During my business trip to Warsaw last few days I enjoyed an exceptionally sunny weather for this season. The city was nice but rather problematic to photograph - sharp sunlight created deep contrasty shadows. This picture was also taken in tricky light conditions. I donít claim excuse for its quality, just want to say that I did my best and this is maximum what I could get.
The reason for posting it was in that interesting placement - on one central axis - of the two exceptional and remarkable buildings. One is quite a big Church of the Holy Trinity with a huge cupola and a bell tower on the top, in the very center of the City, which belongs to the protestant community of Augsburg denomination - in largely Catholic popish Poland.
Behind it, but far away (it is visible on how misty it is in a sunny and windy day) overhangs the biggest building of Warsaw, its dominant , so called Palace of Culture and Science. As a gift from Stalin and for its characteristic Stalinís architecture style it is strongly disliked by Warsawians, but because of its gigantic dimensions they apparently resigned on its destruction.
Have to admit that I didnít intentionally look for this PoV to have both "non-Polish" monuments in a row - it was just a view from my hotel room.
(Iím adding a workshop - the same view by night.)
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jinju (14265) 2004-10-17 9:34
The composition is very interesting. As you say, its a great contrast between what the two buildings stand for. I like how the smaller church overshadows the massive Palace of Science and Culture, showing that communism was eventually defeated. Great shot.
PiotrC (26) 2005-11-10 16:24
I have admire your compositional "nose".
Although...The Evangelic-Augsburgian church was designed by Polish architect-Szymon Bogumil Zug in XVIII century for local evanegelic community.
by the way- Poland is inhabited mostly by Roman-Catholics, and as far as I know , there is no dictionary definition of "Catholic popish" or "popish Poland"
- Copyright: Peter Bircak (Tavo) (587)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
- Exposure: f/7.8
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): 'PKiN' in Warsaw at POLAND_evvka [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-16 22:39