I took this photo in the same day I took this one. The Sun was amazing. Shortly before the sunset, the walls of the houses were lit by golden rays of the Sun. So I had to take it.
The Market Square is a place where painters sale their pictures - a lot of them are noteworthy. Ever, there is a crowd of tourists.
The Old Town Market Place is the true heart of the Old Town, and until the end of the 18th century it was the heart of all of Warsaw. It originated in the late 13th century, at the same time the city was founded. Here the representatives of guilds and merchants met in the Town Hall (built before 1429, pulled down in 1817), and fairs and the occasional execution were held. The houses around it represented the Gothic style until the great fire of 1607, after which they were rebuilt in late-Renaissance style and eventually in late-Baroque style. The main feature at that time was immense Town Hall, reconstructed in 1580 in the style of Polish mannerism by Antoneo de Ralia and again between 1620-1621. The architecture of the building was similar to many other structures of that type in Poland (e.g. Town Hall in Szydłowiec). It was adorned with attic and four side towers. Clock tower, embellished with an arcade loggia, was covered with a bulbous spire typical for Warsaw mannerist architecture The names of 18th-century Polish parliamentarians are used for the four sides of this vast (90 by 73 m or 295 by 240 ft) square.
The district was damaged by the bombs of the German Luftwaffe during the Invasion of Poland (1939). The ancient Market Place was rebuilt in the 1950s, after having been again damaged by the German Army after the suppression of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Today it is a major tourist attraction. [wiki]
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lousat (64197) 2013-08-31 3:50
HI Leszek,you like the risk as i can see...eheh..a very very difficult composition in different light levels and whit a lot of details to take,your work is really perfect and the result is a very rich composition full of interesting things to see and a lot of colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (72716) 2013-08-31 3:56
This is a very attractive composition with a most agreeable atmosphere. The paintings help direct the attention toward the lovely background buildings. Pleasant warm light and colours. Very good light management in difficult circumstances.
serp2000 (33133) 2013-08-31 4:42
Another famous place in Warszawa. When I see so big paint pictures or some big souvenirs Iimmediately think about my suitcase and a limit of luggage in the planes. ;)
Lovely presentation of the art work market.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-08-31 5:15
Ciao Laszek, lovely composition with a lot of paintings, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (10236) 2013-08-31 5:24
Splendid square with nice architectures beautiful light and great painters market. I like a lott! Have a nice week-end.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-31 5:36
piekne obrazy uwieczniles,ciekawe miejsce,super klimat starego rynku,pozdrawiam
Hansaphotos (6071) 2013-08-31 5:58
A nice capture of this busy market square. As you mention, the lighting was ideal for capturing this scene. Fine details along the facades of the typical Polish architecture in the background. Lovely shot! TFS.
Enjoy your WE.
Romano46 (11509) 2013-08-31 7:13
complimenti per questa bella foto, assai piacevole nella composizione, e gradevole per il soggetto ed i colori.
Una gradita visione della città di Varzavia che ci propone un nuovo punto di vista di essa.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
subhendu_bagchi (21056) 2013-08-31 9:52
interesting street photography. Very eye catching colours. Like the composition with wide angle. Nice one. Tfs.
emka (64144) 2013-08-31 11:35
Witaj, Ładne zdjecie z Rynku Starego Miasta, zdążyłeś przed remontem. bardzo ładne kolory i znakomita ostrość. Te obrazy widać tak dokładnie. Pieknie złocą sie szczyty domów w tym świetle. Super atmosfera.
Hunkar (6744) 2013-08-31 14:39
A nice composition of the old colorful houses and paintings,
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-31 15:27
Słonce jeszcze muska dachy domow, przyjemny cieply obraz. Troche dziwne ze w sezonie ponoc rozpoczeli remont - odwolali jakies koncerty, misto remontuja - chyba Warszawe odwiedze jutro bez aparatu ;)
Iwon (6231) 2013-09-01 1:10
Życie wakacyjne stolicy od strony Starówki zapełnionej turystami i żyjącymi z turystów artystami....
