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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #21
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Looks like a wealthy city! There are so many wellkept old beautful buildings in Polish cities, in Sweden we torned many of them down in the 60s to build ugly concrete blocks.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #22
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Oh ok...I thought you have to choose between English and German.
It's the same here in Germany but the 2nd language (after English) you can choose is French or Latin.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #23
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Looks like a wealthy city! There are so many wellkept old beautful buildings in Polish cities, in Sweden we torned many of them down in the 60s to build ugly concrete blocks.
it's maybe a little rich for polish standards, i've tried to show you the nicest areas of the city, but like in every polish city there is a big contrast, we've got a lot o nice and well maintained places but there are also ghettos and grey commieblocks areas in my city, if anyone want to see it i can show that not everything is such a nice stuff...
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Old July 28th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #24
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Very nice city

Do you have more pics of the brick, two towered church?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #25
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Very nice city

Do you have more pics of the brick, two towered church?
this church is a XIII century opole cathedral, i hope you will enjoy this few pics
this is the view from koraszewskiego street

close to the church

there are reconstruction works around the cathedral, there will be "medival" wall like it used to be in the past


some views from opposite riverbank


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Old July 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #26
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Some pics of opole university
This building used to be a hospital in the past, but polish public medicine was very poor that time and this place was in bad shape
than our local university decided to take over this place and make absolute make
makeover, now it is the university headquarter and you can enjoy those views












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Old July 29th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #27
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Other pictures
here we've got a view from the university hill

and this is our local museum-museum of opolski silesia



this is St.Mary Church, i was baptized here

really cool place, this building is equiped and decorated like it used to be in the 20's of XX century so you can check out how your grandparents lived

next building, i don't know what it is but i like it

this is St.Wojciech street

some other buildings


this is the new part of our museum, it's almost finished, very nice building with some glass details



Osmanczyka street

St.Sebastian church

Ksiazat opolskich street








at the river






and this is our tiny convention centre

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Old July 31st, 2008, 03:11 PM   #28
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Cool update!
Thanks!
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Old September 10th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #29
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so this time i decided to visit one of the coolest place in opole- i mean our tiny zoological garden, it's situated in bolko island which is surrounded by odra river and ulgi channel, the whole island is the biggest city park with some paths and the big part of the island belongs to the zoo, the garden is quite modern since it was absolutely damaged during the big flood 1997's and it had to be rebuilt
however there are still some not so good looking parts, there's no terrariums and elephants but all the things are going right way and i think it's just a matter of time when those objects will come back to the opole

first if you want to get into the bolko island you have to go through this bridge over the odra river

some views from the bridge






this is how the most of park looks like

zoo entrance

and that's the zoo

gorillas


not the best quality, jaguar was behind the glass




anteater


there live also not so exotic animals


waterfall





feed the fishes


that was not the whole zoo but i haven't taken more photos
hope you enjoy it
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wow, looks like a really nice place to live

-and concrete blocks aren't necessarily ugly.
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Old September 10th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #31
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yeah the city is quite nice to live in but sometimes it's extremely boring
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Old December 26th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #32
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I haven't posted any pictures for a long time so I decided today to have a walk around eastern suburbs of Opole, where I live and to take some pics, weather was fine too and it was very important factor which convinced me to take this walk. The pictures were taken in two districts: Kolonia Goslawicka (where I live) and Grudzice (it's nestled next to Kolonia Goslawicka). These are typical suburbian neighborhoods that surround Opole. Hope you'll enjoy it !!



































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Old December 26th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #33
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And here are some nightshots of downtown that I've taken this evening

Solaris shopping mall



New part of museum


City hall tower



Krakowska street and market square





Szpitalna street


Bridge over Odra river


"Opole Venice"

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Old December 26th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #34
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I have family in Opole and I was born in Brzeg. Do you know that city?
Opole looks nice. Glad to see the Poles taking care of their cities and towns once again. The new modern architecure looks great as well.
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I have family in Opole and I was born in Brzeg. Do you know that city?
Opole looks nice. Glad to see the Poles taking care of their cities and towns once again. The new modern architecure looks great as well.
Yeah I know Brzeg, it's a city in the northern part of Opolskie Province. I've been there few times since it's well known due to it's historical castle. The castle and market square are rather nice but the rest of the city doesn't look well maintained
That's true that Poles are taking care of the cities but there is still more to do than is done. However I must admit that the progress is bigger every year
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Very nice shots, really from Opole, drowningman...
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Yeah I know Brzeg, it's a city in the northern part of Opolskie Province. I've been there few times since it's well known due to it's historical castle. The castle and market square are rather nice but the rest of the city doesn't look well maintained
That's true that Poles are taking care of the cities but there is still more to do than is done. However I must admit that the progress is bigger every year
My impressions of Brzeg were great when I was there in 2007. They've recently renovated a lot and there's new development.
But I am in Toronto and Euro architecture impresses me quite easily
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My impressions of Brzeg were great when I was there in 2007. They've recently renovated a lot and there's new development.
But I am in Toronto and Euro architecture impresses me quite easily
and my friends were very impressed by Toronto architecture, it's modern skyscrapers and wide freeways
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nice beautiful Polish little gem...thanks...greetings from Malaysia...
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and my friends were very impressed by Toronto architecture, it's modern skyscrapers and wide freeways
Aside from the skyscrapers, Toronto is not that interesting. I have a roommate from Bulgaria here who is into architecture and he hates Toronto. They styles are very conservative. I'd say Poland's/Warsaw's new architecture is more with what is going on in Europe- it seems less conservative. I love Warsaw. Painful history - exciting future.
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