Katowice, a city in Silesia, Poland, seem to have a similar opinion as Łódź, few tourists go there ;) I spent in Katowice only one day a while ago and it was a very cold day, so I didn't really have a chance explore the city. However, I visited what's the most important - Giszowiec and Nikiszowiec, impressive districts built for miners and their families. My post is...a little bit superficial (comparing it to how I visited Łódź) but I hope to show you that Katowice "Kato" - as the locals call it - is worth visiting :) To spent in Katowice one day was enough for me. The second day of the stay could be spent on a very interesting tour of modernist architecture in Katowice, it unfortunately I did not have time for it.
St. Mary's Street
The main pedestrian street - a nice place. On Sunday morning, when taking pictures, there were not too many people there, but on Saturday evening it had been more interesting ;)
|it's us :)|
It's an interesting location of the trash bin, don't you think? :)
Typical regional (silesial) food is sooo sooo good!
One of the Historic Monuments of Poland - a coal miners' settlement built in 1908-1912.
|czerwone obramowania wokół okien wspaniale współgrają z ceglanymi fasadami. Dzięki zamknięciu ulicy tworzą się przyjemne wnętrza urbanistyczne.|
|Very interesting details made from brick (if you are a brick lover see contemporary churches by architect Stanisław Niemczyk)|
The second of the coal miners' settlements.
My trip also included visiting a closed coal mine in Zabrze, Guido. It was a wonderful experience to descend 300 meters (!) underground and explore the tunnels. Underneath there's a modern suspended cable car and the ride gave me a lot of fun :)
|Look! not at me, at the horse!!! It's how they were transported to work underground. They usually spent there the rest of their life and got...blinded because of the obscurity (they just didn't need they sight anymore).|
|the cable car! :)|
Contemporary Bolko Loft in Bytomiu by an architect Przemysław Łukasik who lives there with his wife.