Colour Photos of Warsaw after World War II, in August 1947

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by editor, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how it looked just 12 years before:

  3. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Looks a lot like Aleppo now :(
  4. mather

    mather Well-Known Member

    The old Warsaw looked beautiful, like another Vienna. Why didn't they restore all the old buildings after the war?
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016
  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The same set of reasons few buildings in Soviet satellites got restored - if you control the culture, you can more successfully control a people.
  6. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  7. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    The city was still being restored right up to the 80s. Many parts of the Old Town and the Royal Route were meticulously reconstructed....thanks to the perseverence of Jan Zachwatowicz...
  8. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    Saw an extended version of this when I went to the uprsing museum.
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its a miracle as much has been restored as has been. Its verging on unbeleivable how old the old town looks. And of course most of the rebuild was done in a USSR-fashion with USSR money.
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  10. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Nice view of part of the Old Town
  11. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Some of the reconstruction wasnt finished til the 80s...see the palace...

    Fair play to the architects and engineets who managed to construct the old town centre.

    The rest is very Commie but....they probably didnt have enough dosh to pay for the entire city and they had millions of citizens to house..
  12. thatbase1

    thatbase1 New Member

    Fair and actual information about Warsaw and what's happening there nowadays: Główna :) It's amazing how the city thrived from nothing in just few dacades. Unfortunately this travel guides can't show the spirit which is always alive in Warsaw

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