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.
I love Olsztyn! 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..
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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