Very classical, standard POV, from Zamość, but there are not so much photos from there on TE, so why not? it is a main square with the City Hall. Specially the impressive stairs are famous.
Zamość was designed to outshine the royal residence of Kraków that Jan Zamoyski greatly disliked. The whole project, including the construction of the town that was also a mighty fortress, was carried out within twenty years (1580- 1600). For his great plan, Zamoyski commissioned an Italian architect from Padua, Bernardo Morando, who became the author of all important buildings such as the palace, arsenal, collegiate church, town hall, and burgher houses in the market square.
Zamość is a unique urban and architectural complex, quite close to the idea of a ‘perfect city’. It is often referred to as the Pearl of the Renaissance as it features buildings of great beauty and historical value. The Old Town Square is dominated by a lofty town hall and lined with arcaded burgher houses. Some of them are richly decorated and those belonged to Armenian merchants. The mighty basilica contains outstanding art pieces. The Zamoyski Palace and the Academy, adapted to their current functions, have lost a lot of their former splendor. Very impressive are the former fortifications, in places seven meter thick, that surround the Old Town complex. The Old Town of Zamość is on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List.
Tourists are attracted to Zamość by its historical monuments, peaceful ambience, cultural events, art galleries and cozy accommodations. Its location in southeastern Poland, far away from the main tourist routes, ensures true rest and relaxation. The attractiveness of its location is much enhanced by the picturesque Roztocze landscape, a real “pearl of nature” that is found in the neighborhood. Not far from Zamość is Lublin, a city known for the multitude of historical monuments. (http://www.poland.travel/en-us/unesco-sites/old-city-of-zamosc-the-pearl-of-the-renaissance/)
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saxo042 (37888) 2012-07-16 12:38
This impressive building works well as a background to the interesting foreground where we see a little art exhibition and an attractive girl. These details really catch the eyes of the viewers. But of course, the background architecture is also worth seeing.
holmertz (53434) 2012-07-16 12:44
This building looks spectacular and impressive and so does the whole square, yet this is a city of which I don't know anything at all (before reading the note). The weather was beuatiful too, and you managed to get a young woman and the paintings to fill the foreground. The tower looks like it's leaning slightly to the right. (The thumbnail page couldn't swallow the Polish accents).
dta (78544) 2012-07-16 13:08
Hello Malgorzata ,
What is more interesting in the composition ? The paintings on the left , the splendid City Hall in the Bg , or the beautiful girl on the right ? :)
I like especially the strong contrast and colors .
janjan1897 (2301) 2012-07-16 13:25
This is a very appealing composition and an excellent picture ! The bright sunlight brings out the colours of the buildings very attractively. The warm sun and the pleasant atmosphere on the square gives a nice holiday feel. Beautiful architecture and a very interesting note to support your picture.
siudzi (34141) 2012-07-16 13:40
Piękna architektura znakomicie pokazana na tle bezchmurnego nieba. Poezja!:) Bardzo mi się podoba. Nigdy nie byłam w Zamościu, ale już żałuję...
Fis2 (98503) 2012-07-16 14:16
Zamojski ratusz jest niepowtarzalny.
Chcia³bym go zobaczyc na zywo.
Super ostrosc i kolory.
Szkoda, ze troche przechylony ;(
carlo62 (49159) 2012-07-16 14:53
hai fatto molto bene a presentarci questo bellissimo palazzo, in questo caso, meglio se il POV è classico, si riesce ad apprezzare meglio. La scalinata deve essere proprio bella.
Grazie per la condivisione
lousat (91950) 2012-07-16 17:00
Hi Malgo,classic but....beautiful! What a magnificent architechture,spectacular point of view and light management,excellent details and colors,very interesting as usual! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
macjake (68432) 2012-07-16 17:46
wow, now thats architecture!
looking more closely at it, Its great to see the double staircase up front on each side. I wonder if there is a viewing tower up there?
wonderful photo with such warm light, you show off the inner city very well here.
How could i not enjoy this one.
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-07-16 19:23
Wonderful building and other architectural details!
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking urban environment!
Truly attractive picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white & grey borders, contrasts and composition!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (29147) 2012-07-16 20:16
Zamość was also on my list of places to visit when I was in Poland. Unfortunately I had too little time to
realize all good ideas.
