Torun - Town Hall.
Belongs to the most spectacular achievements of medieval urban architecture in Europe.
A s early as in XIII century, in the Old Town Market of dimensions 109x104 m, the following detached commercial and administrative buildings were erected: cloth halls, bread bakeries, a city scales, a court and a marketplace tower of 23 m in height. In late XIV century, the town received a privilege to build a Town Hall from the Grand Master of the Order of Teutonic Knights. In place of the abovementioned buildings, a new single-storey rectangular Town Hall of dimensions 43,7x52,4 m was erected. It boasted an internal courtyard and a tower (already existing), which was elevated to its contemporary height (40 m) and merged into the Town Hall architectonic structure by a builder named Andrzej. In the beginning of the XVII century municipal authorities decide that the Town Hall should be enlarged.
A n architect from Gdańsk, Antoni van Obberghen adds another storey to the Town Hall, enlarges window orifices and places renaissance towers in corners of the building. At that time the main tower received a pavilion roof and four corner turrets. The interior of the Town Hall was completely rebuilt and decorated with multiple splendid portals. In 1703, during a siege by Swedish army, the Town Hall was seriously devastated, mainly due to an outbreak of fire. Reconstruction lasted several years and the present shape of the Town Hall is mainly the effect of work carried out in the first half of the XVIII century.
A fter the Second World War a District Museum that functions to the present day was opened in the Town Hall.
Torun - is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population is 205,934 as of June 2009. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
In 1997 the medieval part of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland. National Geographic Polska rated the old town market and the Gothic town hall as one of the "30 Most Beautiful Places in the World." In 2010 Forbes magazine ranked Toruń as number one of the "Polish Cities Attractive for Business". In 2009 it was listed as one of the "Best Cities to Live in Poland", in a ranking published by Przekrój.
Previously it was the capital of the Toruń Voivodeship (1975–98) and the Pomeranian Voivodeship (1921–45). Since 1999, Toruń has been a seat of the self-government of the Kujawy-Pomerania Province and, as such, is one of its two capitals (together with Bydgoszcz). The cities and neighboring counties form the Bydgoszcz-Toruń bi-polar metropolitan area. In September 2004, Bydgoszcz Medical School joined Toruń's Nicolaus Copernicus University as its Collegium Medicum.
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lousat (64563) 2012-10-16 1:56
I like a lot the pics by night and this is a magnificent example of how i desire..ehehe..spectacular choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective whit the tower,perfect exposure and magnificent details too.Very good warm colors! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
sabermonajati (8323) 2012-10-16 2:03
you captured light skilful and this building.
tedesse (24008) 2012-10-16 2:11
Pieknie wyglada Torun noca!
Wspaniale prezentuje sie oswietlona wieza ratuszowa na tle nocnego nieba.
Super kolory i doskonala ostrosc.
snunney (73032) 2012-10-16 2:32
An excellent night time composition with lovely warm colours and superb detail. The point of view is very well chosen indeed and the exposure perfectly controlled. I wish I could produce night shots like this but they always seem to elude me. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (31552) 2012-10-16 2:46
This is an excellent night photo. The various sources of light are well used to give us a fine view of the square and its buildings. The statue in the centre shines exceptionally nicely and the several market-stalls liven up the view. They how us that this is a place for human activities, even at night.
gtdtnow (0) 2012-10-16 7:26
Nicely captured image. I just visited Torun about 5 days after you but was too lazy to get out for night images. This has nice warm tones, good POV and light control.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-10-16 9:14
Przepiękny toruński Ratusz i Rynek w pięknych światłach nocy. Wśród ciepłej kolorystyki wyróżnia srebrna figura Kopernika. Piękne, klimatyczne zdjęćie w doskonałej jakości.
Sonata11 (31303) 2012-10-16 9:20
super nocne zdjecie przy uzyciu szeroko katnego obiektywu. Fantastyczny efekt. Bardzo podoba mi sie to nocne zdjecie. Piekne swiatlo, kolorystyka i doskonala ostrosc. Wspaniala praca.
macjake (45832) 2012-10-16 9:25
it brings back many memories.
When i was in Torun a few months ago i was surprised how loud and roudy the city is at night.
It was full of young 20 year olds, partying, drinking, a fight broke out, one guy threw his beer bottle right into another mans face and glass went into his eyes.
Police were called to the scene, it was really bad!
kinda scary at night time there. but perhaps only on the weekends? it was a saturday night.
anyways...love the photo! :)
it takes me right back to that spot exactly.
here we see the quiet times!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-10-16 15:16
Once again, the night shot is remarkable. Exposure and sharpness are excellent. The composition is interesting and cleverly done. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Graal (92308) 2012-10-17 0:33
ladny efekt i widok noca w starym Toruniu. Dobry kadr i ostrosc. Statyw sie przydal.
jemaflor (74340) 2012-10-17 3:58
Very nice view with a perfect light capture, lovely golden tones, good angle and interesting architecture.
andywo (4703) 2012-10-18 7:33
Nie znam Torunia, a szkoda bo widze, ze nie brak tam ciekawych tematow dla fotografa.
Imponujacy ratusz, ktory ciekawie prezentuje sie w nocnym swietle. Na pierwszym planie oczywiscie Kopernik, ktory nie zawahal sie przeprowadzic jednej z najwiekszych rewolucji w dziejach ludzkosci...
Ps. Zastanawiam sie czy w ogole slyszal o nim ten koles z butelka o ktorym wspomina Macjake;-)
abmdsudi (32717) 2012-10-18 10:07
Fabulous night shot so well lit and the obvious good framing, but also good depth, lead through and awesome warm ranges of colours so well set off to night sky. Touch of glowing green is excellent to lift the image enormously which guides all the way into the scene with the tower rightly in place and the statue is strong focal as well. This is a fine effort and so well taken, crispy sharp and extremely well exposed. Congrats.
mumek (20196) 2012-10-18 15:21
Piekne zdjecie ratusza, dobra kolorystyka i jakosc obrazu. Interesujaca notatka
adramad (31151) 2012-10-19 9:38
Wonderful composition with these splendid buildings that look great beauty with this beautiful night lighting.
Very good exposure for this image as sharp and colorful as nice.
Have a good weekend. Best regards.
Angshu (52966) 2012-10-23 0:53
A wonderful night shot with superb crisp details & the warm cold colour combination between the statue & the building in the BG. The architecture is indeed mind boggling. Fine work!
npecanhuk (56450) 2012-11-02 7:32
Another excellent and very attractive urban & architecture & night picture!
Those buildings are wonderful and the urban environment seems to be very pleasant, quite inviting for some good moments!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (77174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-16 0:34