My first image posted from Poland. This is from Sopot, a small city in the middle of a large conurbation called "Tricity" connecting Gdynia and Gdansk in the heart of Pomerskie. Large annual events include the Sopot International Song Festival, which between 1977 and 1980 included the Intervision Song Contest, which should sound familiar for some. In fact, the Intervision ran as a Sovjet equivalent of Eurovision and was the second largest such festival in Europe. The other large event is the Sopot International Film Festival, in which you see a part of in this picture.
Every day during July and August, you could see a movie on big screen at the longest wooden pier in Europe. This was absolutely worth it! While walking around in the city center one of the first days, we suddenly found this little treasure. It was very relaxing to sit there and see up-to-date movies in a foreign country, under the stars together with some hundred Poles and tourists. I even learned some polish words as the subtitles were in Polish (and twice the movie itself was in polish)! There was a nice variety of movies including Scandinavian, Polish and American films as well as band documentaries shown on one of apparently two mobile cinemas in the world (the other one being in Zakopane, Poland).
The meaning with posting this picture is that I think it conveys the beautiful atmosphere at the pier during "movie-time" an hour before midnight. Really, I miss it! Wouldn't this be nice to adapt to other cities?
The thing I want to convey here is not the movie itself (which by the way was "Crazy, Stupid, Love.", so I'll allow myself to upload this with an overexposed screen. It would make a great HDR I realize...
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF 18-55mm
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 11:03