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Poles to re-design the cross

The Mayor of Warsaw (referred to by dumb as the president of the capital city of Warsaw) has announced a competition to design a cross to stand in Pl. Piłsudski to mark the 30th anniversary of the papal mass there.

Does anyone have any ideas as the shape of the new Polish cross?

Could it be, perhaps, ... square?
That would be a bold statement which might just work.

The taxpayers will pick up a bill for PLN 2.5 million.

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Well Varsovian at £1m the angel of the north cost more than that and lottery money may as well be just another tax.

They have some very imaginative modern designs for crosses (and monuments in general) in Poland. The more modern churches in Poland have some nice architecture and are usually aesthetically pleasing. I'm sure they will come up with an impressive design.

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Generally I am an advocate for new design but JPII’s crosier is so intertwined with his travels that it would best represent the Pope and his ministry.

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You like the new churches!!!!!!!

Oh dear, I can't spot the difference between them and Carrefour personally.

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I don't know which churches you are referring to, but the ones I've seen in southern Poland are not like supermarkets. I guess I am comparing to modern churches in the UK, which have pretty horrendous architecture.

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I'm with you on the Carrefour front ;) One of them near me looks like a huge radio telescope.

(I'm in the South btw.)

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>>I guess I am comparing to modern churches in the UK, which have pretty horrendous architecture.

Are they still building churches in the UK?

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"Are they still building churches in the UK? "

They built quite a few in the last fifty years. Most of them are indiscernable from fire stations. The ones in Poland are usually very nice inside. If you look at the crosses they are often modern designs and very nicely done.

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Madern Polish churches are huge with plastic cladding on the outside and tongue and groove in the inside.
Churches is the UK are being sold off in small villages do to lack of attendance, in big cities
they are packed with Poles (catholic churches)

I read yesterday they are looking for Polish speaking preists. Suprising as according to the Polish government, the Poles have nearly all returned.

Ania have you ever considered returning? You feel it is so great?

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What do you mean returning? Return to where Dajwid?

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darkest south-east Londyn!

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Sidcup?

Another white elephant, like the Christ the Redeemer rip-off in Swiebodzin. What a joke that is/was.