered that from the first sentence ;)
any chance of an address or street name?
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
31 Jul 2009 #125
Oh yeah, that map didn't work, I had the marker on the street, I don't know how to save the map location hhhmmm...

It is on Ul. Leopolda Staffa.
McCoy 27 | 1,276
31 Jul 2009 #126
designed by the brits.more photos:

Stegna church
DariuszTelka 5 | 193
12 Dec 2009 #127
Thanks to all the folks posting pictures here, some really nice ones! Pretty diverse and interesting to find all these styles and time-period houses all over the country. That is something that Norway could learn from. Too bad they killed our capitol in the 60's and 70's with modern concrete slab buildings next to old 18 century decorated buildings. Which makes Oslo seem like a schizophrenic nightmare.

I recently found out that my town of Mikolow has upgraded their website considerably with an excellent english version. Big thanks to whomever took the time to actually do this for a small city like that. They also made a birdseye view available with the possibility to click oneself around town to churches, botanical gardens and backstreets.

Link:

mikolow.um.gov.pl

At the bottom of the page is the "Wirtualny spacer po Mikolowie"

Might take a few seconds to load completely, but worth the wait.

Dariusz
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
4 Jan 2010 #128
Glimpses of Poland.

Some examples of Polish architecture you can find all across Poland and in Ukraine and Belarus (the areas encompassed by the Old Republic).

From our golden period when Polish influence could be felt from Kiev to Budapest to the interwar period of 1920-39.

First the great fortress city of Zamość, this reneissance fortress and its city was the most powerfull stronghold in Poland and among the greatest fortresses of Renessaince Europe, while the fortifications deteriorates the city itself largely survived the turbulent years and was restored to its former glory.

Fort
Remnants of the mighty walls of Zamość.
Staszica
To the town square
View on the tower
Streets

The Renaissance streets of old Zamość.
Academy
Zamoyska Academy where Polish military elite once trained.
Town square
Renessaince houses on the town square.
Town square wall

A wall of town square buildings, in the foreground richer merchant houses, in the back regular citizens buildings.

Town square
Another wall of Zamość town square.
Southern wall
South wall of the town square (at least i think its the south one).
Town hall

The magnificent town hall of Zamość, the seat of the civilian administration back when it was a fortress.

Courtyard

Zamoyska academy courtyard.
Arsenal

The arsenal of the old fortress.

Arsenal in full view.

Sean you should've told me earlier i'd hijack yours instead of making a new one, well whats done is done.

I asked WB to merge my thread with yours, i'll post more pics in yours if its OK with you.
Harry
4 Jan 2010 #129
One of the best things about Zamosc is the lack of tourists. I was down there last July (or perhaps August) and there were very very few tourists. Zamosc seems to be one of those places which Poles love to say how wonderful is but isn't quite wonderful enough for them to go there.

The other best thing about Zamosc is the beer: the best beer from the best brewing region in Poland.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
4 Jan 2010 #130
I asked WB to merge my thread with yours, i'll post more pics in yours if its OK with you.

Any time :)

The other best thing about Zamosc is the beer: the best beer from the best brewing region in Poland.

You have my undivided attention, I will look it up immediately, if not sooner :)

Edit*

Twierdza_zamoscplan

Zamość Fortress

(Wiki)

It looks like Nicosia in Cyprus... I think that might have already been in the other thread...Here
Harry
4 Jan 2010 #131
The other best thing about Zamosc is the beer: the best beer from the best brewing region in Poland.

