My town Ostrow Wielkopolski otherwise...
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 Radziwiłłowie 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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JFS (32459) 2013-04-19 0:51
amazing, creative, super Sharp shot. I like your work very much!
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-19 3:34
A very nice shot. Well framed the mirror. The colors and lights well managed. Well done.
adramad (39770) 2013-04-19 7:00
Magnificent and very original composition, stunning street perspective offered by the mirror, the background of the picture with all those tree branches gives a remarkable graphics.
Very good both luminosity, as good sharpness.
Enjoy a great weekend.
marina7 (8055) 2013-04-19 9:54
pretty image! The trees frame beautifully the reflection of the city street. Original composition and good execution. Thanks and best wishes
holmertz (43701) 2013-04-19 10:46
This is a fine composition. The street and buildings look very attractive in this slightly twisted version and the view is very nicely surrounded by the branches of different trees. A city view with a difference.
serp2000 (41658) 2013-04-19 10:58
Original and interesting presentation of Ostrow Wielkopolski. Fine composition, very informative historical note. Thanks!
PaulVDV (24003) 2013-04-19 22:00
Conveniently using the mirror you present us that street and the corner building in a natural environment.
The image in front and behind the mirror is very different which you show us clearly.
Best regards, Paul
raszid62 (18585) 2013-04-19 23:26
Lustro pomyslowo umieszczone na tle drzew. a w nim odbija sie jak w rybim oku ulica Twojego miasta. naprawde przemyslana kompozycja w doskonalej jakokości.
Graal (99474) 2013-04-20 8:20
pomyslowe zdjecie chociaz czasem trudne w uzyskaniu dobrej jakosci. Tutaj jest ok. Chociaz z szuflady ale interesujace spojrzenie na kawalek Twojego miasta.
tedesse (25133) 2013-04-21 7:06
Ladny kadr i jego kompozycja, ladne kolory i dobra ostrosc.
fritzi007 (8112) 2015-04-09 14:31
sehr gute Idee, sehr gute Information, gut gemacht!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (88811)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-11
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3,5-5,6
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-19 0:36