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Old August 13th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #361
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Those photos of Hamburg are awesome, it is interesting just how modern the city looked.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #362
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Its absolutely heartbreaking that so many of these beautiful cityscapes have been destroyed and so many rich and beautiful places are now gone. However, when I look at old photos, like these and those from elsewhere, which show similar destruction I realise it is losses like these that have been necessary to teach us in Europe that peace is the only way in Europe.

Nevertheless, we have lost some treasures and we must maintain our heritage from now on. Britain has been terrible in the past. We have destroyed whole cities without the help of war, in the name of modernisation and those places still suffer. No intellectual planners academics and architects can fight the basic fact that human beings like beautiful, complex places with a soul, heritage and are well loved and looked after. We must learn from our mistakes!
under these beautiful pictures; it could not be written better than this beautiful wiev
@kampflamm; thank you for these beatiful pictures
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:34 PM   #363
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Germany is georgeous either before WWII or after WWII
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Old January 29th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #364
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Old January 29th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #365
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Gdansk looks beautiful! Fantastic pictures, thanks
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Old January 29th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #366
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #367
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Danzig is so beautiful!
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #368
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soooooooooooooo beautiful
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #369
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looks great!! thank you!! ( its so sunny )
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 02:42 PM   #370
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you know the old geman cities in poland are better restored than the german cities!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:28 PM   #371
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Old February 17th, 2011, 07:55 AM   #372
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Beautiful thread. The photos at the beginning are a vanished world.

But I did not know that Danzig was restored so beautifully. I have seen so many photos of the old gabled buildings from the pre-war years. It looks quite similar to Lübeck, which I was able to visit.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #373
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you know the old geman cities in poland are better restored than the german cities!
How many former German cities in Poland have you seen? Gdansk and, to a lesser extent, Wroclaw, are the only partly reconstructed cities. Many others were forcibly destroyed, like Legnica or Jelenia Gora.
Gdansk is something like a Potemkin village. Commie blocks with historic facades. Have a look at Google Earth and compare Gdansk with preserved Hanseatic towns, like Lübeck, and you see what I mean.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:38 PM   #374
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How many former German cities in Poland have you seen? Gdansk and, to a lesser extent, Wroclaw, are the only partly reconstructed cities. Many others were forcibly destroyed, like Legnica or Jelenia Gora.
Gdansk is something like a Potemkin village. Commie blocks with historic facades. Have a look at Google Earth and compare Gdansk with preserved Hanseatic towns, like Lübeck, and you see what I mean.
Wow... simmer down...
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Just do not listen him (Karasek) ,he behaves strangely when says about Polish Wrocław, Gdańsk etc.
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Just do not listen him (Karasek) ,he behaves strangely when says about Polish Wrocław, Gdańsk etc.
Gdansk is the exception, not the rule. Concluding that old German cities in Poland are better restored than the German cities in Germany is therefore just plain wrong.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #377
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Gdansk is something like a Potemkin village. Commie blocks with historic facades. Have a look at Google Earth and compare Gdansk with preserved Hanseatic towns, like Lübeck, and you see what I mean.
Well they didn't reconstruct them on the inside but afaik it's normal for such reconstructions even Warsaw OLD Town is similar to socrealist blocks under the facades but even in places like Paris it's quite common to leave only facade and demolish the rest because it's not up to modern standards. Of course not all of this buildings are reconstructions, many were only inspired by the Hanseatic architecture but actually are socrealist:

or postmodern:
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Old February 18th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #378
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These pictures are really awesome. Very nice city
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Old February 18th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #379
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It was the mightiest of all air attacks of the entire World War II on a German city, as the British Broadcasting announced in the evening. It was Dortmund already largely destroyed when, on the afternoon of 12 March 1945 more than 1,000 aircraft from England on the way made. More than 100 major attacks since May 1943 had placed above all the city center to rubble, demanded thousands of human lives.

The oldest City Hall north of the Alps

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Central Station before and after

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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #380
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Straßburg / Strasbourg

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