Monday, 5 January 2015

Upper Silesia - mix of architectural styles.

5th January 2014

Upper Silesia is modern and well- develped but there are the old buildings,too. Most of the old buildings dates back from 19th century when it was a typically mining region. And what's more all houses were made of red brick. Now  new building are completely different and are made of concrete. I don't think so it is a better material but definitely cheaper than brick now. A lot of buildings need renovation to preserve them for next generations.

The kindergarten



The old Town Hall


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The old brick houses dates back from 19th century.They were typical miner's properties.

Coal miner's free detached houses

The little Roman Catholic chapel which is 150 years old and it was built as a thanksgiving of God for saving local people from cholera in 19th century.

16 comments:

  1. Interesting that miners had quite good and substantial housing.

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    1. Andrew , in the past miners earned a lot of money because the conditions of work were very hard not the situation is different. But now they earn better than teachers but they risk their lives every day

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  2. Interesting history! The little chapel is lovely.

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  3. They look to be in good condition and cared for. I hope that continues. I think brick is more attractive than the steel and concrete used today.

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  4. i like the colors - and the fences! :)

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  5. Most houses here are brick although some new ones have stone fronts.

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  6. A colourful kindergarten. Good to see the old places kept in decent shape.

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    1. You are right the government takes care of the old landmarks,

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  7. Gosia, your little church can be linked to Good Fences. Very pretty. Thanks for the interesting building pictures.

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  8. Thanks , I am going to link it.

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  9. It's a lovely church. Cholera must have been terrible!

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  10. That is quite a variety of architecture. I like the first shot with the colorful fence.

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