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Old July 16th, 2013, 06:31 AM   #381
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Poland is filled to the brim with pretty and charming little cities with unpronounceable names. lol

Grudziądz

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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #382
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Grudziadz is great. The waterfront with all those granaries has tons of potential for tourism.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #383
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Grudziądz is also the smallest city with trams in Poland .





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Old July 16th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #384
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Narrow, cobblestone alleys and Catholic churches in Lublin remind me of gorgeous Italy. Sadly, the Old Town is tiny and densely built-up urban areas, like in other Polish historic cities, are extremely rare...

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Old July 17th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #385
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Old July 18th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #387
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Warsaw=Warszawa (pron.: Vaarshaavaa)

Also nice little city with unpronouncable name
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Old July 18th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #388
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Poland is filled to the brim with pretty and charming little cities with unpronounceable names. lol

Grudziądz.
"Graudenz" in german. Thats the "good" thing of this regions history. Most of the citys have also a german name which makes a bit easier for me to deal with it.
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PS. Not many people know that over 20 churches were torn down (and have never been rebuilt) in Krakow in the 18-19th century - link...
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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #390
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"Graudenz" in german. Thats the "good" thing of this regions history. Most of the citys have also a german name which makes a bit easier for me to deal with it.
I don't think that German times (=black spot, destruction, hunger etc.) or even German names (=often converted from original Polish names) can be good things of history.

btw. Polish language is nicer than German but much more difficult so not for minimalists
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So everything in this cities related to germans is horrible? Many of this beautiful buildings that are shown here were build by german inhabitants or during the time these cities were part of Prussia or Austria (Silesia, Galicia). Or do you really think in bygone days of polish sovereignty there were no "black spot, destruction, hunger" in this regions? Ridiculous.
People living in a city give them a name in their language. More or less Germans lived there. Where is the problem or why should it be bad?
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From my opinion it all became bad after 1939-1945, which is completely understandable. From what I heard from my ancestors, even in the new Poland of 1918 they didn't have problems with the German minority. (They lived in Western-Poland).

And of course when these territories became Polish (sometimes again), then it was, from my point of view, quite normal that people have these connotations after what just happened in the war.
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"More or less Germans lived there. Where is the problem or why should it be bad? "
I think there's no really problems with it. The times they are a-changing
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So everything in this cities related to germans is horrible? Many of this beautiful buildings that are shown here were build by german inhabitants or during the time these cities were part of Prussia or Austria (Silesia, Galicia). Or do you really think in bygone days of polish sovereignty there were no "black spot, destruction, hunger" in this regions? Ridiculous.
People living in a city give them a name in their language. More or less Germans lived there. Where is the problem or why should it be bad?
There is no problem at all. I myself originally come from Toruń (Thorn) in northern PL, that is one of the most beautiful cities in this part of Europe, and this city's got a huge German history - no one denies this. That's our history, for ages Poles and Germans have been living so close to each other - we have built a common heritage. Obviosuly, there were times of prosperity & stagnation both under German and Polish control, but that's history now. We should be thank, that Toruń today is known of his beautiful architecture, which is unique to post-war Europe, at least taking into account the scale and level of preserved monuments
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 09:06 PM   #398
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So everything in this cities related to germans is horrible? Many of this beautiful buildings that are shown here were build by german inhabitants or during the time these cities were part of Prussia or Austria (Silesia, Galicia). Or do you really think in bygone days of polish sovereignty there were no "black spot, destruction, hunger" in this regions? Ridiculous.
People living in a city give them a name in their language. More or less Germans lived there. Where is the problem or why should it be bad?
here is the answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_xUIDRxdmc&sns=fb

sorry for this little off-top...
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here is the answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_xUIDRxdmc&sns=fb

sorry for this little off-top...
Mayby you should listen to Matthaus Passion (JSB) ? It's also in german
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Oh it's no off topic, it's just stupid.
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