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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Łódź (Lodz) - capital of Central Poland

Lodz (Łódź, which means in Polish "boat") - capital of central Poland, a city in the centre of Europe:



Łódź the City of Culture - part 1:



Łódź the City of Culture - part 2:



Palace, garden and manufacture which belonged to the Poznański family:

















The old Poznański's manufacture has been changed into a modern shopping, cultural and entertainment centre 'Manufaktura'.

Piotrkowska Street - the longest shopping street of Europe with many pubs and clubs:





















Grand Hotel today:



...and yesterday:



Would you in Łódź? www.cityoflodz.com

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How to reach Łódź?

Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport: www.airport.lodz.pl
By train: from Warsaw every hour, from Cracow directly two times a day, from Berlin and Poznań - via Kutno.
By car: as shows the map.


Maps from: www.airport.lodz.pl
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:59 PM   #2
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Pictures taken by Yeż Hodowca (from hodowca.blox.pl):

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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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Old November 1st, 2007, 12:27 AM   #4
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Łódź is very interesting. Nice thread
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #5
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November 1 was All Saints Day, especially celebrated in Poland. Here are some photos of Łódź old cemeteries taken by Yeż Hodowca:

The biggest Jewish cemetery in Europe on Bracka Street - New Jewish Cemetery, 'Kirchol':

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Neogothic Karol Scheibler's Chapel on the evangelical part of the Old Cemetery on Ogrodowa Street:

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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:30 PM   #6
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Some pictures of 'Manufaktura' in the old Poznański's textile manufacture - taken by me in January 2007:







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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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Nice, those pics are awesome truly a city of the 21st century.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 11:51 PM   #8
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Pictures taken by Yeż Hodowca:

The building in the left is "Kamienica pod Gutenbergiem" - 86 Piotrkowska Street:



The glass building is Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra on Narutowicz Street:



Kaliska railway station, stadium of FC ŁKS and new sport and show arena under construction; in the background - one of the largest city parks in Europe - Piłsudski Park 'Zdrowie':



A catholic church on Sienkiewicz Street:



Centre of Łódź:



Poznański Palace (in the down-left corner) and 'Manufaktura' shopping and entertainment centre:

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Old November 2nd, 2007, 11:58 PM   #9
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Some photos by Zbigniew Kotecki:



































































































































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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:12 AM   #10
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great collection, i really love such historical cities
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:15 PM   #11
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Great photos, and some great old buildings.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 07:37 PM   #12
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"in the background - the biggest city park of Europe - Piłsudski Park 'Zdrowie'"

With 172 hectares?? No way! Actually the biggest city park in Europe is Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland (712 hectares), the biggest in Poland (and I belive 2nd in Europe) is WPKiW in Chorzów (522 hectares).
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"in the background - the biggest city park of Europe - Piłsudski Park 'Zdrowie'"

With 172 hectares?? No way! Actually the biggest city park in Europe is Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland (712 hectares), the biggest in Poland (and I belive 2nd in Europe) is WPKiW in Chorzów (522 hectares).
OK, now it's correct :] Thanks!
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Old November 4th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #14
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Leopold Kindermann Villa built in Art Noveau style - 31/33 Wólczańska Street. Picture taken by pan_tomas:

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Roosevelt Street in the centre of Łódź (pictures from my mobile phone):









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Old power station (built 1912) in the Poznański's factory - today the biggest disco in Łódź, 'Elektrownia' in 'Manufaktura' centre (picture by Yeż Hodowca):

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Piotrkowska Street:











Aleksander Newski orthodox church on Kilińskiego Street:

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Old tram on Nowomiejska Street (picture by brite):

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Old November 18th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #19
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I love Lodz my city
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Old November 18th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #20
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Sorry but isn't Krakow the second city??
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