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Waiting for spring

Uploaded by: NorthLook

Saturday March 16, 2013

Łódź, Poland

Caption: This snow covered curve is part of a metal track for downhil riding with special trolley-seats, first hauled mechanically up the hill and then released. All you have to do is to control the speed with lever-operated brake. Most probably this track starts operating in April and then I will take some rides with my 7 year old daughter.

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7. NorthLook
7:34 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
The route of streetcar #42 was first shortened to Rzgow in 1975, later in 1993 this service has been suspended, with only #26 going to the terminus at the city limits, in 1995 all streetcar traffic on Rudzka was stopped for good. Later the rails were dismantled in preparation for the widening of the street, which has been finished only in 2012. The building at Rudzka 56 houses now a retirement home and care center run by the city of Łódź. Liceum #20 has been relocated from Rudzka 56 to Obywatelska Str. in 1984, I do not know which school was operating in that building after 1984 and before the care center.
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6. JANBOY
10:55 PM GMT on April 12, 2013
To NorthLook:
In 1955 it was called Szkola Publiczna #137. I saw it on GOOGLE few months ago, and I see it is no longer a School. I see the streetcars are no loger going on Rudzka, sometimes I took a ride on the streetcar, but mostly I walked from my house. I did notice that Pabianicka is much wider and the buildings across from my building (and the Kino Muza) is gone.

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5. NorthLook
9:40 PM GMT on April 12, 2013
I did not know that Rudzka Góra has been used as a sand and gravel mine after 1955. The house at Pabianicka 206 still exists (visible in an aerial photo in Google Earth or at www.zumi.pl), but most houses and other buildings (including Muza cinema) on the other side of the street have been torn down completely around 1996 when Pabianicka was being made wider - now it has 3 lanes in each direction, with tram tracks (and most of the trees from before 1996) in the median. What was the name and number of Liceum at Rudzka 56 in 1955?
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4. JANBOY
7:51 AM GMT on April 06, 2013
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I used to live at Pabianicka 206 and graduated from Liceum at Rudzka 56 in 1955. Since 1957 I live in USA. That Rudzka Gora in 1955 was fairly high, but the sand and gravel was taten away from about the half of the hill. I assume later on in 1965-1970 they made it high again.
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3. JANBOY
9:55 PM GMT on April 05, 2013
I used to live at Pabianicka 206 and graduated from Liceum at Rudzka 56 in 1995. Since 1957 I live in USA. That Rudzka Gora in 1955 was fairly high, but the sand and gravel was taten away from about the half of the hill. I assume later on in 1965-1970 they made it high again.
Jan
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2. NorthLook
5:35 PM GMT on April 02, 2013
To JANBOY:
Yes, the place shown in my pictures is in Ruda Pabianicka. It is Rudzka Góra, a natural hill made higher artificially in the years 1965-1970, so it must have been a bit lower in 1955. Did you live then in this neighborhood? It is always very exciting to meet someone on Weather Underground who knows the same places. More than a year ago I have discovered that another WU user (Kajzar) lives no further than some 5 kilometers or 3 miles from me gauging by views and descriptions from his photographs.
One of my pictures in this series shows a restaurant and part of the track, another the view towards the top. The track (summer toboggan run) has been installed there 10 years ago by the owner of the restaurant.
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1. JANBOY
10:56 PM GMT on April 01, 2013
Is that site at Ruda Pabianicka?? I used to ski there in 1955, before the rides were there.
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About NorthLook

I live in central Polish city of Lodz, I work full-time as software developer for an IT company. I make photographs rather irregularly, in moments of leisure and on holidays or when the view outside my window seems worth capturing with my camera. When I find a particular photo interesting enough, I upload it to Weather Underground to share it with you.

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