Saturday, 5 September 2015

The old tenements on the main street..

5th September 2015

Last Friday I was in the city centre to buy books for my daughter and I have had possibility to take some photos. Walking the main street I have decided to take photos of the houses which where built in the 19th century. Most of them are renovated. On the first floor shops or banks are located but on the second and third floors are permanently inhabitants. The apartments in those buildings are spacious and comfortable but expensive to maintain - especially in the winter. Central heating is not cheap... but luckily last year we didn't have any winters..
















Have a great Saturday



12 comments:

  1. neat old buildings, but yes, i'd imagine heat could be expensive.

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    1. The central heating is expensive especially when the winter is cold

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  2. Lovely series of photos! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tour!

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  3. You are fortunate that these lovely old buildings weren't replaced by glass towers in the centre of town.

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    1. Fortunately they have survived.. the communist time

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  4. Interesting architecture and certainly not modern.
    I presume that in the early part of WW2 and when the Soviets
    came in the final months of the war, much damage would have been done
    almost to the point of carnage of brutal street fighting savagery.
    The Soviets and their Puppet government certainly would have only done
    minimal restructuring - probably forced on the local inhabitants to restore
    their homes etc.
    Actually rather than glass towers, I think the restoration of what was has turned
    out for the more authentic past of Bytom.
    The car free malls have a distinct old world feeling with the cobbled streets,
    really very beautiful. I think the residents of Bytom should take a bow.

    Also a tragic dark recent past that the first ever Jewish transport to be liquidated at Auschwitz-Birkenau was from Bytom.
    I am thoroughly enjoying your photos and history of Poland. Keep up the good educational work.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin most ot these houses were built about 1890 and luckily survuved,.... The architecture is typically German because this part of Poland belonged to Germany for centuries..

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  5. Some of those old buildings have some beautiful trim. How wonderful they have been renovated and are still in use.

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    1. Cynthia most house whch gdated back from 19th century had beautiful trim.... it was typically at that time

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