People waiting for the bus in an unorganized but orderly manner in front of the Supreme Court in Warsaw. This was one of my favourite modern buildings in the Polish capital, built in the late 1990's. Malgo (emka) was surprised to hear that but kindly showed me the fine University Library in another part of the city, designed by the same architects, Marek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski.
Here is a larger version. I have added two more, quite different, pictures of this building as workshops.
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siudzi (34141) 2014-07-22 11:08
What a great capture taken in front of this modern building! Like the way you composed the view including people waiting on the bus which added a scale. Creatively cropped and very well executed. Tfs!
robertosalguero (246) 2014-07-22 12:06
Hello Gert. This building kinda remind me of buildings in Vancouver here in Canada. The bushes on the roof are quite an interesting feature in this modern architecture. In Vancouver though, many buildings have trees on their roofs. Anyway, yes the lines of the columns create an eye catching pattern against the glass. The image is sharp I think and you managed soft tones on the colours. I find the people a bit distracting but that is just me. In all a nice everyday scene and interesting architecture. Thanks!
mohammad_H (9830) 2014-07-22 12:18
View this charming scene
Resolution and good light
Have a nice evening
mesutilgim (92384) 2014-07-22 12:22
Hello dear Gert,
Interesting capture wrom Warsaw with good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (62695) 2014-07-22 13:06
Hello dear friend
I love the symmetry in this photo
the symmetrical architectural details
very well cpomosed the green trees
placed the one next to the other and people
everybody interested in something else
and waiting for the bus on an unorganized
but orderly manner in front of the
Supreme Court in Warsaw
thanks for sharing it with us
carlo62 (43583) 2014-07-22 15:00
bellissimo lavoro, mi piacciono anche le foto del ws.
Spero di vedere presto queste architetture dal vivo.
Originale titolo e bella la foto, soprattutto i colori e la presenza di queste persone così distaccate, è molto interessante il loro comportamento.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-07-22 20:05
Intressant arkitektur och en bra bild med alla regelbundna detaljer och träd. Alla personerna ger också färg och liv etc. Synd förresten att du inte är på Facebook, Maily lade in en fin bild där som jag tog i Elgå i Norge igår. Nu åker vi mot Värmland, efter frukost om tre timmar.
lousat (87186) 2014-07-23 2:11
Hi Gert,in fact, the architecture of the court in Warsaw is very original and interesting, a mix between modern ideas and the Soviet past, and inspires even a little fear as it must be for these buildings where it passes force of res judicata ... ehehe ... Excellent capture as always with excellent quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (136182) 2014-07-23 4:40
Avec ce reflet dans les vitres entre les colonnes quelle image et compo superbe vue et compo et tous ces personnages alignée superbe captage quel graphisme et effet,
Bravo et amitié
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-23 5:26
Jag älskar mönster och färger av arkitektur och träd, men det är de människor som verkligen gör bilden.
Sergiom (73450) 2014-07-23 6:08
Les cours suprême sont toujours très impressionnantes quelque soit le pays où on se trouve. Ici, c'est pareil quoique plus moderne d'allure. Les gens devant donnent une belle relation dimensionnelle.
emka (91518) 2014-07-23 6:52
Hi Gert, I am always very curious what be your next photo. And when it finally comes, I am surprised to see it and I like very much. I think I like the Polish photos more than for instance Georgian, I can't tell why. probably I know the places better :). You risked your life making this photo, standing on the street. Very attractive composition, with so many levels, I like specially how the upper part is almost the same as sky. A lot of order here - the columns, trees, greenery on the roof. It loos well in a day with blue sky - giving these blue reflections. it was hot but at least you have nice photo. Making this photo you didn't suspect what is on the other side.
It is not that I kindly showed you Library, rather you kindly agreed to go there with me.
eldancer1 (35519) 2014-07-23 6:56
It is very imposing and impressive building, and worthy of it's purpose to bring law and order to the land. Nicely captured with good details. Good to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (50504) 2014-07-23 8:49
Lovely photo of this less characterful modern dull building but the flow of colourful people is great addition lifting the image ten folds as strong contrast. This sums up the street condition precisely, beautifully observed and captured, tfs.
rychem (32267) 2014-07-23 8:52
The architecture is really interesting but I like the way you have shown this buildin, excellent photo, very well captured
ourania (41246) 2014-07-23 9:00
this is a lovely photo, I like very much the juxtaposition between the human element and the rigid but elegant architectures. When I first opened this page, read the title and saw the upper part of the frame, I was intrigued and expected a homogeneous solemnity. The people dispersed along the sidewalk and across the frame consist a delightful, random scene and, for me, provide relief. The sunshine is very pleasant, the vivid colours are wonderful too. The workshop pictures are interesting, particularly the one with the sculptures. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
rbassin (21731) 2014-07-23 9:08
Une belle composition, bien cadrée sur ces éléments d'architecture qui donnent du rythme.
