Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Görlitz then and now

The lovely town of Görlitz has since 1945 been split across the Neisse River with the eastern section made part of Poland and transliterated as Zgorzelec, although as the map from 1910 shows, there wasn't much on the eastern side of the river at that time anyway.  Fortunately, although the town saw street fighting at the end of WW2, it missed being bombed and thus the Stadtbild today overall is comparitively historic.

The top two photos are of the railway viaduct and the second two are of the Peterskirche or St Peter's Church which is the city's major landmark.

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