Also Jerzy Wierzbicki (born in 1975), who had earlier depicted the suburbs of Gdańsk (he has recently published his book entitled Gdańsk Suburbia), made such an attempt.The photographer emphasizes the meaning of monumental architecture, which in Silesia can appear as the set in a theatrical stage – empty spaces evoking the feeling of existential emptiness. Is there any way out of this dark situation and depressing space, which can be compared to hell on earth? Possibly, our hope for the better future are children who still did not yield to alcoholism. At least not entirely! Perhaps we can find hope in symbols of religion, which lasts intact, for instance in the form of roadside cross. But for how long? It may be that the rescue lies in revitalization of that territory and reconstruction of industry or at least in a partial change of its status. That is the shortest summary of the historically-sociological issues, which I observe in suggestive and powerful in their visual message photographs by Wierzbicki.The style of his photographs undoubtedly is not homogenous, nor concentrated on one esthetics. The photographer uses a wide-angle lens which magnifies and deforms the depicted reality. He likes frames like in the 19th-century photographs, in which architecture, without people who were considered unnecessary, was presented in a monumental way. In these pictures I can notice nostalgia for the bygone greatness and importance of that exceptional region.