Zwierzyniec. Stunningly good stuff. It's from the same people who do Perla (and I hope you know how good that is). They also do one called Lubelski Pils which is well worth trying. Even the local Grupa Zywiec beer (Lezajsk) is good, far far better than Zywiec!
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
4 Jan 2010 #132
Thanks for the tip.
EchoTheCat - | 137
20 Jan 2010 #133
Well maybe I can show here something interesting. I'm from Poznan, city-fortress and it can be seen on every corner in this city. So I have some intrestong photo comparisions how the architecture was changing. It used to say that buildings in Posen was destroyed to far less extent (hmm I have strang feeling that there's something wrong with this sentence...) than in other cities. It's because prussian way of building which was considered as very solid. And I can say that's true because when you compare today photos and those from 30's there are almost no differences.
EchoTheCat - | 137
20 Jan 2010 #137
On the last picture you can see how destroyed was some of buildings. But after the war they were rebuild exactly the same way.







EchoTheCat - | 137
20 Jan 2010 #138
One more missing picture to last post .



OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Jan 2010 #139
I can show here something interesting. I'm from Poznan,

Great photos, very interesting.
Thanks for posting them, if you have any more please fell free to add them as I think everyone is interested in how things looked in the past and how they compare to today, thanks again.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
4 Jul 2011 #140
Modern Architecture in Poland

What are some examples of modern architecture in Poland?
These new housing blocks in Gdansk made an impression on me.



gdj67 15 | 154
6 Sep 2011 #141
Interesting things happening in Tricity.............. facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.251218741566490.61254.2195 68481398183
PL2011 - | 6
7 Sep 2011 #142
Endless amount of polish architecture and polish cities photos you can find here:

skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=639 ("Miasta polskie");
skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=47 ("Wieżowce i panoramy").
jon357 63 | 14,255
8 May 2015 #143
Merged: Best modern architecture in Europe prize - for Szczecin

The biannual Mies Van Der Rohe prize has gone to Poland. In effect, it's for the best modern building in Europe over the last two years - the building in question is the new Szczecin Philharmonic. It's certainly a very good building and very radical architecture.

This link is to a Polish article, saying more or less as above and with a good picture.

The Szczecin Philharmonic received the Mies van der Rohe architectural European Award, and thus the title of best European building, which was created in the last two years. The award was collected in Barcelona by the Szczecin president Piotr Krzystek.

The enthusiasts of Szczecin Philharmonic, which was opened on September 5 last year, call it the iceberg. And the opponents name it a barrack. But there is no doubt that gold concert hall is impressive and acoustics conducive. The entire building has nearly 13 thousand of square meters.

The emergence of new Szczecin Philharmonic building in the final Mies van der Rohe prize some compared to the nominations for the Oscars. To the world of architecture it's, however, more because this most prestigious award, signed by the European Commission, shall be granted to only one contender and once of every two years.

polityka.pl/tygodnikpolityka/kraj/1610941,1,filharmonia-szczecinska-najlepszym-budynkiem-europy.read









Harry
8 May 2015 #144
The biannual Mies Van Der Rohe prize has gone to Poland. In effect, it's for the best modern building in Europe over the last two years

Good news, isn't it. Last year the Finlandia Prize for Architecture was also won by a building in Poland, in Warsaw to be exact. I wanted to put up a thread about it but Admin told me that it would be off topic and I may find a [word redacted] forum and discuss it there.
jon357 63 | 14,255
16 Jun 2015 #145
This is amazing - some of Warsaw's most characteristic buildings available to by as cut out paper projects:

It took more than six years to design and construct Warsaw's famous PKO Rotunda, but you can build it in a few minutes. Your construction tools: scissors, some glue, and your own two hands.

wired.com/2015/06/warsaws-brutalist-buildings-dutifully-recreated-paper

They've even included the graffiti!
Harry
16 Jun 2015 #146
some of Warsaw's most characteristic buildings available to by as cut out paper projects

Very nice, but not cheap though, considering what they are.
Atch 17 | 2,993
16 Jun 2015 #147
Admin told me that it would be off topic

Carry me out and bury me decently, where you would you get the patience to deal with them.
Thanks for the link to the paper buildings Jon, stunning. What a pity there isn't more of that kind of thing on this forum. Stuff that's to do with Poland and actually interesting and nice.


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