January 7, 2014

0946 POLAND (Silesia) - The main railway station of Bielsko-Biała

Formed in 1951 by the union of two former cities on opposite banks of the Biała River, Silesian Bielsko and Lesser Poland's Biała, Bielsko-Biała is a beautiful city, which has a vibrant modernistic presence being a student-city with its associated nightlife, as well as having numerous historical sights. One of this is the main railway station (Bielsko-Biała Główna), located in the city center.

In 1855 Bielsko was connected to the northern railway of Cezar Ferdinand, running from Vienna to Lwów. Designed in the style of historicism by Carl Schulz, the railway station was raised between 1888 and 1890. The main body is from brick, the platform being supported by cast iron columns. In nowadays was beautifully restored delights with its Pompeii polychrome in the main hall.

Bielsko-Biała - Wikipedia

sender: Marta / Szado (postcrossing)
sent from Bielsko-Biała (Silesia / Poland), on 16.10.2012
photo: Barbara Chrobak

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