About me Interview
I find astonishing and indescribable beauty in
wreckages of joylessly gray-coloured,
yet enchanting world of steel and concrete.
Ghosts of wicked times are calling for absolution.
Sit beside me, let's listen.
Matt, 19 y.o, Poland.
temeria-or-bust asked: Your latest photo, what kind of aircraft was it? And where did you find it? Its peeked my curiosity.
I had to go deep into my memories to make sure I’ll tell you the truth.
It’s Lim-2, known as MiG-15bis. This little fighter was produced in Poland under USSR’s licence. I found it on ‘military graveyard’ close to an Army Museum in eastern Poland a few years ago.
combi31dailypics odpowiedział(a): Where in Poland is this?
It’s the famous Hala Targowa (Market Hall) in Wrocław, city where I currently study in. Acquring this place was a true revelation, as its outside made of burned brick didn’t promise such monumental interior.
qbnscholar powiedział(a): Wow. Great shot. Great story, which reflects how history is often erased. Plus, the structure is over a 100 years old? Looks so modern.
You got a good eye, Fernando!
The Market Hall was build around 1910 and became a silent witness of German and Polish history. Even then it was pioneer construction, far ahead of its time.
But wait… why would it be presented on SovietGoner in that case?
In 1983 the place was ‘renovated’ in a very typical soviet taste. Its dumpy construction became stunningly monumental, even though it sunk in crude market stands. During the years of People’s Republic of Poland it completely lost its old, bourgeois spirit. Nothing changed to this day.
Powerful edifice, isn’t it?