The Renaissance city hall is an awesome sight. This is a great and very colourful capture on a bright and
sunny day. The view is nicely framed with the paintings and the flowers at one side and the visiting girl
at the other side.
Best regards, Paul
Sonata11 (33863) 2012-07-16 21:06
przepiekny ratusz ma Zamosc. Jego architektura jest cudowna, wyglada jak zamek. Sliczne wykonane i wspanialy punkt widzenia. Wspaniala jakosc kadru. Super zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-16 22:47
Bon cadrage de l'hôtel de ville de cette jolie cité. J'avoue être aussi assez sensible à la beauté du premier plan -)
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-07-17 0:00
Hi Malgo - Classic it may be but what a super shot. The sunshine has brought out both the colours and the details in this fine shot. The architecture is wonderfully decorative and the inclusion of the pair of paintings and the young woman in the FG add depth and detail to the composition. Warm regards from a freezing cold Windhoek Rosemary
isabela_sor (47748) 2012-07-17 0:16
Nice and a real postcard
Summer seems hot there too
The architecture of that palace is wonderful
thanks for sharing
All the best
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-07-17 2:55
Yes, I agree with you Malgorzata, 'why not?' :-)
Classic, beautiful , wonderful light and colour.. full of life, it tells the past and today. Well done!
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-17 3:52
Ola Malgorzata ,
Beleza este edifício de frente com a enorme torre , gostei do detalhe do relógio e do telhado a verde , bom primeiro plano com esta rapariga e os quadros na lateral , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-17 4:49
a striking and interesting composition this. Love the fg detail and the sense of scale it creates as to the magnificent height of this glorious building. Executed and presented beautifully.
Regards - Brian.
dkmurphys (59155) 2012-07-17 6:05
Very beautiful square capture. I like the architecture of the place and the perfect contrasts of the sunny day. Well seen.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-07-17 6:12
Malgorzata, thanks for this wonderful view of a lesser known spot in Poland, a country I'd like to see more of (I spent all of five hours in Gdansk, and that has been it so far). Lovely composition, arranging the painting and the girl in the FG with the gorgeous City Hall in BG.
Cricri (120119) 2012-07-17 11:54
Une belle présentation du batiment, belle richesse de l'architecture avec les escaliers et la tour du "clocher" qui lui donne un aspect très particulier, bien et joliment cadrer entre la peinture et la jeune fille, une lumière extra
mauro61 (52857) 2012-07-17 14:34
bella questa piazza ricca di luce e di sole.
Perfetto l'inserimento della donna che passa con la splendida architettura protagonista,
serp2000 (44333) 2012-07-17 23:33
Wow! Verynice place. The Italian architects were very popular these times. Good presentation, excellent colours, very informative note.
Seee you soon!
tyro (25282) 2012-07-18 4:38
An interesting note and a lovely "classical" photograph to illustrate it.
Your picture might be "classical" but it's not boring: you have included some interesting things in the foreground too - the girl on the right (with the nice legs!), people in the square (or "plaza" or "piazza") in front of the impressive building, and also an artist's easel with two paintings - all of which add a lot more to the scene.
Lovely lighting and colours, good composition and excellent detail and sharpness.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-07-18 11:35
i also posted i picture today of a place with not much photo of TE. Thank you to post this one with a very nice building and beautiful stairs. The other buildings are nice too. Considering your notes about cultural events and art galleries it is surely a place to visit.
Angshu (56758) 2012-07-18 21:14
Wonderful picture from the square! How come Zamość doesn't figure much in TE, I wonder. if the wonderful buildings you show here are an example, surely there's a lot to be savoured in Zamość. The FG is balanced well by the lady & the paintings. Fine work!
mkamionka (37177) 2012-07-19 3:21
wspaniala pocztowka z Zamoscia, na dodatek udalo Ci sie zlapac atrakcyjny piewrszy plan. Piekne slonce i kolory. Mam nadzieje ze kiedys bedzie mi dane odwiedzic ten uroczy rynek.
fritzi007 (10819) 2012-12-26 2:38
wonderful photo with advertising for Poland.
(Maybe I drive 2013 in your country.
Wish you a Happy, New Year