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The city of Lodz


Lodz (Łódź) in polish means BOAT :)



Population (city) - 776,297 (2004)
Aglomeration - over 1 mln

Famous people from Łódź

Well-known people born or working in Łódź include:
Jan Karski - Polish World War II resistance fighter
Krzysztof Kieślowski - film director (The Colors trilogy, The Decalogue)
Tadeusz Kotarbiński - philosopher, mathematician, and logician
Daniel Libeskind - American architect, designer of the new World Trade Center
Władysław Reymont - Nobel Prize for Literature winner in 1924
Arthur Rubinstein - classical pianist
Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski - head of the Lodz Ghetto Judenrat during Nazi rule
Andrzej Sapkowski - writer
Julian Tuwim - poet

Though the city develops rapidly these days many parts of it need revitalisation and restoration.
ENJOY !

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some more photos (outside the main turist routes) :

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and the city center:

again by famous forum photographer @MIKI:

















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Wow, beautiful..and you can hardly see any commieblocks. Are they all located outside of the City center? My brother passed through Lodz last year when he was in Poland and he said that the city made him feel depressed because all he could see were hundreds of ugly blocks. I have never been there so I dont know. From the look of those pictures it looks awesome though.
 

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It's the most underrated city in Poland, and...the 2nd biggest.. Definatelly worth a visit. Beautiful architecture (although in bad shape) is everywhere.
 

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Beautiful city, it doesn't really have the architecture you see in the other polish cities, does it?

When I saw this pic:



I immidiately thought of Kyiv, reminds me of it so much.
 

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^^^ When I look at those pictures they remind me of Warsaw pre-war pictures. If Warsaw wasn't destroyed it would prolly look somewhat similar to Lodz.

Lodz doesnt look like other Polish cities, but than again which major Polish city looks anything like any other Major Polish city?? Just think about Warszawa, Krakow, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw or Lublin...they are nothing alike.
 

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I know of several Canadians and Americans living in Canada that visited Lodz in the early 90s when things were still dirt cheap. They said it was cheap, but dirty. But what do you expect when you go to a former socalist country in 1994.
I know one who returned from Warsaw last summer and she just couldn't belive the imporvemnt that the city has undergone. Same can be said for all cities.
 

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the city center, look at the density :runaway:





and skyline








The Palace of Poznanski - the greatest fabricant of Lodz
Today the Museum of Lodz's history

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does anybody has photos of LUMIERE CENTER or the Cathedral ??
 
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