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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #861
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especially for you since you're a fan of neo-gothic, this recently restored from 1874 suburban Warsaw train station at Skierniewice:



some cool socialist era sgrafitto



in famous Prus novel Lalka, the hero tries to commit suicide here seeing his beloved with someone else. the statue has a pocket where lovers can leave notes:

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Old August 31st, 2012, 06:42 AM   #862
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I am so glad this building was restored.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 09:52 PM   #863
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Warsaw gas station, 1920's.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 12:50 AM   #864
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btw, the first extraction of petroleum in history happened in Poland.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 02:20 AM   #865
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especially for you since you're a fan of neo-gothic, this recently restored from 1874 suburban Warsaw train station at Skierniewice:



some cool socialist era sgrafitto



in famous Prus novel Lalka, the hero tries to commit suicide here seeing his beloved with someone else. the statue has a pocket where lovers can leave notes:


Nice station, reminds me somehow of the one in Malbork
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Old September 1st, 2012, 02:49 AM   #866
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yes, it does, but the one in Malbork has a very unique interior.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 01:26 AM   #867
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restoration of one of the ruins on Prķżna Street along Grzybowska Square is nearing completion:

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condition prior to restoration:

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are is very popular especially during Warsaw's Singer Jewish Festival:



update (Prozna 7 & 9) - the exterior and interior is being faithfully restored:























thanks Piotrek00 for amazing pics

and adamMa for this one:



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the building with the rounded bay windows is next:





then the famous one at the corner although no plans definite plans yet



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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #868
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Why is the rear of that building so different?
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Old September 5th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #870
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Why is the rear of that building so different?
it relates to the contemporary building on that side and there were no surviving or salvageable fragments of the historic building on this side. the interior is apparently very impressive.
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Old September 5th, 2012, 03:04 AM   #871
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That photo from 1979 is a wonderful example of that vile decade when cities throughout the world were systematically being trashed by egotistical architects who of course knew best on how our environment should look.
It's good to see how Warasw, despite all the losses from WW2 and the commie era, is taking it's place again as one of Europe's great cities
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Old September 9th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #872
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the Athens Charter though well-intentioned did indeed do a lot of damage, the total abandonment of context for the sake of fresh air (they didn't foresee pollution choked freeways) and sun (blocked out by skyscraper canyons)

speaking of the return to context, a nice corner of Warsaw coming back to life:

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That photo from 1979 is a wonderful example of that vile decade when cities throughout the world were systematically being trashed by egotistical architects who of course knew best on how our environment should look.
Well it shows "Rotunda" building devastated by deadly gas explosion but normally it was rather liked by the people, popular date spot.
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I never knew that Warsaw is the new capital of Poland, I always thought that it was Berlin.. Maybe I got something wrong..
Berlin is the capital of Germany ! xD
Berlin was never the capital of Poland!
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I never knew that Warsaw is the new capital of Poland, I always thought that it was Berlin.. Maybe I got something wrong..
This is a thread on architecture, therefore:

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Just a few before and afters:













behind those trees, this street is still intact





















big thanks to Polex
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I never knew that Warsaw is the new capital of Poland, I always thought that it was Berlin.. Maybe I got something wrong..
Yeah, I think you may have. I suggest you buy a world map or globe before you post here. It will save you the embarrassment.
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I must've had misschecked my facts since I thought this part of Germany don't have a separate capital. Sorry for my lack of facts, but not everyone could know about this region's autonomies or smth. For example, I could not know the capital names of other German lands. Cheers...
I see what you're trying to do troll, but it's not going to work. I thought you were just stupid, but it appears you're just an *******.
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yes, you guessed it, let's not say a word more to this obvious mental patient.
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yes, you guessed it, let's not say a word more to this obvious mental patient.
Agreed.
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