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Piotr Tymiński / 250 items

N 25 B 1.4K C 4 E Jun 7, 2014 F May 11, 2015
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Texturized photograph of a magnificient ruin of Grain Storage facility of the Modlin Fortress, Poland.
Beautifully located on a tip of land where two mighty rivers - Vistula and Narew - coverge.
Construction of the grain storage for the Modlin Fortress started in 1832 and was completed in 1844. This beautiful neo-renaisssance building was designed by a renowned architect Jan jakub Gaya and is located on a narrow promontory between Vistula and Narew rivers. Oiginally designed as a storage facility could also be used in a defensive role. Despite serious damage suffered in 1939 (and in post-war years when it was decided to demolish the building in order to recover building material) it is still a majestic site and a joy to look at. What remains today is practically just a half of the original storage but it's still huge. Wide stairs lead from the gate straight down to the river where once barges unloaded their cargoes. Remains of a crane mechanism are still there and it's a joy to sit there and contemplate the mighty Narew river flowing by.

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Tags:   HDR urbex abandoned derelict decay river sky landscape reflection fine art Poland photography water ruins Narew river urban exploration PL Visualmanuscripts

N 5 B 397 C 0 E Apr 12, 2015 F May 22, 2015
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A big blob of concrete mixed with stones is all what remained from a simplified machine gun pillbox, one of many of this type built north of Niemirów on the Bug River.
They were cheap and simple to build and except from concrete and stones, collected on nearby fields, did not require sophisticated raw materials. They had no elaborate equipment installed and were supposed to support the mail line of defence which consisted of regular pillboxes that had been built closer to the river and further to the south.

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Tags:   bunker clouds color fine art fortification history landscape military Molotov Line pillbox Piotr Tyminski polowy sky Soviet texture textured tree ww2

N 14 B 4.1K C 7 E Aug 6, 2011 F Jun 2, 2014
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An antitank pillbox, still with its protective embankments in place, makes the life of a local farmer in the village of Jakać just a little bit more difficult.

But in 1941 there would be no houses, no haystacks and no cornfields. Once the construction was finished the garrisons of the strongpoints, along with additional field troops, would start pouring in into their designted zones and that would be the time to mercilessly drive the local population away.
Locals were needed to dig vast antitank ditches, to bring stone from the fields and to do the initial earthmoving work. But once it was all done there would be no sentiments and no mercy. Besides, these people were inhabitants of “former Poland” (as Soviet propaganda called the state conquered in 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union). And they were unreliable, rebellious and infected with capitalist ideas. They were, like all citiziens of the Soviet empire, expendable.
It is some horrible irony that a German-Soviet war of 1941 saved lots of these people from less than pleasant fate. Sure, it was yet another war, which is never good, and the Germans were enemies, too, but at least the Reds were gone.
Horst Slesina, German war correspondent who took part in breaking through the Molotov Line in the area where at least some stiff resistance was offered, noted in his book “Soldaten Gegen Tod Und Teufel. Unser Kampf In Der Sowjetunion”: “Poles are not frineds of ours, that's understandable. But it keeps puzzling me that in many places people greet us like liberators. What, on Earth, Soviets must have done in less than two years to make these people hate them so much?”.

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Tags:   abandoned bunker derelict fortification history Linia Mołotowa military Molotov Line pentax pillbox shelter Soviet urban exploration urbex WW2 бункер заброшенные Stara Jakać Podlaskie Voivodeship Poland decay Art landscape Pentax Art Visualmanuscripts

N 11 B 298 C 0 E Mar 31, 2015 F Mar 31, 2015
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I love lurking in the swampy forest where beavers keep felling mighty trees and where eerie silence is not really silent at all.
I hear strange noises in the fog and I know I am not alone there.

Lurking in eerie forests with OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 9

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N 24 B 430 C 3 E Mar 28, 2015 F May 11, 2015
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Backwater of Narew River near Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland, is usually very calm and is a home for dozens of beavers.

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Tags:   texture river landscape reflection fine art Poland trees photography water color Narew river textured backwater


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