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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Architecture and tenement houses in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS


(This article was translated with Google Translate only. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

Lower Town in Gdansk is clinging to the district center, located just 10 minutes walk from the Central City and the Long Market, on the right bank of New Motławy. Although the building is very picturesque, currently among the residents of Gdańsk district does not have the best opinion and not without reason - do not know if that's the case, but the same evening strolling along the Lower Town I witnessed two unpleasant and even dangerous events.


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
Abandoned buildings brownfields. You can see an interesting external elevator.


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
rustication one of the houses


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
Łąkowa Street. 


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
Ruins of a XVII century mill, destroyed by Russians in 1945, at the end of the World War II.

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
Łąkowa Street. 


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



Photos above show the district of the worst side - but are intentionally slightly exaggerated I think that this is how the Lower Town sees many inhabitants of Gdańsk. However, this very special district because of the architecture. Buildings in the majority survived the conflagration of World War II (during the very center of Gdansk was destroyed in more than 90%) and still delightful details. It is characteristic decorative rustication (in the strong short, stone, or stone decoration imitating the face of the building) partners townhouses, occurring here in many different varieties. They also have the potential brownfields brick buildings. This is what must be wonderful apartment I can only imagine - I talked with a lady who has stucco preserved in her apartment.

For a long time we could not see any of regeneration, and condition of the building continued to deteriorate. For several years in the Lower Town is working, but a thriving center of Contemporary Art, here is done too spectacular theater festival FETA. Last Saturday, a beautiful and sunny, I went to the Lower Town and it was a very pleasant walk. The main street district, Łąkowa, is currently being renovated, intense renovation work can also be seen in several other puntach - finally something moved. On the streets talking to each other residents, the atmosphere on the streets is very friendly.

This is the lighter side of the district, a district with fantastic potential, which we hope will soon regain full splendor.

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura
original pre-war flooring

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



And below the greatest treasures of the Lower Town. Stone Lock, monument hydroinżynieryjny of 1624. Stone Lock is part of the modern system of fortifications of Gdansk. Using the gate shown below (at the beginning of wood) regulated the water level in Motlawa and Żuławy. It was used, when an enemy was approaching from the lowlands to flood the area and prevent the attack.


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienna śluza, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, bastiony, kamienice, architektura


dolne miasto gdańsk, bastiony, kamienice, architektura
Bastion "Bison", built in the 30s during the reconstruction of the eighteenth century, the city's fortifications. It is surrounded by a moat, the so-called New River with great swims after which the canoe (sensational entertainment! :)). Bastions of this type surrounded the city from the south and west until the nineteenth century, when due to the spatial development of the city decided to dismantle most of them.


dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura

dolne miasto gdańsk, kamienice, architektura



And how do you like the Lower Town? I think a little bit in a climate of Praga is? I'm also curious if anyone outside of Gdańsk and Tricity was not at all in this part of Gdansk (because, remember, it's only about 10 minutes from the Long Market)?



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