Koncesja turystyczna nr 3 z dnia 5.11.1999r. wydane przez Wojewodę Kujawsko - Pomorskiego

Inowroclaw how it used to be


The books which I published before – ‘The beauty of Old Inowroclaw” and “History of salt production in Inowroclaw” were very popular and that means people want and like to read this kind of publications about the history of our town. Especially today, in the time of European integration, when the borders of the countries are disappearing, it is import ant to keep and save customs, history and our reatgrandfathers’ and our identity. This book was written to show people and Inowroclaw’s citizens and lovers the picture of previous years and great history of the town. Many of buildings which are presented in the book have disappeared endlessly from city’s landscape. They are only known from the old postcards Or photographs by a few collectors.In this short sentimental trip of nine centuries of our town history, I would like to draw your attention to interesting events which happened here. I am going to write about Napoleon’s visit in Inowroclaw and the burning of the last witch in our city. I will show you buildings which we cannot see such as 500-years-old Hall Tower or nonexistent Franciscan Order. I will also show the buildings which we remember from the near future such as Inowroclaw trams or the Primary School Number 3rd which has been closed down recently and The Salt Mine and The Salt’s Weight Company. In the chapter entitled ‘The beauty of old Inowroclaw’, I am presenting the collection of the most interesting photographs and postcards which come from my private collection. In many cases they are the only documents which remain the old buildings, events and history of they town. This pictures, postcards and photo remind the places which only stayed in older Inowroclaw residents’ memories of the childhood. On the other hand, they are the documents for youngsters which show how the people lived in the past. In this publication you can find such interesting things as the oldest picture of the ‘Ruina’ Church, panorama of the city from 1734 made by Frydryk Werner, the beautiful photograph of Hall Tower from 1865 by Lissener, the watercolor of the same tower made by earl Chotomski from 1856 and many others. Many of this interesting pictures were accessible by National Museum in Warsaw and its branches in Cracow and Poznan and Jagiellonian Library. Unfortunately, I was not able to present the collection and exhibits which are gathered in Jan Kasprowicz Museum in Inowroclaw, because its management do not create the opportunity to benefit form this exhibits. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the readers of this book will find something interesting for themselves. I would like this publication becomes the bridge between past and present which brings the history of beautiful and important in Polish history Inowroclaw closer to my readers.I would like you to have so much pleasure Chile reading as I had while writing this book.

Kościół Imienia NMP „Ruina”

Wieża Ratuszowa

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