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Old December 11th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #201
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I have oftne seen the word destroyed not clearly defined when describing war damage. It could mean burned out with outer srtucture intact as in the case of many buildings in Warsaw or it could mean flattened or obliterated. They should use the word damage instead and define to what extent, like 50 or 75%, 100% damage would imply destroyed. When I visited Wroclaw, I was surprised how intact it looked with few gaps along most streets in certain areas.
This was my first impression too, but that changed after some more visits. Most tourists follow the same path from the main square to Ostrow Tumski, which all looks pretty good. If you move around however you begin to see the bigger picture. Only the western part around the salt market is more or less intact. The northern part is already interspersed with Commie blocks, while the eastern part is mostly gone. A 4 lane road was moreover built in place of what once was the most beautiful part of the old town, the so called "Ohlen". This road splits up the old town and leads to the wrong assumption the old town would end at the road.

BTW: some pics of the lost "Ohlen":




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Old December 11th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #202
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thanks karasek. this kind of character has a very lived-in ancient historic flavour, possibly 18th century or earlier, what is there now looks so much newer. it is indeed a different city if you look that much deeper, but can you post some more pics of old Wroclaw maybe under the European architecture thread - this subject would be fascinating to explore further. as in Warsaw, after the war less gentrified areas it seems were not rebuilt, especially if they did not meet modern technical and sanitary standards or were overcrowded. this thinning out process to allow in air and light took away a great deal of character.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #203
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This so called "Ohlen" was on of the poorest areas and was full of dirt, crap and other stuff like that. The buildings themselves were also nothing special.

Sorry guys but we should ge free from this damn nostalgy

Let us focus on the present
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Old December 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #204
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well yes these areas were slums quite often as in Warsaw which probably would have been cleared or thinned out eventually anyway, but you're right lets see more of today's Wroclaw.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #205
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Since no one else than me (even the author himself ) is not interested in presenting some new pictures, I am "forced" to do this

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"Szczytnicka" street.

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Same as above.

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For those who like "mixes" of old and new.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #206
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352.

"Plac Grunwaldzki" square. For those who are fans of "1984" by George Orwell

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"Chrobrego" street. These buildings on the right side will be renovated soon (In 2011 I think).

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Our town hall.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #207
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355.

For those who like medieval atmosphere.

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"Most Grunwaldzki" bridge. The king of bridges in Wroclaw.

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"Olesnicka" street.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #208
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358.

"Piłsudskiego" street.

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For fans of 19. century districts - "Komuny Paryskiej" street.

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Water in the heart of Wroclaw.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #209
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If You want to visit Wroclaw, please do it between May and September. Because of the weather. The city looks good in spring and summer, but in autumn and winter the weather is awful.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 05:11 PM   #210
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Autumn is the best part of the year in Wroclaw, if you ask me.

Those who like winter also think that the city looks nice then.

Of course, people who prefer sun and cloudless sky should visit the city during Summer or Winter.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #211
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335- I think it's Reja street and pic's taken from Nowowiejska
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Old December 13th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #212
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True. My bad
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361.

"Trzebnicka" street.

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Our "Rynek" market square.

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"Rydygiera" street.
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3 pics of places where You can study in Wroclaw.

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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #215
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3 pics from our market square called "Rynek".

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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #216
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The Cathedreal from behind.

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"Malarska" street. One of the most "extravagant" streets in Wroclaw
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"Muzeum Narodowe" national museum.

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"Kurzy Targ" street.

That's all for today folks
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Welcome, welcome ! I am trully sorry, that I lately haven't been available. I was ill and I had break with SSC and other stuff connected with computer, so You must understand me. As I saw, there are some discussions about our city - I really enjoy such situation, when there is a lot to talk about I will give another piece of Wrocław, which I hope, will heat up the athmosphere in this topic

376) Łokietka street in the Nadodrze district.


377) The northern part of saint Mathew's square.


378) Saint Mathew's square.


379) Łokietka once again.


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381) Duboisa street also in the Nadodrze district.


382) Pomorska in the same area.


383) Duboisa.
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384) Square near the University. Before the war, there were more tenement houses here.


385) University and the University bridge.
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