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carlito 13-06-2013 14:23

Golub Dobzyn - Poland
 
Recently got back from a trip to Poland, taking wee man and visiting the extended family.
The feel of communism is still present although it left many years ago.

Didnt have alot of time in the apartment block, but managed to take a few snaps, possibly classed as border line urbex. Excuse the fuzziness of some pics.

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Our chariot for the week.

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Dont know why, but I just loved the stenciled writing.

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Interior

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The notice board states how much is owed by this block of apartments.

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Basement shots - Every abode has an area in the basement, much like a garden shed, some are larger than others but all are heavily locked and its not uncommon for "discussions" to take place down here.

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Spotted this building in Torun, Not sure if people live in it but it certainly has character.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...psf166566f.jpg

Visited the market, you can get pretty much anything if you look hard enough, from frilly underwear to rifles.

The amount of Cree LED torches available is un real, they may not be the best but for the price you pay, it works out a worth while purchase.
I paid 25 zwoty's for a Cree, works out at 5.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...psfae88673.jpg

Poland is certainly under estimated and definatley a place to go, the exchange rate is fantastic, food and beer are cheap, a pack of 23 cigarettes is 3.28 and petrol works out at 1.10 a litre for super unleaded.

georgie 13-06-2013 22:08

I found the polish very ignorant when i went

carlito 13-06-2013 22:19

Some are, same with the english I suppose, if you make an effort to speak polish, even if it is just to say that you are not polish, they are very helpful.

You possibly just had a few bad eggs.

Morrisey 14-06-2013 12:12

Recently got back from a visit to Poland - absolutely loved the place and the people. Definitely worth a return visit.

Here's a couple o pics from our tour.


Bodger 17-06-2013 17:19

That last one is interesting. Do you know what it is (or was)?

Morrisey 17-06-2013 22:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bodger (Post 150045)
That last one is interesting. Do you know what it is (or was)?

Uthemann zinc works

Quote:

By 1900 the complex of Szopienice's Zinc Works, Employing 2,124 workers, had Reached a production high of 24,822 tons of zinc. The exclusive brands of WH and PH from Wilhelm and Paul Zinc Works In particular were sought after on the London Metal stock exchange.
Development and Modernization on a large scale in the beginnings of the twentieth century, made ​​the complex of Szopienice's Zinc Works, the biggest production center of metal in Silesia, and the biggest in the world as it comes to cadmium production. In 1928 the most modern zinc electrolysis was set to motion. By 1912 "Sager" Manufacture and Zinc Ore Zinc Works Uthemann had been established.

By 1900 the complex of Szopienice's Zinc Works, Employing 2,124 workers, had Reached a production high of 24,822 tons of zinc. The exclusive brands of WH and PH from Wilhelm and Paul Zinc Works In particular were sought after on the London Metal stock exchange.
Development and Modernization on a large scale in the beginnings of the twentieth century, made ​​the complex of Szopienice's Zinc Works, the biggest production center of metal in Silesia, and the biggest in the world as it comes to cadmium production. In 1928 the most modern zinc electrolysis was set to motion. By 1912 "Sager" Manufacture and Zinc Ore Zinc Works Uthemann had been established.

urban 17-06-2013 23:49

The chimney pic's a cracker. nice of them to install those rungs :thumbs


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