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Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
« Reply #980 on: November 13, 2017, 09:03:24 AM »
A really beautiful town !! I always enjoy with your updates, we are visiting some nice places plenty of details and things to see.

I really like the camping in the corner of the river, what a nice place !!

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Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
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Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
« Reply #981 on: November 13, 2017, 03:35:43 PM »
Great updates; I'm glad you went with the red option! Really liked the camping and boating in the other update and the region views are fantastic  &apls

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Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
« Reply #982 on: November 13, 2017, 05:50:08 PM »
Superb!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  I could imagine spending the night at that campsite.  The view of the mountains must be breathtaking!  ;D
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Re: Kolbrów (4.11.2017 - Krościeniec nad Wirtą - part 1)
« Reply #982 on: November 13, 2017, 05:50:08 PM »

Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)

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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #983 on: December 24, 2017, 07:11:54 AM »
Hello everybody! Thanks for all of your nice comments! I promised to post a second part of the update in the following week, but... eh... kind of been short of time for playing  :-[

(...)The view of the mountains must be breathtaking!  ;D

And well, yeah, I wanted to show that view... hope to find some time in January... I hope... So, I'm so sorry of going inactive for 1,5 months, please excuse me for that.

Anyway, today I'm back for a while, to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Let that time be warm full of joy, spent with your family and friends. Wesołych Świąt!  ;)



I'll get back there on New Year's Eve, as always ;) But this time, I hope to prepare something more for the 10th anniversary of Kolbrów... Well, stay tuned! And once again, have a good time on Christmas!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 07:18:19 AM by kbieniu7 »
Visit Kolbrów for a series of special 10th anniversary updates! Coming soon on 1st January 2018!

See you then!

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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #984 on: December 24, 2017, 08:40:32 AM »
Nice picture! Merry Christmas to you too!

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« Reply #985 on: December 24, 2017, 01:26:10 PM »
Merry Christmas for you and your family.:)

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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #986 on: December 25, 2017, 04:45:45 PM »
Nice pic and Merry Christmas to you  ;)
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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #987 on: December 26, 2017, 05:27:09 PM »
Love your rendition of the market square. Hope you had a merry christmas!
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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #988 on: December 27, 2017, 02:08:53 PM »
Merry Christmas kbieniu! :)

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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #989 on: December 31, 2017, 02:19:35 AM »
The signature has me excited. Can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for Kolbrów.

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Re: Kolbrów (24.12.2017 - Merry Christmas!)
« Reply #989 on: December 31, 2017, 02:19:35 AM »

Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #990 on: December 31, 2017, 08:56:04 AM »
Hi there! And thanks for your comments and likes under the last post :) There's no sum-up poster for Galand this year. There has been too few updates troughout last months, unfortunately. However, there's somethin else...

Like siemanthepieman spotted from my signature (advertising works! ;) ) and as I mentioned last weeks, I wanted to show something - let's say - special for this time, as tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Kolbrów. Quite a bunch of time, huh? That's been a lo of time of building and many of things, that I created, were based on real life Kraków - my hometown. And all those references, I would like to show you. Starting from tomorrow, I'll post a post every second day during next week.

So, stay tuned! Have a great party tonight and a Happy New Year! And don't forget to come back tomorrow! ;)

Visit Kolbrów for a series of special 10th anniversary updates! Coming soon on 1st January 2018!

See you then!

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #990 on: December 31, 2017, 08:56:04 AM »

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« Reply #991 on: December 31, 2017, 09:11:01 AM »
It's true that we have not seen updates here for a long time, so I can not wait to see what you're doing! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #992 on: December 31, 2017, 09:22:08 AM »
szczęśliwego Nowego Roku  ;)

Thanks internet  :D


Your Krakow Kolbrow central square is always a nice thing to see  :)

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #993 on: December 31, 2017, 12:10:19 PM »
Happy New Year, my friend! I'm excited to see what is in store for Kolbrów in 2018 and beyond!!!

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #994 on: December 31, 2017, 05:21:01 PM »
Sounds like a very interesting week ahead... Looking forward to it!

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #995 on: January 01, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »



Kolbrów

Exactly 10 years ago, the first photo from Kolbrów was published. Posted at SimCityPolska and showing some block estates, it had originally meant to be just an experiment lasting no more than few days or few weeks... However, as we may see now, it turned out to be much much longer than this.

Altough my style of building and ideas about the city were changing, Kolbrów is highly based on real-life Kraków. There are many inspirations woven into quarters, recreation of existing places, real-life bats modelled by other players troughout the years, etc.etc. In upcoming updates, I'll try to show you some of them trying to bring those ideas closer to you.

Now, let's get the context...

