Old building from 1914.
My city - Ostrow Wielkopolski received town privileges in 1404 but the economic stagnation caused by fires, wars, and a weak 16th century nobility, led to the town’s officials dropping its town status in 1711. In 1714, one of the nobility of Ostrów, Jan Jerzy Przebendowski intervened at the royal court, for the status to be reinstated. By the power of a Royal Marshall (English: Marshal), Franciszek Bielinski, the town received its status back with greater privileges. Another noble family, the Radziwi³³owie took patronage over the town and looked over its many investments. The care of the town’s owners, work of its people, dedication of its officials and its location, have favored the town’s continuous growth. In Ostrów, a railroad hub was formed and became a vital point of the town’s development. It also helped to establish its prominent status on the local and national scene. During the time of Partition and both World Wars, the town had become an important source for nationalist movements. One of the town’s historic episodes was the so called Republic of Ostrów (Republika Ostrowska), which was the citizens’ upheaval of 1918. No blood was shed at that upheaval and all political powers were taken over from the Prussian authorities. In between the First and Second WW, Ostrów was one of the fastest growing towns: the number of inhabitants doubled, showy houses were built and modern Railcar Manufacturing (Fabryka Wagon) began.
During World War II, a Nazi labor camp Staatspolizeistelle Litzmannstadt Arbeitserziehungslager Ostrowo operated within the town's limits, where 193 people died. The town was one of the major anti-Nazi conspiracy centers in the Great Poland region. In 1941, after the Gestapo’s crackdown on the headquarters of the Poznań branch of the underground army Union for Armed Struggle-ZWZ, the headquarters were moved to Ostrów. From here the re-structure of the Poznań region of the Union was conducted.
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jurek1951 (35765) 2012-01-30 1:06
przydalaby siejakas panienka w oknie,dobry kadr i kontrast,pozdrawiam
snunney (67918) 2012-01-30 3:44
A well composed image featuring this attractive architectural detail. The framing tree makes a good contrast with the rich red tones of the roof tiles. Detail is superb.
lousat (58446) 2012-01-30 4:15
Not only a windows and the magic reflections inside,but a very nice and rich composition,i like the colors and details of this old roof and the tree in the start of springtime.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (28758) 2012-01-30 8:13
przjemne zdjecie tych okienek, dobra symetria. Ladny kadr. Podoba sie.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-01-30 11:10
occorre un buon occhio per fare diventare una semplice coppia di finestre soggetto di composizione.
Buona la resa delle tegole con l'inclusione dei rami che cominciano a coprirsi di verde,
Graal (89434) 2012-01-31 0:03
fajne okienka jak dwojeoczu wygladajacych spod czerwonego od dachowek dachu. Krzaczory troche przeszkadzaja. Dobra notka chociaz nie o tym domu.
s_lush (15638) 2012-01-31 22:26
The rich history of your city has been illustrated by you with this highly aesthetic photo of windows in the frame of wonderful old-style tiled roof. The green branches getting flowering are excellent addition to the frame and foreground. An extremely attractive scene captured absolutely masterfully!
Silvio1953 (99199) 2012-02-01 6:26
Ciao Krzysztof, beautiful composition with lovely windows, splendid graphic, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (55209) 2012-02-02 9:16
a good composition, simple but very powerful, with a strong graphical effect provided by the tile roof and the windows in this old building, which you offer us by means of a good close-up.
The result is great, it's a nice work.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (73646)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f4,5-5,6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): "My windows IV" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 0:46