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-01 6:30
Indeed a colourful square and presence of people in this kind of shot is always vital as shown. What a lovely view, full of live, the pov and perspective add interests to this luminous shot with the significant and marvelous buildings in the backdrop catching the attention as well. I love the delicious colors rendition, overall contrast and much detail to enjoy. But above all, credit to your skill in achieving a good balance exposure. Awesome and lively shot. Congrats and tfs
marina7 (7160) 2013-09-01 10:57
you'right, the light is absolutely gorgeous! And what a place! Great composition with an artistic feel to it, perfect execution.
My best wishes!
Sonata11 (31239) 2013-09-01 20:07
rzeczywiscie piekny dzien oraz wieczorna pora przed zachoden slonca pieknie oswietlone kaminiczki promienaimi slonca. Bardzo lubie takie miejsca galerie obrazow. Bardzo ldna kompozycja wspaniale wykonana. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam I zycze milej niedzieli,
jhm (127995) 2013-09-02 4:49
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
After the WAR II has Warsaw as city again the old allure.
I would here different hours walk on these market between the a lot nice paintings.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-09-02 8:59
Dziękuję za komplement na moje foto autobusu. Cenię swoją opinię.
Ten foto ma ogromny wygląd HDR. Światła mają bardzo dobrze zarządzana.
halikarnas (5914) 2013-09-02 10:42
Ne kadar güzel ve etkili bir günlük yaşam fotoğrafı.
Tebrikler,Türkiye Bodrum'dan selamlar.
holmertz (31302) 2013-09-02 12:47
In every major city there is a square where artists with little access to the galleries sell their paintings. I am not generally impressed by their talent but it can be great fun to watch the paintings and they often make for good photos, when combined with people and surroundings. Here you found all these important ingredients for a good shot and were also blessed with a very good light.
pajaran (41725) 2013-09-02 13:21
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na slike i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article about the place, with the given data and history ...
A nice look at the pictures and architecture ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment indicated.
A beautiful moment.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
Fis2 (76986) 2013-09-03 2:02
Fajny widok, lubie takie klimaty.
Szkoda, ze troche poprzepalane ale trudno bylo tego uniknac.MIlego dnia
mkamionka (27073) 2013-09-03 7:48
piekne miejsce, bardzo atrakcyjna kompozycja z obrazami na pierwszym planie i urokliwa architektura starowki w oddali. Wspaniale swiatlo ale tez trzeba przyznac bardzo trudne. W pewnych miejscach nawet lekko sie przeswietlilo. W takiej sytuacji rozwazylbym lekka korekte pseudo HDRem choc ostatni dosyc unikam tego typu obrobki.
Miejsce pelne atmosfery ktora znakomicie uchwyciles tutaj. Dla mnie teraz rownie odlegle, niedostepne i egzotyczne jak i inne zagraniczne atrakcje turystyczne..
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-04 4:34
The architecture around the square is beautiful, and you got it with excellent colors and framing! A picture full of details and full of life! Wonderful composition!
s_lush (16048) 2013-09-08 0:29
It is nice to see in your shot that the Warsaw's square with the most aesthetic architecture is used by artists for exposing their works in the most appropriate architectural environment. You have made the scene looking even more colorful and attractive by choosing a very favorable moment when the tops of the buildings were lit with the setting light so nicely. Perfectly well done!
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-09-08 9:23
The many paintings criss-cross around the square contribute to the cozy charm of the Old Town Market Place and fit well with the colourful scene.
This picture itself looks like a painting.
Very well composed and great sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (6544) 2013-09-14 16:24
Another fine picture created as art...showing art! :) A delightful combination of the many fine pieces presented in the square, and with a gorgeous backdrop of architectural and charming beauty. You're correct...the soft, warm light really sets a great tone to this image, a very inviting look at the daily happenings and local life around town. A tough exposure to maintain, but you've done well to keep it balanced. Well done once again. Enjoy the day ahead. Take care.
- Copyright: Leszek Imielski (limielski) (2571)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: NIKON D200, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 3:40