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Report - Wola Gasworks Gas Holders / Gas Tanks - Warsaw - Poland - September 2013

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by bhg, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. bhg

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    This was my last stop after 6 hours of climbing cranes and rooftops in Warsaw that night.. It was already 6 in the morning, after having another coffee and cigarettes (just like in Jarmusch movie :)) I headed towards Wola Gasworks. I've seen the pictures of gas tanks before, no suprise that they are called Warsaw Colosseum.

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    Gasometers are not very common in Poland, there are none in my city, the only one I've ever seen is actually the one from Keitei amazing report from Gdansk here : http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums...3296-gda-sk-gas-holder-poland-may-2013-a.html.
    I finally arrived (took me ages cause I really wanted to take a tram, which wasn't really going in the right direction hahha) and they looked stunning.

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    After 30 hours with no sleep, I was still full of excitement... Walked around bricked wall for ages trying to find a hole, I had enough of climbing for the night. And of course I had to climb it anyway :)
    I entered the first one and it was breathtaking, such a beautiful structure! Climbing up the stairs was pretty dodgy, I must say that I prefer metal steps to rotten, old wooden ones... Some of the wooden boards were missing, some of too dodgy to stand on, arghhh it wasn't a pleasant walk or climb :)
    But it was worthy...

    Here is some info about Wola Gasworks:

    Two red brick tanks were built between 1886-1888.

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    Destroyed during the war, (artillery shells hit the tank), were rebuilt and opened in 1945.

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    Gas metal containers were destroyed in the 70s. They housed thousands of cubic meters of gas. Gas production stopped in 1978.


    Pics here:

    Gas tank 1

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    Gas tank 2 (flooded) it was astonishing inside!

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    Enjoy!
     
    #1 bhg, Oct 7, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2013

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