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Skinny home ~ Warsaw

Skinny home ~ Warsaw

During World War II, the Nazis almost completely destroyed the Old Town area of Warsaw, Poland.
Since then, its buildings have been carefully rebuilt, restoring a good deal of its architectural charm.
This skinny, 17th-century home at 20-22 Kanonia Street, which was rebuilt in 1959 to match its original design, is just slightly wider than its front door.

According to Elle Décor, its unusual construction was a strategy for avoiding property taxes.
With a tax system based on the width of a home's front-facing façade and the number of windows it had, this property probably saved its original owners a lot of złoty.

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Jola Dziubinska05-May-2018 23:58
Excellent composition and pov. V.
Zoltán Balogh04-May-2018 15:50
Fabulous, I like it very much. V
Graeme02-May-2018 09:05
My, this tiny house is so small. I love this perspective of it too. BV
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal02-May-2018 06:40
Beautiful well composed image, love the POV. V
woody3402-May-2018 05:10
Intriguing story of this unusual house.Great capture...V
Pete Hemington01-May-2018 20:59
Excellent shot, very interesting too
Pieter Bos01-May-2018 20:18
Great depth in this image, Stephanie! ~V
Martin Lamoon01-May-2018 19:31
Good to see it has been restored.
Like the composition.
marie-jose wolff01-May-2018 19:16
fine composition with these beautiful facades! V
Pierre Martin01-May-2018 18:28
great perspective of that shot, great work!
LynnH01-May-2018 16:10
I think a lot of architectural and construction design were geared to avoid taxation. Like the tax on closets in the U.S.which led to the creation of wardrobes and chest of drawers. Very cool POV here. V
Blandine Mangin01-May-2018 15:39
très jolie compo de ces vieux immeubles aux jolies couleurs! v
Jim Coffman01-May-2018 15:29
Well composed and captured, Stephanie...
Fong Lam01-May-2018 15:07
Great shot of these colorful charming houses, Stephanie....V
bill friedlander01-May-2018 14:57
Great that the original designs were kept, they are very charming. V
Nick Paoni01-May-2018 13:44
What neat colors. Thanks for the informative caption.
globalgadabout01-May-2018 13:40
a strong POV works well to illustrate each of the houses...certainly the skinny one is noteworthy..
Marcia Rules01-May-2018 13:18
My cats wouldn't fit! Very unusual shot, for sure.... V
Helen Betts01-May-2018 13:13
I remember seeing this unusual house, and you've captured it well from this POV. V.
meekam tam01-May-2018 12:04
Beautiful houses and the skinny one is very interesting. Beautiful image, Stephanie! V
joseantonio01-May-2018 11:54
I remember that little house quite well.V.
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