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FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #1
I think it would be nice to see some pictures of your hometown, people lifestyles in Poland or from vacation/holidays.

I'll start with this picture of the Tatry:
Poznan:
Warsaw:
Guest
15 Jun 2006  #2
Wow, quite impressive. You don't get to see so old and nice buildings in the US...
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #3
I know. It's crazy to imagine that when a lot of the old town structures in PL were built we just had indians and tee-pee's here. I was blown away by the arcitecture. I have more to post soon. I hope that others will add. it's quite amazing if you've never been there.
Guest
15 Jun 2006  #4
Now it's time to post some pictures of yours, Fisz :).

BTW - seems you have a good "picture-taker" -- very nice and lively colors...
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #5
Now it's time to post some pictures of yours, Fisz

More pictures? I will :) Kodak Digital 6.1 Mega pixel. I had to resize them though.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #6
Wow, quite impressive. You don't get to see so old and nice buildings in the US...

Hey - that`s nothing - it also isn`t very old.

Here you have photogalleries from over 100 town and cities in Poland:

ga.com.pl/miasta.htm

and various castles (it`s not even the full list)

ga.com.pl/zamki.htm
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #7
Same building in warsaw. I think its the Palace of Culture ... can someone verify this? It was the first thing I saw getting out of the train station. I didn't spend much time there though. I was mostly in Poznan and Krakow.
Guest
15 Jun 2006  #8
Hey - that`s nothing - it also isn`t very old.

Don't even tell me. I was in Poland a few years ago (I'm Polish living in the US) and miss it again. I haven't made plans where to go this year - maybe I'll go to Poland again :).

Palace of Culture

It's a nice building but I think most Poles want to get rid of it -- since it was built as a "gift" from the USSR government... Some say it doesn't fit the current modern infrastructure.
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #9
Hey - that`s nothing - it also isn`t very old.

It's also different for you because you live there. For us it's very visually stimulating. The building in warsaw doesn't appear to be too old but I've experienced seeing Churches built in the 900's. That's amazing for someone from a country that's so young.

You have to realize that we have NO culture here.

since it was built as a "gift" from the USSR government

Hmmm...learn something new each day :)

Seeing things like this isn't too common:
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #10
Warsaw is actually only 50 years old - cose it has been destroyed in 75% during WWII the Germans have dynamited it out of revenge.

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Soviet architecture - and when we`re speaking about the Palace of Culture and Science - has been actually modeled after the skyscraper architecture in New York and Chicago and the Polish architecture that you can see in i.e. in Krakow :) btw.

untill the 70s the PKIN was the second tallest building in Europe.

..the building is also quite an innovative construction for its times, cose a large part of it is build out of ceramics.

Today - as you have seen the area around the PKIN is a total mess. but that is going to change in the near future.

I`ve got a good source of various original historic-and non historic photos of various places in Poland - as well as the visualizations of projects that show how everything is going to look like in a few years. When I`m going to have more time I`m going to show it to you.
Guest
15 Jun 2006  #11
I'm a Warsawer and I must say I don't mind the PofC being there - and I don't think too many of my townsfolk do. Anyway, it's going to be literally overshadowed by taller modern buildings all around it soon.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #12
Well, it already is from some some perspectives.
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #13
Rural Poland is very nice too:
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #14
Poznan:

btw. I see that you`ve been in Poznan before the renovation. I can not look at historic buildings that are being devastated this way - there is no place for satelite dishes on houses like those and those colors are horrible.
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #15
btw. I see that you`ve been in Poznan before the renovation

Actually I haven't. That picture was taken by someone else. I have some Poznan pics but they're on a different PC. I'll get them on disc.

When do you think this was taken?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #16
When do you think this was taken?

probably before september last year - though it looks much older.
milan
15 Jun 2006  #17
Rural Poland is very nice too:

Yep, that's the main reason I go to Poland actually - it's sooo good not to see the sky scrapers in Chicago :).
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #18
Yep, that's the main reason I go to Poland actually - it's sooo good not to see the sky scrapers in Chicago

how about some national parks:
Desert:
or pyramides:
milan
15 Jun 2006  #19
Wow, it's like from a fairy tale or something :).
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #20
I had no idea that PL had desert land.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #21
Wow, it's like from a fairy tale or something smile

It`s really nothing.
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #22
I do have to say that the pyramids are interesting looking. Are they masonic pyramids?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #23
I had no idea that PL had desert land.

It`s not far from Krakow - it`s the Bledowska Desert - it`s a kind of desert in which you wouldn`t die out of dehydration cose after a few hours of walk you`d find a green area. Beside the deasert is constantly shrinking - previously it had been much bigger.
milan
15 Jun 2006  #24
I do have to say that the pyramids are interesting looking. Are they masonic pyramids?

I'm surprised they haven't been devastated yet (hopefully they are on a private property or guarded from the vandals)
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #25
btw. I asume that you were in Krakow and you`ve visited Wieliczka ?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #26
I do have to say that the pyramids are interesting looking. Are they masonic pyramids?

Yep. The similarity is qite striking: Most places here had a masonic lodge.

Some of the pyramids are devastated - cose they are located in those rural areas..
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #27
I asume that you were in Krakow and you`ve visited Wieliczka ?

Yes. Amazing!!! I've never seen anything like it. To think that all of the salt sculptures were crafted by the workers out of free will w/ no pay is amazing in itself.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
15 Jun 2006  #28
Yes. Amazing!!!

Yes - you won`t find a second place like this in the whole world.

I`ve got tons of photos from Krakow and the sorrounding areas.. castles ect.

I`m going to post everything when I`m going to have more time.
OP FISZ 24 | 2,116
15 Jun 2006  #29
Dzieki! I'm happy to finally see some pictures in this forum.

Do you know if there are any pyramids near Posen?
Wujek_Dobra_Rada
17 Jun 2006  #30
Do you know if there are any pyramids near Posen?

No - but you shouldn`t use the name "Posen" cose you might get a ver negative reaction.

The city is being called Poznan.

You know the Germans when they occupy something - they give the place a german name and

using those names can bring you into troubble.


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