Kraków

Kraków. The second largest city in Poland, located in the south of the country by Wisła river, now having around 770 000 residents. In the past (especially in medieval times) it was the capital of Poland, headquarters of kings and symbol of the Polish power. Altough the politics changed and for few centuries it is no longer the capital, there are still many remainings of the history and heritage waiting at every corner just to be discovered.

Main hearth of Kraków is the Old Town, a historical district with a market square being its very centre, and the Castle on Wawel Hill - the royal headquarters that still is a living hearth of Polish history and culture. Old Town is surrounded by other historical districts (like formerly jewish town of Kazimierz or Podgórze that has been founded by Austrians), as well as old industrial zones (whith Schindler's factory), universities, pre-fab blocks and socialist quarters that have became witness to modern history of communism regime and people's resitance towards it.

All of those briefly listed places combine to a one image of a city soaked in its every inch with history and the modern, education and religion, multi-culturalism and Polish oldest traditions. And most of them are taken into Kolbrów ;)

So, let the journey begin!








As have been said, the main point of the city is the Main Market Square (pol. Rynek Główny). In the middle of it there is Cloth Hall (called Sukiennce), a medieval "shopping centre", we may call it ;) You have seen screenshots of it many times (usually for Christmas) posted there. However, for the 10th anniversary, it has ben given two extra real-life landmarks: Church of St. Adalbert (the small white one) and Town Hall Tower.



You may have also had a chance to see a real photos of them, as (with Church of St. Mary that unfortunately is not modelled into SimCity) they are probably the most known Landmarks of Kraków.



It has been and still is to be the point where the most important events take place in Kraków.







There's more interesting landmarks around the Old Town... but that in the next episode ;)




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Akallan - Maybe more a review of what I have already done, actually ;) Thanks!
Feyss- Dziękuję! :D
Dustin - How far beyond, I can't say now. But I hope, that at least those in the very next updates is going to be somehow interesting  ;D
Arthur - Just hoping that I managed to post everywhere and everything on time :D Merci!
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 01:59:38 PM by kbieniu7 »
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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (Have a Happy New Year!)
« Reply #995 on: January 01, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »

Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)

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« Reply #996 on: January 01, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »
Congrats on a decade of md-ing!  &apls

Lovely additions to the market square, looking forward to what else is in store!  :thumbsup:

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)
« Reply #996 on: January 01, 2018, 03:09:12 PM »

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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)
« Reply #997 on: January 02, 2018, 03:38:12 PM »
Big congratulations to your decennalia! &apls &apls &apls Your brief excursion into the world of MD'ing has given me too a lot (not least a highly valued friendship).

With the tower the Rynek looks even more like the square in Kraków, but honestly, even before, when I stood there, I felt as if I had been teleported into Kolbrów.
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Re: 10 yrs of Kolbrów (1. Rynek Główny)
« Reply #997 on: January 02, 2018, 03:38:12 PM »

Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)

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Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
« Reply #998 on: January 03, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »


There's something very characteristic about Old Town of Kraków, as it is entirely surrounded by a ring-shaped chain of parks (called Planty). There are some other landmarks within that chain as well. One of them is a small stretch of ancient city walls with St. Florian's Gate (Brama Floriańska). In the beginning of the 19th century, they were about to be demolished. However, thanks to a professor named Feliks Radwański, this small part has been kept for the future generations.



Planty is a place where people relax with walking and looking at landmarks, take a sit on benches or just pass by being hurried by their daily routines (or their tramways that are about to depart in a minute ;) )





Just by, there is a large and baroque-styled theatre. Built at the very end of 19th century has been named after one of the greatest polish poets Juliusz Słowacki. In Kolbrów, there is Maxis' opera house in its role... and it's not playing that bad, what do you think? ;)




St. Florian Street, the one that connects the gate with Main Market Square is a part of so called "Royal Trail"... usually full of residents and tourists. Many tourists! Kraków has the largest number of tourists among all Polish cities. Have you ever been there? ;)


Link to the area in Google Maps 3D






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Erik - Thanks! I hope that you like the second part as well :)
Karl - Tack sĺ mycket! ;) I'm really glad to hear that! I try to imagine, how is it to see something in the reality after having seen it in the game. I have never such a feeling (just once the other way, when I saw Prague made by Korver). But I believe, it must be interesting!
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See you then!

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Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
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Re: Kolbrów 10 yrs (2. St. Florian's Gate)
« Reply #999 on: January 04, 2018, 01:57:09 AM »
It's very nice comparing the different landmarks of your cities o the real one from Krakow. The maxis opera house do indeed a good job there, for a maxis building it doesn't look too out of place.

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