Germany’s lost cities : a tour of Gdańsk (Danzig)

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Post by Piotr Kapuscinski » 28 Dec 2013 00:21

Hi Adam, may I ask where did you post these photos from Kaliningrad? I'd like to see them.

In the thread on Polish historycy.org forum linked below, you can find photos of Teutonic Order's castles from East Prussia.

But unlike TO's castles in Poland, those in Kaliningrad Oblast were either demolished or are in tragic condition today:

http://www.historycy.org/index.php?showtopic=58771

For example Insterburg Castle:

1) Before WW2:

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2) Nowadays:

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Post by pofoka » 03 Jan 2014 20:59

The Prison Tower (Stockturm) Then & now (1945 - 2013)
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Post by Piotr Kapuscinski » 25 Jun 2019 15:22

"The Judge unlocked a special liquor trunk; from the protruding necks he chose a flask, a fine crystal gift from the Bernardine monk. Gdansk Vodka - he said - and no hard task for Pole to drink. Long live Gdansk! - he shouted, raising his stein. Gdansk was once our town, and so will be again. The vodka spouted a silver arc as he poured it around, till only golden leaves glowed on the ground."

http://leonardkress.com/Pan%20Tadeusz.pdf - page 89/277

- Adam Mickiewicz, "Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania"
There are words which carry the presage of defeat. Defence is such a word. What is the result of an even victorious defence? The next attempt of imposing it to that weaker, defender. The attacker, despite temporary setback, feels the master of situation.

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