Ostrow Wielkopolski - Hotel "Polonia"..
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 (42194) 2013-07-26 2:05
ladne fasady domow,podoba mi sie ten fragmet kamieniczek,dobra kolorystyka i piekne blekitne niebo,pozdrawiam
snunney (88944) 2013-07-26 2:08
A good capture of this attractive architectural detail. I like the framing by the trees and the lighting. Very good colours and sharpness. Have a good weekend.
tedesse (25133) 2013-07-26 8:18
Ladnie zadbany hotel "Polonia"
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, Piekne kolory i swiatlo, super ostrosc.
cornejo (35091) 2013-07-26 11:10
Krzysztof Witaj very good picture of this interesting image of your city, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
adramad (40166) 2013-07-26 12:02
Very nice POV with this precious detail of facades, in which the flowers give a great charm, nicely framed by those branches of the tree, is a nice touch.
It is a very nice and loving it.
Very good also the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
Noel_Byrne (26996) 2013-07-26 12:03
I love the strong vibrant colors in this, and the building looks to me like something that would be not out of place in Barcelona, there is something Gaudi about its design. I think it reminds me of the building in Barcelona with the masks. Lovely point of view to show it in all its glory.
All the best
emka (85127) 2013-07-26 23:17
Hahaha, coś mi się przypomina :). To były czasy, fajne było nasze spotkanie w Ostrowie. Szkoda, że to już nie do powtórzenia. Świetnie się prezentuje Hotel Polonia.
Uściski dla Ciebie i G.
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-07-26 23:22
Beautiful facade of the hotel.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (89325)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3,5-5,6
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-26 0:27