Le rythme est accentué par les arbres, c'est bien vu!
Bonne présence des personnes qui apportent vie et des couleurs.
pajaran (57969) 2014-07-23 13:05
Interesantan tekst o zgradi i ljudima koji cekaju autobus ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i ljudi na autobuskoj stanici.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Lepa arhitektura i zeleno drvece.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the building and the people waiting for the bus ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and people at the bus stop.
Good work with the beautiful photographs in the workshop.
Beautiful architecture and green trees.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Fis2 (93853) 2014-07-23 13:06
Interesting scene from Warszawa.
Beautiful building and super reflections in window.
Excellent POV, colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
PiotrF (15282) 2014-07-23 14:14
Interesting architecture. It is good that you also liked. A simple effective minimalist composition that is sharp and clear. I like it a lot
Graal (101730) 2014-07-24 6:48
nice three pictures from Warsaw. Good composition, POV and colors. Interesting comment in note. Fine presentation.
Have a nice evening.
jhm (148756) 2014-07-25 4:29
This is extraordinarily for to see the people in foreground, these people are excellent for the scale.
Nice architecture picture in background
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, also a very well angle with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Silvio1953 (136753) 2014-07-25 6:15
Ciao Gert, great view of fantastic building, lovely composition with a lot of persons, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
wolf38 (31286) 2014-07-26 0:58
Today I shall be very brief, as my move is imminent.
The photo is the way I visualize. Everyone has their way of seeing and each photo shows the personal signature of the photographer.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
imageme (1790) 2014-07-26 11:23
Hi Gert, Interesting court architecture and its front columns are in square shapes.....usually we see round structure columns for court house. Very lovely trees shaved with round shapes and they are well mingled with the square columns. The people are waiting the bus patiently and i guess the bus is coming from the right side because they all looking to the right. Beautiful colors and details. Best regards
kasianowak (8209) 2014-07-27 2:42
Interesting building indeed. The people at the bus stop provide a colourful and fascinating juxtaposition to the architecture.
I love the photos in the WS, I think each of them would make a great upload in its own right.
I thought the birds were real so the trick obviously works... :-)
delpeoples (56726) 2014-07-27 6:35
Ahh the Tourguide Formidabile, Malgo took you around? Lucky you, she is a wealth of information and I can see why this building attracted you. I love taking photos of courthouses, so this one appeals to be a lot. The vertical lines and reflections are very attractive and eye-catching.
Warmest wishes, and thanks for sharing
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-27 12:53
Good symmetrical capture of creative contrast , waiting people,columnsand trees, all in good order,as the title said
Just have a look at the WS, like the one about the and for the birds, pity people don t look at them in general
Good work, regards
Hope you are working also with your archives scanning more adventurous photos
ChrisJ (109566) 2014-07-28 14:40
Wonderful repetition of the piano like facade of the bg buildings vertical windows, the round green trees in 2 layers, and the fg people. Good sharpness and realistic looking color. The steel lamppost nicely breaks the repetitive patterns. Tfs!
jemaflor (93273) 2014-07-29 23:33
Interesting architecture well presented with good light and colors, well too with people on the photo, tfs.
macjake (64714) 2014-07-31 9:26
yes, i remember this place well :)
you know what these people are called? "familiar strangers"
thats the actual term for people who are familiar with eachother but never really talk to each other....for example people who we see everyday at the same bus stop...etc...
notice how most of them are giving themselves space.
interesting social experiment on human behavior.
You may like my newest post :)
cornejo (39385) 2014-08-02 11:03
Hello Gert, good view of this interesting scene of everyday life, with an interesting background and nice building, very well captured in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
jcpix (13846) 2014-08-13 19:50
Your note summed it up perfectly, "unorganized but orderly." The large columns and their pattern was the first thing to stand out of course, but it only took a quick second to focus on the people. I know I've mentioned it before, but it's just as applicable in this instance....the people are purposefully separated and placed as if it were a planned scene, everyone on their respective markers for the movie cameras to start rolling. For a still picture, there's a wonderful sense of movement and vitality, which is far from what really happens while waiting for a bus!? Quite an fascinating oxymoron if you ask me. :) The modern architecture is stylish and visually pleasing, but the pedestrians steal the show in this scene. Well timed, and as always, smartly taken. enjoy the new day. All the best.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-25 9:16
This is an example of good work of modern architecture, very nice, the people were waiting for bus here and there, nicely shoot the moment. I like its color specially deep blue, good composition. Well done.
with warm regards and thanks,