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July 17, 2020

40 Fascinating Color Photos Capture Street Scenes of Poznań in the 1950s

Poznań is a city on the Warta River in west-central Poland, in the Greater Poland region. It is best known for its renaissance Old Town and Ostrów Tumski Cathedral.

Poznań is the fifth-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. The Larger Poznań Metropolitan Area (PMA) is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Poland. It is the historical capital of the Greater Poland region and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship.

The city’s most renowned landmarks include Poznań Town Hall, the National Museum, Grand Theatre, Fara Church, Poznań Cathedral and the Imperial Castle. Poznań is classified as a Gamma- global city by Globalization and World Cities Research Network. It has often topped rankings as a city with very high quality of education and a very high standard of living. It also ranks highly in safety and healthcare quality.

These fascinating color photos from Gorm Helge Grønli Rudschinat that captured street scenes of Poznań in the 1950s.


  1. "Fascinating" watching grass grow.

  2. Thanks, that's great - I was born in Poznan in late 1950s so really enjoyed looking at the photos.




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