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Old July 20th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #121
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Old July 22nd, 2012, 06:27 PM   #122
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Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy (Przemysl)
This one is roman catholic unfortunately
you ment this one (from http://polskaniezwykla.pl, by G.Karnas )
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 02:43 PM   #123
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Ucityguides - "Moldova's capital is an eyesore. It's an industrial city mostly made up of very ugly Soviet-style apartment buildings, most of them decaying (and not very clean either). There are many unattractive Soviet-era cities in Eastern Europe, but we expect more from a capital."

Travel.au - "If ever you want to see a place blighted by Soviet architecture, this is the spot to visit. Everything is grey, bulky and entirely devoid of style."

I know few guys from Moldova...Chisinau is not so poor as you might think. On the other hand, many Moldovans (like Poles) are working abroad (they can easily have Romanian-EU passport).

Lodz-Chisinau Comparison: http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living...nau&city2=Lodz
Similar sized cities in Poland...

Lubin (mostly modern architecture, Lower Silesia)


Przemysl


I think that cities like Przemysl for example are much more attractive without the modern wave of highrises.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 02:51 PM   #124
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 04:35 PM   #125
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Pre-war Gdansk was quite nice (maybe even more beautiful than Krakow)...

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 07:34 PM   #126
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I have seen Krakow this June and so far its one of the nicest cities I have seen in Europe and the most beautiful of Poland.
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Thanks for the generous compliment.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 09:34 PM   #127
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Lublin


Lwow (probably most beautiful city in pre-war Poland, now Ukraine)
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:44 PM   #128
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wonderful cities, charme and flair.

i like warszawa because of the contrast new- modern, warm - cold, history - future. but i am not able to make a ranking.
but what do you think about bielsko-biala?
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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #129
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wonderful cities, charme and flair.

i like warszawa because of the contrast new- modern, warm - cold, history - future. but i am not able to make a ranking.
but what do you think about bielsko-biala?
Personally, I don't find Bielsko-Biala so attractive (rapid post-war growth, so many commieblocks)...However it's one of the best developed cities in Poland (low unemployment, good city for business).

Bielsko-Biala



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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #130
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Most beautiful cities in Poland (based on the votes so far):
1. Krakow
2. Torun
3. Lublin/Warsaw
4. Gdansk
5. Zamosc
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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #131
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Largest cities by population that aren't on the list above...

Lodz


Wroclaw
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Old July 24th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #132
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Lublin (Church of St. Michael model on the left, church was demolished in the 19th century)
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Old July 24th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #133
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Lublin (Church of St. Michael model on the left, church was demolished in the 19th century)
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Old July 25th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #134
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Westerplatte (Gdansk) - the place where the opening shots of WWII were fired...
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Old July 25th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #135
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My Top 5 - Krakow (historical capital of Poland, beautiful architecture and historic buildings, untouched during WWII), Lublin (a unique kind of architecture called Lublin Renaissance, city wasn't destroyed much in WWII), Torun (the largest number of preserved Gothic houses in Poland, survived WWII largely intact), Zamosc (an exceptional example of a Renaissance town, not destroyed during WWII), Przemysl (a lovely town situated on seven hills, not destroyed during WWII).

History has not been kind to Poland's architecture and it's really hard to find well-preserved cites.
Of course, Przemysl wasn't destroyed, but even this city didn't escape the disaster of WW2 unscathed.


There's no city in Poland fully preserved.

And cities like Gdansk are still very neglected in so many areas (photos by Kristoff1177, central part of a city)...









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Old July 25th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #136
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There's no city in Poland fully preserved.

And cities like Gdansk are still very neglected in so many areas (photos by Kristoff1177, central part of a city)...

That;s not entirely true - Krakow, Torun, Zamosc to name a few, but yes by and large most cities and even towns suffered damage. No country has ever been subjected to such complete destruction as Poland during WWII, but this doesn't mean that important buildings and heritage didn't survive or weren't rebuilt.

And btw, that last photo above is outdated, those buildings have all been restored.
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Warsaw Post-War Reconstruction to Present
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In my personal oppinion, it is Gdansk.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #138
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And cities like Gdansk are still very neglected in so many areas (photos by Kristoff1177, central part of a city)...








hey, hey it's NBA - most of the areas you focusing on, being destroyed in a last 15 years
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Old July 26th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #139
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hey, hey it's NBA - most of the areas you focusing on, being destroyed in a last 15 years
I've been in Gdansk few months ago and I noticed that some areas look like WW2 just ended yesterday...Maybe they've been destroyed in a last 15 years, I'm not sure.

I read that Granary Island, Main Town and Old Town were heavily damaged (over 80%) during WW2 and these areas have not yet been fully rebuilt.
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The Ducal Castle


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Reconstructed townhouses

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