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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM   #7601
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How are the works progressing now that the winter has really attacked? I mean A2 and A4 specifically.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:44 PM   #7602
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How are the works progressing ...
Everything has ground to a halt because of the very low temperatures. If I were to say it's freezing, it would be a bit of an understatement. Just take a look at what we had today - click. And the general forecast is for temperatures to fall even further.

It's perfect weather for skiing but not a lot of people I know would relish the idea of working outside for 8 hours when it's -12 ºC. Yeah, I know it's difficult to imagine what it's like when you sit in an air-conditioned office with hot coffee on tap, broadband internet at your fingertips and a warm lunch waiting for you in the canteen at midday.


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I know this hotel and have had the odd lunch there while travelling. The owners have worked very hard to retain much of the original look and feel of the place, hence when you walk in it feels like you've travelled back in time. Quite a surreal feeling, really, but all done in the nicest way possible. As far as I know, the building dates back to the 1930s.



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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:01 PM   #7603
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I know this hotel and have had the odd lunch there while travelling. The owners have worked very hard to retain much of the original look and feel of the place, hence when you walk in it feels like you've travelled back in time. Quite a surreal feeling, really, but all done in the nicest way possible. As far as I know, the building dates back to the 1930s.



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Thank You! Very interesting! Yes it was a feeling of travelling back in time when I used this motel. It was interesting. Maybe they built the petrol station and the motel at the same time when this motorway was new in 1936-1937? A charming and interesting place for motorway fans.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 11:33 PM   #7604
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I think this picture must be from around 1936-1937. Same old petrol station. The dark building at the right side of the petrol station must be the same building you can se at the new picture with the text BAR on it. Maybe it was a restaurant at the old picture too?

But its not possible to see if the motel exist in that time or not. It is behind the camera.

Is there anyone from Legnica in this forum who now this?
WoW! I spent hundreds of hours of my childhood waiting for petrol during communism time in People's Republic of Poland. Cause I was really young and everytime was waiting like 2-4 hours to tank a car with 20 litres of gasoline (84 octanes) I was looking for Western cars with DDR, D, NL plates. They could tank without waiting... cause they had decent money like DM or USD... Very often I got something like Donald chewing gum, Fanta or just orange from those "capitalism creatures"
It's funny and nostalgic for me when I am passing this gas station driving to D, NL, B, CH, F
Hope this building will stay till 100 years anniversary of opening this gas station
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:33 PM   #7605
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WoW! I spent hundreds of hours of my childhood waiting for petrol during communism time in People's Republic of Poland. Cause I was really young and everytime was waiting like 2-4 hours to tank a car with 20 litres of gasoline (84 octanes) I was looking for Western cars with DDR, D, NL plates. They could tank without waiting... cause they had decent money like DM or USD... Very often I got something like Donald chewing gum, Fanta or just orange from those "capitalism creatures"
It's funny and nostalgic for me when I am passing this gas station driving to D, NL, B, CH, F
Hope this building will stay till 100 years anniversary of opening this gas station
If I remember correctly, it was no 84 octans gasoline in PRL. Only 78 "blue", 86 "green" (nothing to do with ecology!) and 94 "yellow".
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 05:27 PM   #7606
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If I remember correctly, it was no 84 octans gasoline in PRL. Only 78 "blue", 86 "green" (nothing to do with ecology!) and 94 "yellow".
You are right, there was no 84 gasoline in PRL

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:10 PM   #7607
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If I remember correctly, it was no 84 octans gasoline in PRL. Only 78 "blue", 86 "green" (nothing to do with ecology!) and 94 "yellow".
So what sort of petrol did someone with a Volvo or a Mercedes used in Poland in that time?
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:32 PM   #7608
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 11:59 PM   #7609
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So what sort of petrol did someone with a Volvo or a Mercedes used in Poland in that time?
As Stratocaster wrote - diesel (ON) which btw was quite cheap and available without talons (picture from Wiki):

Additionally: Volvo and Mercedes were not so popular these days as you can imagine. In '70 and '80 this was most popular car in Poland:

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No diesel version ;-)
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:15 AM   #7610
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Is that a golf cart?
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:17 AM   #7611
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The fabulous Fiat 126. When I was a kid in my hometown, everybody had one of those, or a Fiat 500.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:24 AM   #7612
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The Dutch are the tallest people in the world, I don't think I could fit in a car like that. I've driven the Toyota Starlet of my ex-girlfriend and my legs were stuck between the accelerator and the stick or the steering wheel.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:31 AM   #7613
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so now imagine that sometimes there were 5 people riding in this car
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:31 AM   #7614
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Italians were shorter
A friend of mine is something shorter than 2 meters tall, when he bought a car he was pretty much forced to get a Fiat Punto (first version) because it was one of the few cars he could enter.

EDIT: However I read in a forum of a guy 1.87m tall who used to drive a 126 without particular problems.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:04 AM   #7615
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I did my driving license with this car and I loved it, they were also quite popular in Southern Italy.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:14 AM   #7616
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so now imagine that sometimes there were 5 people riding in this car
There was the times when all family (2+2) were gone away several hundreds of kilometers by Fiat 126p with all equipment
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 11:10 AM   #7617
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There was the times when all family (2+2) were gone away several hundreds of kilometers by Fiat 126p with all equipment
And with heated back seats and no motorway obviously.

Worth to read, especially the "Political connotations" section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_126

Nowadays it also finds a role:

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 11:43 AM   #7618
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RWD with air-cooled engine in the back - just like Porsche. ;]
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 07:51 PM   #7619
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EDIT: However I read in a forum of a guy 1.87m tall who used to drive a 126 without particular problems.
My dad still has one of those (but it actually stays in garage all the time - car, not dad). He's 192cm.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 08:38 PM   #7620
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In the end of 1990's I saw, on my own eyes that one farmer transported a calf in 126P...
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