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Old February 16th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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[Central Europe] Commieblocks

there is one thread for bratislavas commieblocks, but i think we all have to be proud post you commieblocks...

things are changing pretty fast, so one day we might not have them...
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Old February 16th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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sered, small city in western slovakia
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Old February 18th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #3
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From commie-blocks with love...

Commie-blocks of Budapest in all shapes and colors.




















Old and new. Riverside apartments on the right. What's the difference?



Some pictures are dark because of the car's windows... Sorry!

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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old and new. Riverside apartments on the right. What's the difference?
The difference is that if all commieblocks looked like that the living situation in eastern europe would be much better. And the quality is probably much better.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #5
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Hey, these commieblocks don't look that bad; buildings seem to be in good conditions, most cars are new (so they are not that poor); in Paris, Lisboa or Barcelona they wouldn't be better (even worse in some cases).
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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #6
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The difference is that if all commieblocks looked like that the living situation in eastern europe would be much better. And the quality is probably much better.
Yeah I know, but the design is tragic, especially on the banks of the Danube... Those apartmens were built only a few years ago, so its totally unacceptable...
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Old February 18th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Yeah I know, but the design is tragic, especially on the banks of the Danube... Those apartmens were built only a few years ago, so its totally unacceptable...
Yeah, i dont know that exact place so I can't judge it. But as CKM said, the quality of the commieblocks is good, there are no cracks in the panels as you see here. Generally I've been to Hungary a few times, (Budapest, Györ, Esztergom) and I don't have a feeling of being in an eastern european country (tidy, renovated centers, small towns don't have big commieblocks). But I haven't seen the whole county so I can't be that specific.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 04:29 PM   #8
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commie blocks- in Prague
all gets new colours recently 3-5years ago

Praha 6 ..part Brevnov residental area
this type of commiesblocks been built in 1950-1955



Praha 8.. part Bohnice
this type of blocks been built in 1978-1982









cemetry in midlle of commies blocks


in front of primary school


park in midle of Bohnice


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Old February 18th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #9
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Nice pics!
I like the reconstructed commie-buildings, and the surroundings are nice, and more European too! Great progress!
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Old February 18th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #10
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Reconstruction of commie-blocks based on the national budget is underway. In the past two years, several blocks were modernized lead by mainly the local governments of Kaposvár, Szeged, Debrecen and Székesfehérvár (government vs. opposition 2-2 ). Szekesfehérvár and Szeged won funds for renovation of 13000 and 8000 flats as part of a 2 year programme started on 2007.01.01. The "pioneer" of commie-block-reconstruction, Kaposvár isn't far behind, with its 5000 flats. But Kaposvár's programme encloses not only the modernization of the building itself, but its surroundings aswell.

Few photos from the city of Szeged:




















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Old February 18th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #11
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Those commieblocks in Budapest don't look that bad, well at least not as bad as most of the ones in Petrzalka district.

One interesting thing I noticed that there are some air conditioning units visible. You never see this on the commieblocks in Slovakia! And it doesn't really get much hotter in Budapest than in Bratislava...
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Old February 18th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #12
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One interesting thing I noticed that there are some air conditioning units visible. You never see this on the commieblocks in Slovakia! And it doesn't really get much hotter in Budapest than in Bratislava...
Why? It could get pretty hot in the summer, especially in a concrete building! Air conditioning units are not so expensive any more. You can find units from 10360 SKK ,and don't even have to look hard. No to mention, the possibility of buying it for instalments with a 0% intrest at some places. 864 SKK/month for a year, is almost "nothing" for my/your comfort. U can buy 6 Big Mac meals (don't ) a month at your local McDonald's for that amount of money... In my opinion...

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Old February 18th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #13
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Infinite, it is not true, many of flats in Petržalka has AC units, I see a lot of then in my surroundings, but I think it is too expensive.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #14
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Well, it might be that there really are some, but I just never noticed. Anyhow, there's definitely not many...

Qtya: You don't need to convince me about the advantages and availability of AC units, we have them installed in all our properties.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #15
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I wasn't talking about U! Just generally!
BTW, we don't have any a/c units!

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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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I found an interesting article about a fund, how they want to reconstruct a lot of commieblocks in slovakia in the next few years.

http://www.asb.sk/portal/2007/02/19/...slovensku.html

(only in slovakian language)
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:33 PM   #17
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Watch this one...

I love this one, the HQ of the Hungarian Stamp Collectors National Alliance via mobile phone...

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Old February 19th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #18
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It still looks better than Zaha Hadid's "blob".

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Old February 19th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #19
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:14 PM   #20
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