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Can the center of Szczecin be seen from outer-space?

2013/03/13

Kwartał 21 consists of the area bordered by the streets Bogusława, Jagiellońska, Śląska and Bogusława. It is supposedly the centerpiece for the development of the heart of Szczecin, the hub of the social and artistic life of the capital of West Pomerania.

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Kwartał 21, flagship for the renovation of Szczecin city center

Apart from a solitary reovated tenement, kwartał 21 is entirely bereft of life. No light shines down from any of the surrounding buildings. It is a silent, foreboding wasteland of nothingness. No life, no people, no children, no cars; only the mute reproach of dark, shattered tenements.

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no life, no people, no children, no cars, no nothing in kwartał 21

There is a famous satellite  image of North Korea at night, showing ….. nothing. It took the communist authorities of the DPRK, Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, over half a century to achieve this in their jurisdiction. The city authorities of Szczecin and their spółki have achieved the same in little more than a decade.

North Korea at night

North Korea at night

English editor, A native of the Isle of Wight, Warren has been running the language teaching company, Go! Languages, with his wife Małgorzata, since 1997. A fan of England, Portsmouth F.C. and Pogoń Szczecin, Warren will be contribing articles on football for the Szczecinian.

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