Saturday, 13 February 2016

Cloudy and rainy day in Katowice

14th February 2016

Yesterday I was in our capital of province. The city which celebrated 150 years old last year. The day was depressing and it was raining. I have to take part in conference so I had to survive this bad weather. Walking to the conference centre I took some interesting photos on my way.



 I came across the modern Roman Catholic Church which was built in 1970s and looked so different from others churches which are older.

It is very nice building which looks alike castle which dates back from 19th century.

The streets were epty but it was 9 a.m on Saturday morning


It was a busy day but I can say nice because I have met a lot of my friends.













Thanks for visit. Have a great Sunday!!!1

22 comments:

  1. Gosia

    Where do you start your history from in regard to these cities? That port city - obviously from the Treaty of Versailles, but what period do you have Katowice becoming officially Polish???

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katowice

    Poor Katowice had the inglorious distinction in 1953 to be named by the Polish Workers Party or some such Soviet controlled mob to be named - "STALINIRI".
    Just after blood thirsty Joe died.
    Seems that the Polish people had good memories of Stalin's mob in WW2 and after, so the new name was not welcomed with any enthusiasm.
    Hope you are enjoying your holiday - nice sunny day here today.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Katowice I note was elevated to city status when under the control of the Prussian State of Germany in 1865.
      This area of Poland has certainly had a chequered history of ownership since the small settlement of Katowice was founded centuries ago.
      Colin

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    2. Colin Katowice belonged to Prussia and Poland - so it is interesting city . On every street buildings were designed nad built by germans. Since May 1945 it has belonged to Polana

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  2. Those windows look like they have crosses in them.
    Have a nice day.

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  3. That's a BIG Jesus & an equally Big Cross. I like the Castle style building

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  4. I love the old buildings. Windy and getting colder here. Maybe you'll get sunshine!

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    1. Mitchell I don't expect sunny days because the rain is coming..

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  5. what a gorgeous area. looks so welcoming. happy day! ( :

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    1. it is contrast the old and the new architecture

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  6. such a contrast of architecture.

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  7. Thanks for showing us Katowice! Some beauty on a cloudy day....

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  8. Thanks for the photos, Gosia.

    Over here it's very hot day. Typical for Chinese New Year weather

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  9. Some nice shots here, especially the old buildings and what looks like narrow streets. I'm glad you enjoyed your day with your friends.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2016/02/toko-church.html

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