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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #541
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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #542
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Beautiful restorations in Poland that do justice to its amazing history.


In honour of that history, let's also remember that

Since the beginning of the 19th century, Włocławek had a flourishing, sizable Jewish population. After the Nazi occupation in 1939, it became the first town in Europe in which Jews were required to wear yellow Stars of David.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82oc%C5%82awek[/URL


Zamość was a major centre of Jewish life too and birthplace to one of the most important Yiddish authors in history, Isaac Leib Peretz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Leib_Peretz


I'd love to see some evidence of Poland's thousand-year-old Jewish heritage in these amazing renovations. Dziekuje.
actually a lot of effort has been given in recent years to restoring and reviving Poland's Jewish heritage. This tradition started after the tragic aftermath of WWII when many synagogues were rebuilt after being destroyed or ransacked, of especial note and my favourite is the Old Synagogue in Kazimierz in Krakow near where I live. It's the oldest synagogue in Poland still standing which was meticulously pieced together after the war.



Most recently in Zamosc the Old Synaggue was beautifully restored:













Zamosc itself is probably the biggest historic restoration of a single city in Poland right now. More info:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...373765&page=89

This is a very extensive subject as there is much more such revival going on. I will see what else I come across. Cheers
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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #543
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Thanks for posting those amazing pics of Poland's restored Jewish heritage, which is also 1/2 of my heritage (Radom). Please try to take / post more pics like these whenever you can. Same goes for the Lithuanian posters, which is the other half of my heritage (Kaunas/Kovno). Dzieki! Dekoju!

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Old December 17th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #544
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Now we only need to import some jews to fill those synagogues.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #545
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don't need to import, there already there, coming out of hiding

you're welcome Elkhanan1 - I'll do what I can when anything comes up.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #546
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I'll come for a visit and help fill the synagogues for a few hours.

BTW, I can't believe the amazing renewal going on in Poland today, and not just the restorations. A lot of new development is great too. It's like there's a wave of energy and creativity sweeping the country. Very cool to see.
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You're more than welcome...I'll give you a tour if I'm in town. We've waited a long time for peace, that's all we need to fix up this place.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #548
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #549
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wow Polish architecture is almost or has surpassed Italian architecture. very beautiful one of the best countrys architectural wise in europe.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #550
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great work Poland
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Beautiful restorations in Poland that do justice to its amazing history.


In honour of that history, let's also remember that

Since the beginning of the 19th century, Włocławek had a flourishing, sizable Jewish population. After the Nazi occupation in 1939, it became the first town in Europe in which Jews were required to wear yellow Stars of David.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82oc%C5%82awek[/URL

Zamość was a major centre of Jewish life too and birthplace to one of the most important Yiddish authors in history, Isaac Leib Peretz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Leib_Peretz


I'd love to see some evidence of Poland's thousand-year-old Jewish heritage in these amazing renovations. Dziekuje.
Some examples of revitalized synagogues in Poland:

Warsaw







Kraków - 'Temple' synagogue





Łódź

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Wrocław









Szczebrzeszyn



Tykocin



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Old December 21st, 2010, 05:03 PM   #552
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Awesome! Great that these restorations are happening in smaller centres too, not just the big cities.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #553
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Lviv rooftop restauration:

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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #554
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Lutheran church in Odesa:

Before:
[IMG]http://i34.************/2z70pw5.jpg[/IMG]

After:
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #555
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Few more restorations in Ukraine:



Ukrainian museum in Chernigiv:
Before:


After


Castle chapel in Starokonstiantyniv:

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Church fortress, 15 C.
before:


after


Restored Armenian church in Lviv:



Restored palace in Vynogradiv:
before:




Restored church in Kremenets'


Not a building but I think still interesting - restoration of two Mark V wwI tanks in Luhansk:









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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #556
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Old January 30th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #557
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some pic from Poland:

Głogów

before:





after:









Katowice

before:



after:



Gdańsk



'sw. Jan' church





'sw. Katarzyna' church:

before:





after:







'Mariacki' church

before:



after:









Toruń

Cathedral







near the cathedral:



Szczecin

cathedral :

before:



after:









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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:09 AM   #559
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This is like the most interesting thread on the board :o
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 07:02 PM   #560
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some pic from Poland:

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Katowice

before:



after:



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