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Very nice pictures and a very nice town. But, I'm confused. Is it a new town being built under the old style....or....?
 

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I think it's an "NEW old town" being built within an existing city. I wonder how large is this new district.
 

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Have been in this town/city (never know where is divede between towns and cities - in Latvian language there is no such division). Have made pictures there in 1995.
This thread is interesting and makes to think. Olsztyn has quite much medieval architecture - it is very valuable in this sense. But in these pictures there are shown lots of Post-Modern (???) architecture - built to fit in with the medieval buildings. Many architects despise such buildings. But if you look at the pictures without prejudice - such buildings really look lovely, lively. F.e. these glass facades:

Do not like that they have used modern clinker cobblestone - it associates with gas stations, not medieval towns. But I understand that city could not do everything perfectly. Riga Old town made some streets too with them, unfortunately.
 

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This "town" is the regional capital of the Warima Mazury Voivodship. :hilarious :|
 

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Cool photos, I didn't know about that "reconstruction" ;) I think it looks nice and fits well to the historic parts of the city.

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Well, then, what is the population?
175 000 and still rising ;)
 

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Hmm i cant really say I like it, i think some of the modern buildings with the glass look kind of cheap when I look at the photos....
 

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Wow Olsztyn is very nice and clean, I've never been this far north in Poland. I do however, think that some of those old style buildings have too many windows (they just look to "glassy").

I agree with Gatis's comment on the cobblestone. I also believe they should have stuck with the old style.

Soboleus posted the population at 175,000. Do you guys know about the local industry? Where do people work / what kind of work is there? How's the unemployment rate?
 

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SoboleuS said:
Cool photos, I didn't know about that "reconstruction" ;) I think it looks nice and fits well to the historic parts of the city.



175 000 and still rising ;)
It's a capital of a region with only 175k population?
 

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I love Olsztyn! :D It's got this old feeling to it.. I've been there twice 10 years ago and 2 years ago. I kinda still remember the planeterium.. lol but when i went 2 years ago, i guess i saw and remembered more.. it's old, but yet beautiful. :) bah, too bad i didn't bring a digital camera with me. What I also found interesting was that ukrainian catholic church across of the bus/train station. It had some modern architecture there.. :)
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I'm also surprised that Giżycko is on the map. A lot of the people I mentioned it to didn't know about it. oh damn, all these memories are making me want to go back to Poland for the summer...
 

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I live in Olsztyn. i must say that there are too few new buildings classified as a good architecture.
 
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