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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #121
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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #122
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I've been to old Cairo and I must say I was very impressed, so steeped in history with a rich culture. The next place I would like to visit in the middle east is Yemen - I have always marevlled at San'a and will have to find my way there soon. Is it safe for a western traveller? No offence intended, just that I have heard different things. Thanks
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:40 AM   #123
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Thousand? Maybe two thousand? I now that everything is german. No question about that. But unfortunately even before II WW Torun and Chelmno were in Poland not in Germany. And why don't your grandpa cry about german executions of people of Chelmno during II WW?
Sure, they belonged to Poland, but they had a german population.

I was crying, not my grandfather.
And why is it always this argument with polish people? By condemning the ethnic cleansing of germans you're NOT excausing the nazis.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:43 AM   #124
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...Is it safe for a western traveller? No offence intended, just that I have heard different things. Thanks
Um, you're not being offensive if you're concerned...
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #125
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Cinque Terre (Italy)

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Old November 16th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #126
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Sure, they belonged to Poland, but they had a german population.
And Polish population also so why do you claim that this was German for a thousand years? It was mixed for all centuries because it was a borderland of two nations.

And why don't you understand that without Nazis your Grandpa didn't have to leave. The machine of terror was set loose and everybody suffered. Take your part of suffering on your chest, be a man, and shut up, will you. It's a photo thread.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #127
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SEGOVIA
WORLD HERITAGE CITY
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In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Within the environment of the old city, stand diversity of historic buildings both civil and religious, not just catholics but also jews, like the district that served this minority, which commemorates the different cultures in the city.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #128
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Gradara, near Urbino, Italy
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #129
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Ostuni, near Brindisi, Italy

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Ostuni vue générale [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], by LPLT (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons


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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #130
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:34 AM   #131
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Fez, Old Sana'a and Islamic Cairo are all vying with the title of largest medieval city, Old Town districts with 200-250,000
inhabitants within the larger city.
The Medieval heart of Paris (blue, yellowish, green and red colors, an area of 10.4 km² in total) had 216,700 inhabitants at the 1999 census. At its peak in 1846 it had 670,000 inhabitants.

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Old November 21st, 2010, 07:08 AM   #132
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Wrong thread Brisavoine !
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Old November 24th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #133
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And Polish population also so why do you claim that this was German for a thousand years? It was mixed for all centuries because it was a borderland of two nations.

And why don't you understand that without Nazis your Grandpa didn't have to leave. The machine of terror was set loose and everybody suffered. Take your part of suffering on your chest, be a man, and shut up, will you. It's a photo thread.
It had a german majority, there is no way to get past that.

I see, so because the nazis controlled Germany, it was open season on all germans?

If a polish extremist party takes control over Poland and invades Germany; the germans have the right to seize Poland and evict all polish people?
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #134
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Chios, Greece
Mastichochoria = "Mastic villages" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastichochoria
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #135
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talking again about small towns
Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #136
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My home region!
We can close this thread, we've found the most beautiful!


Just kidding, all cities here look gorgeous.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 09:47 PM   #137
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It had a german majority, there is no way to get past that.

I see, so because the nazis controlled Germany, it was open season on all germans?

If a polish extremist party takes control over Poland and invades Germany; the germans have the right to seize Poland and evict all polish people?
1.Most of them had fled before Red Army aproached. In 1910 population division: Germans 55-60, Poles 38-43 %. Not too much, in fact, as the city was a part of Prussia/ Greman territory for 200 years up to that year and percentage of poles deacreased in comparision with times when in polish allegiance.
And it is medival city. Of course german population left great heritage here, and participated in Torun development, but yout words about thousand years of german Thorn is a nonsence.

2. If they plan to exterminate and force population to slave labour, in other words you want to steal somebody's house and try to kill his owner, why not?
But it is not going to happen.
My nation lost thousand villiges, towns, millions of people. My hometown - Warsaw was deliberatly robbed and annihilated by german troops, one generation of your anescetors. Maybe 1/3 innhibitants survived war.

That is what we call compensation in law. So get over it, as we are trying to do with our sorrows at the loss of Wilno and Lwów.
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1.Most of them had fled before Red Army aproached. In 1910 population division: Germans 55-60, Poles 38-43 %. Not too much, in fact, as the city was a part of Prussia/ Greman territory for 200 years up to that year and percentage of poles deacreased in comparision with times when in polish allegiance.
And it is medival city. Of course german population left great heritage here, and participated in Torun development, but yout words about thousand years of german Thorn is a nonsence.

2. If they plan to exterminate and force population to slave labour, in other words you want to steal somebody's house and try to kill his owner, why not?
But it is not going to happen.
My nation lost thousand villiges, towns, millions of people. My hometown - Warsaw was deliberatly robbed and annihilated by german troops, one generation of your anescetors. Maybe 1/3 innhibitants survived war.

That is what we call compensation in law. So get over it, as we are trying to do with our sorrows at the loss of Wilno and Lwów.
This is an excellent thread with wonderful photos of towns unique to Europe.
It is not a political thread, please leave this out.
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Cesky Krumlov - gothic and renaissance town, surrounded by a river, with cobbled streets, red tiled roofs, and castle on the hill






Loket (Elbogen) - medieval royal castle surrounded by a river with small town around it:







Cheb (Eger) - gothic and renaissance town.





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