Katowice

Katowice, city in Poland celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015
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Aerial view of a closed coal mine “Katowice” in the district of Bogucice. Seen are the shaft “Bartosz”, water tower and apartment buildings of Katowice’s district Koszutka. Upper Silesia, Poland

Aerial view of a closed coal mine “Katowice” in the district of Bogucice. Seen are the shaft “Bartosz”, water tower and apartment buildings of Katowice’s district Koszutka. Upper Silesia, Poland

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The church of Saint Casimir in Katowice built between 1930 and 1933, as a garrison church serving the soldiers of the 23 Infantry Division of the Polish Army stationed in the city. The church was the first religious building in Poland built in the style of simplified modernism, or functionalism. Its designers were Leon d'Arma Dietz and Jan Zarzycki. The interior is decorated in the Art Deco style.

The church of Saint Casimir in Katowice built between 1930 and 1933, as a garrison church serving the soldiers of the 23 Infantry Division of the Polish Army stationed in the city. The church was the first religious building in Poland built in the style of simplified modernism, or functionalism. Its designers were Leon d'Arma Dietz and Jan Zarzycki. The interior is decorated in the Art Deco style.

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The ever changing market square in Katowice. The market square in Katowice has been rebuild many times.

The ever changing market square in Katowice. The market square in Katowice has been rebuild many times.

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Street exiting downtown Katowice with new infrastructure of office buildings.

Street exiting downtown Katowice with new infrastructure of office buildings.

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Katowice's market square dates to late 19th century. View towards the train station.

Katowice's market square dates to late 19th century. View towards the train station.

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Antique tower shaft “Jerzy” remains of the former coal mine KWK Gottwald at the entrance to the Silesia City Center, a shopping mall in Katowice, Poland

Antique tower shaft “Jerzy” remains of the former coal mine KWK Gottwald at the entrance to the Silesia City Center, a shopping mall in Katowice, Poland

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Weglokoks office building in Katowice. The company was founded in 1951 and is engaging in coal trading.

Weglokoks office building in Katowice. The company was founded in 1951 and is engaging in coal trading.

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3rd of May street in Katowice has rows of urban residential brick building standing in a tight range of other houses and distinguished by the absence of large windows.

3rd of May street in Katowice has rows of urban residential brick building standing in a tight range of other houses and distinguished by the absence of large windows.

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Aerial view of a closed coal mine “Katowice” in the district of Bogucice. with the view of apartment buildings of Katowice’s district Koszutka. Upper Silesia, Poland. Picture taken June 2015

Aerial view of a closed coal mine “Katowice” in the district of Bogucice. with the view of apartment buildings of Katowice’s district Koszutka. Upper Silesia, Poland. Picture taken June 2015

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Former site of the ‘Katowice’ coal-mine is now occupied by new Silesia museum nicely blended into the landscape.

Former site of the ‘Katowice’ coal-mine is now occupied by new Silesia museum nicely blended into the landscape.

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