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It is 65 years old, its wheel tractors have the diameter of 1400 millimeters and turned wheels – 660 millimeters, it is 30 metres long and weighs 80 tons. The Ty2-1035 locomotive has changed into the city sculpture and has been located at Strzegomski Square in Wroclaw. Two cranes were used to set the locomotive.
It’s the largest monument in Poland. It was Andrzej Jarodzki, an artist from Wroclaw who came up with its idea 16 years ago. However, he was not able to realize it for long time. “I hit on it by chance in 1993. I was playing my son’s locomotive, I set it upright and that’s where the idea came from.” In the project of Jarodzki the locomotive standing on the siding of the Museum of Industry and Railways in Jaworzyna Śląska was used.
The Gondola’s Bay is located in Purkyniego Street between National Museum and Polish Hill in the place of the estuary of long city moat to the Odra river. The bay refers to the tradition of Venice of the north.
Building the bay was connected with hydro investments that were made in Wroclaw. The first such an investment connected with this place, was to fill the Oława moat and move the place of the estuary to the Gondola’s Bay. Then the course of the Oława river was shortened and moved close to Grunwaldzki Bridge. Only the piece called Gondola’s Bay remained from the long city moat . The works were made in the 80s of the XIXth century. Then the bay was adapted to a port for pleasure boats. To do it the quay was strengthened and the bay was built.
Owing to the cooperation with the City of Wrocław and “Drzwi Europy” (The door to Europe) association the harbor with kayaks, rowing boats and launches was built in the bay .
The bay is opened from 1 April to 30 October ( in case of bad weather the season will be shortened).
- from Monday till Friday – open from noon to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday and holidays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The cost of rent:
- double kayaks (10 zl per 1 hour per kayak),
- triple rowing boat (20 zl per hour),
- quadruple launch – there is not required the licence (55 zl per one hour).
Source: Wikipedia Wroclaw.pl
The innovation centre in Wroclaw will help Google to meet the raising needs of clients who work in different languages. The office in Wroclaw support AdWords and AdSense products. It is the second office in Europe, after the head office in Dublin. The innovation centre will at first concentrate on supporting advertisers from Poland and German language countries.
John Herlihy the Online Sales & Operations director in Europe said that Google’s centre in Wroclaw would improve the level of services that are offered by them to European customers. The high number of local talents in combined with friendly business environment is the big incentive. The Wroclaw’s innovation centre will use knowledge and skills of constantly developing teams from Mountain View, Dublin or other cities in EMEA region.
The investment is viable for Google because it is easy to find good computer specialists in Poland. The work for Google guarantees young computer specialists not only high level of salary but also time for developing their own projects.
Do you want to work for Google in Wroclaw? Here you can find the work offer.
Source: Idg Webmade egospodarka