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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:54 AM   #481
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Good job DocentX! It's nice to see how these ancient towns are revitalizing starting with a huge make-over of their historic core and their pedestrianizing. Keep up the good work.

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Old August 14th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #482
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Old August 17th, 2010, 12:10 PM   #483
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What did those look like last time
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Old August 17th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #484
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Great job, revitalizing the old city is always a brilliant idea!!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #485
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I was in Warsaw in May and got an all day transit pass and the new transit map and I must say without exageration it was far superior than Toronto's transit system in getting me from A to B quickly and conveniently.
I'm from Warsaw as well, but will have to disagree. The interface between the metro, streetcars and buses is disjointed, as is the fare system. That alone makes travelling pretty annoying. It's even worse if you attempt to go anywhere within the region on a regular basis. It's like GO, but worse, because it's non-existent for the most part and where it does exist, its unpredictable. But I will agree with you on the car aspect; from what I gather, it's simply because the spatial arrangement of most settlements revolved around the proximity of an industry/use and it's housing estate (i.e., they were meant to be self sufficient) and, on top of that, a crippling economy in the 70's/80's meant little transit infrastructure investments. Now that those bonds have been broken (i.e., you didn't have to work for the army if you lived in the army 'osiedle'), the massive spatial disarray can only be navigated by car.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #486
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You may not have been to Warsaw in a while. I was reluctant to use the system until I got the map...maybe I was lucky, but all connections worked with no or minimal delays. I could get anywhere on transit even far-flung areas. Also rolling stock is quite new overall. Only bad is that transit workers in Warsaw are as surly as TTC workers. Their SKM trains are like our GO and are less predictable, like our Go system. Next year, there will be a direct rail link from Chopin airport to downtown. I would love to hear your impressions when you visit again. Pozdrawiam

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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #487
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Two new examples from Poland:

Ruda Śląska
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http://www.rynek.rsl.pl/p,s,dziennik_budowy.html

Kielce (southern Poland)






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Old September 21st, 2010, 11:35 AM   #488
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Old September 21st, 2010, 12:06 PM   #489
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And I was wondering recently when in Lisboa "What happened to the harbour?"
Great place with Oceanarium as a star. When this revitalization happend? in 1998?
And what Portugueses did with the harbour ?
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 12:37 AM   #490
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Ladies and gentlemen, Wrocław. Don't even ask how those buildings looked like before revitalization. Well, II WW won't be visible no more there:

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Old September 27th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #491
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And I was wondering recently when in Lisboa "What happened to the harbour?"
Great place with Oceanarium as a star. When this revitalization happend? in 1998?
And what Portugueses did with the harbour ?
It moved to Sines XXI, further south, and there is also the south bank of the Tagus river. But you will still find what's left of the harbour in Alcântara, even though there are plans to revitalise the bits of the riverfront that haven't been touched yet, amongst which you have the new Cruise Ship Terminal (currently U/C):

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Old September 27th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #492
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Interesting to know this...

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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #493
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Osijek,commie building...its only paint but it looks better



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Old September 28th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #494
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Hotel Osijek (left is how it looks now and right how it looked before)

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Old October 6th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #496
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Poland:


Warsaw





Kraków



Gdańsk



Poznań





Wrocław



Toruń



Szczecin



Rzeszów



Zamość



Sandomierz



Białystok





Bielsko-Biała



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Jelenia Góra



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Bobolice castle



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Old October 6th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #497
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I love this thread, It's good seeing the past come alive via these restorations!
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Old October 6th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #498
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DocentX - you must spend a lot of time to pick just the right time to take pics, your last selection is amazing!
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Old October 6th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #499
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awesome Poland!
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Old October 16th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #500
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Thanks for the great photos - wonderful to see these beautiful Polish cities being restored after so many years of neglect, the country has a marvellous heritage and will certainly benefit from all this work.
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