Right. Up. My. Street!! You knew I would enjoy this, didn’t you, Meg! I want to get inside that first one, and those huge old doors put me in mind of those at the Brukenthal (in Sibiu)….but these are much sadder…
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Of course I knew you’d enjoy it. I’m waiting for Jo’s comment. That first one is my absolute favourite. For more pleasures, have a look at
It almost seems as if I stole title and ideas from this but I only just read it!
Oh, I’ve already seen this and am seriously envious of those who gained access to these places!
Did I send the link? I’m more than prepared to believe that I did and have forgotten!
The Digital Photography School link? Yes you did!
Damn! Is this my memory disappearing? This probably means I’ve been following this site so long it’s beginning to recycle articles. Sorry!
Hang about, I’m not sure I am getting you…I only meant you posted the link earlier today (or last evening) I saw the DPS link independently…..
Oh. Then I’m not as silly as I thought!!!
No, I’m quite certain you are not, Meg!
EX-ACT-LY what I thought, Sue 🙂
Now why did you pop into my mind as soon as I saw the title of this blog Sue… !!!
I can’t imagine, Pauline!
Our Queen of decay… 🙂
What an accolade! 😀😀
No four is sad. I hate seeing buildings so neglected like that. But the doors and the rusty wrought-iron window bars are divine! I bet Sue was drooling over these 🙂
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Don’t feel too sorry for 4, Jude. From the front it was a magnificent building, and I guess at some point the gap will be filled. The scale of that whole street has to be seen to be believed. Edinburgh’s Royal Mile has nothing on this! Perhaps we can persuade Meg to come and make the comparison in September? 🙂
Ah, so that is the backside. Still a bit grungy. I hate random graffiti.
Scribble, you mean? 🙂 🙂 Definitely back home! Spent the morning changing beds and washing and ironing. Jolly well serves me right! Collapsed now with Andy for company and Rafa v Novak. Here we go again! 🙂
Back in your own world eh? Are you unreservedly glad not to be here???
No of course not. That would be seriously ungrateful of me and I did have some wonderful days. You were there for one of them xx
Oh I envy you your tennis – do you have Sky then? I refuse to pay into that man’s empire but…
It was a fantastic match and I was really sad at the outcome. Novak was immense when he needed to be but Rafa very close. Ours is a male dominated household, Jude. Both Mick and James love football and cricket and one or other are always on. It’s slight compensation that I sometimes get to watch tennis. 🙂
Of course! 😉
I like number five and six best of all, the ornate wrought iron and the stucco angles are stunning. But also the cellar flap/cover things? are so intriguing. Just wonderful Meg and I see that Sue thins so too. x:-)x
I like the one with the green-remnanted doors. Lovely colours and textures and very pleasing compostion. These places must have been quite something when they were built. It is interesting that they haven’t been demolished, so perhaps restoration might still be a possibility.
I think I read somewhere that Łódź is being systematically restored. Which probably doesn’t mean everything. There was big money new in Łódź in the nineteenth century, and moneyed people need to display (I’m reading Jane Austen!) I seem to remember a similar discussion about Praga.
I concede beauty in 1, 2 and 3, those magnificent double doors, and maybe your last one, but it has a lot to do with your rendering of them, Meg. If we sent Sue there we’d be in danger of not getting her back. Watch out, Poland! 🙂
I owe a lot to her encouragement. That first one is one of my favourite shots here, probably because it looks like something Sue might have taken. My rendering? Thank you!
So from the comments do I understand that this area is going to be preserved, upgraded, torn down, replaced or just left alone? Fascinating as it is and very well photographed. Are they all deserted?
No systematic answer. Just a general comment I read somewhere that there was restoration work afoot in the city. These were scattered the whole length of ul Piotrkowsa. Not sure about how many were occupied.
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