My exams will start next week and I won't be likely to post anything new, but I managed to go to several places in Lodz quite a few days ago. One of these places is "Dętka" [a Polish word for an inner tube of a car/ bicycle wheel]- a drain under Plac Wolnosci in Lodz, used for flushing the whole sewage system before special cleaning cars were introduced in late 70's. It is said that "Dętka" could contain 300 cubic meters of rainwater.
Recently, the Drainage Museum has been opened in "Dętka". You can buy a ticket and have a guided trip you shouldn't forget [and the only drawback is that a group of 10 is too big for a confined space
]. I encourage you to do so, should you come to Lodz!
I've been keen on this drain for quite a few months. AFAIR, it was announced in 2006 that such a museum would be opened. I also read a few words about the Lodz sewage system, which was built in 1920's by William Heerlein Lindley and Stefan Skrzywan. The project included covering all Lodz rivers with the ground and providing a system for waste disposal. Unfortunately, there are no separate waste and rainwater drains, so entering an operational sewer could be deadly because of fumes. That's the reason why I have't entered any of Lodz drains... yet.
Anyway, I've visited one of the buildings in Piotrkowska Street. Its surface has been renovated, but the interior is in terrible state. Yet, although devastated, there still was a hint of former beauty and excellence. I decided to capture that and the you can see the effect in the 'staircase' photos. [Do I have a staircase fetish, or what?
]. I ventured upwards and reached the highest flor / attic, then I decided to go a little further, and... Expecting no one to be there, I suddenly heard a door creak! Holy shit, I was *scared*! I ran down the stairs as quickly as I could, because the person I was to encounter didn't necessarily have to be a peaceful elderly lady. It could be some aggressive and vulgar youngster I'm a bit afraid of. Everything is possible, and, in a place where no one goes, hiding a victim's corpse is a piece of cake- with no one to hear about your painful demise...
I've also found a collapsing building in one of the yards, with a cat sitting a few meters away. Guess what? I *had* to take that ' post-apocalyptic ' pic!
New pics: Now that I'm way more skilled in using the "GNU Image Manipulation Program", abbrev. GIMP., I decided to post some old pics of me. Usually, the only things I tamper with is white balance, brightness and contrast.
Remember: if you're put off by the male fashion freedom idea [guys in sensual & colourful clothing, high heels, make-up, jewellery and other items traditionally assigned to females] - don't look at these photos, go somewhere else. Rude comments will be deleted.