Księży Młyn (or Priest’s Mill if you prefer) is one of these places that you should visit rather sooner than later.
It is a vast district, which has survived almost unaffected since the period of the flowering of industrial Lodz. Karol Scheibler (one of the biggest manufacturers in Lodz), in 70s of 19th century, started building this industrial and residential complex. Kind of a city inside the city as this area was fully self-sufficient.
Księży Młyn is composed of systematically arranged and architecturally uniform factory buildings, a housing estate, mansions of the owners and villas of directors with gardens, as well as streets and railway sidings, a school, two hospitals, a gas-works, a factory club and a fire station…
Revitalization of this place has already begun, the buildings are renovated, the staircase are being repainted, the intercoms are being installed.
For the residents – great. For photo-hunters – not so great. But there are still a few places where time stands still …
Places like this one, with a very interesting attic (for some..), will most probably change their appearance quite quickly.
In the renewed buildings, the access to such staircase leading to the attic (in which there are often flats), is already blocked with a door and an interphone.
Before you go to take your pics, a few more of mine 😉
And as usual, a map: