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Old November 8th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Opole (Oppeln)- Some shots of my hometown

opole is a middle size city (most says that small city rather ) with population about 128 000 people, which is situated in south-west of poland, 100km from wroclaw and ca.60 km from czech republic boarder, opole is also capitol of opolskie provience ( the smallest one in poland), i hope you'll enjoy it

this is market square - heart of opole downtown:





tower of opole city hall:

near the mlynowka channel:





the freedom square:


the only remain of former opole castle- piastowska tower:

the other parts of downtown:







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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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Beautiful city! I was in Opole 5 years ago and it looked much different. Now it's very clean city with very nice new architecture as well as old. Congratulations!
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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thanks, is nice to hear it from somebody from cracow
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Old November 8th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #4
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Nice city. It looks quite small, but I like it.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #5
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Nic mnie tak nie śmieszy jak prowadzone po anglikańsku dyskusje między Polakami
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Old November 9th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #6
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Nice pictures... I've been to Opole 2 times by now. I think it's a nice town and has a lot of potential. Take a look at my photo thread about Opole. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=523772
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Old November 9th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #7
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Nice pictures... I've been to Opole 2 times by now. I think it's a nice town and has a lot of potential. Take a look at my photo thread about Opole. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=523772
i've seen them before and i think they're just great, i like especially those from dinopark
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Old November 10th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #8
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next i want to show you my neighbourhood, eastern suburbs of opole









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Old November 10th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #9
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #10
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I can't see any is it just me?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #11
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some of the new photos that I've taken this weekend
















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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #12
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Cool pics, I had never seen any sights from this city hehe.

One question though, how present is still Germans and the German language in Opole's daily life? I read the city is one of the few spots in Poland that still has some remaints of the pre-WW2 German population from the area.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #13
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Cool pics, I had never seen any sights from this city hehe.

One question though, how present is still Germans and the German language in Opole's daily life? I read the city is one of the few spots in Poland that still has some remaints of the pre-WW2 German population from the area.
In Opole voivodship lives (by census 2002) 150 000 Germans.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #14
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Cool pics, I had never seen any sights from this city hehe.

One question though, how present is still Germans and the German language in Opole's daily life? I read the city is one of the few spots in Poland that still has some remaints of the pre-WW2 German population from the area.
all the tourist spots are signed in polish and german, also the menu cards in restaurants etc. are bilingual, most of the people don't speak german, it's not well known language although you can learn it in every school, most choose english and that's the current trend
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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #15
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drowningman, I'm sure you were planning on asking to have this moved over to the correct section, URBAN SHOWCASE, so I will do it for you. Any new thread you start with your own pictures must be there. The Cityscape section is strictly for photos from the internet.
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thanks, and sorry for the problems
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:43 PM   #17
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so i had a little walk through the downtown and i decided to take this few pictures, all of them were taken 22.07.2008
hope you'll enjoy it!!

this is the franciscan church in opole, it's under the renovation and just a part of it is ready but i think looks cool even if it's not finished



it has a sunwatch

surroundings


here you can see the city hall tower in the back

market square neighbourhood

there are cathedral towers in the background

nice sculpture

local administration office

this tower in the back is the only remain of the castle that was here before it burned in 30's

some views from the administration office






this is the place which is called "opole venice"




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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:13 PM   #18
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this tower in the back is the only remain of the castle that was here before it burned in 30's
Actually it didn't, it was torn down.
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...although you can learn it in every school, most choose english and that's the current trend
It would be very stupid to choose german!
I would also choose english because it is the "world language" and german not.
Nice pictures/city by the way!
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It would be very stupid to choose german!
I would also choose english because it is the "world language" and german not.
Nice pictures/city by the way!
yeah but in the most of polish high schools you have to learn 2 foreign languages
english is almost everywhere obligatory and you can choose the 2nd language
it's usually german, french, sometimes spanisch, and almost everyone in opole choose german, so a lot of people have at least basic knowledge of our western neighbour language
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