Ciechocinek is a spa town in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, located on the Vistula River about 10 kilometres east of Aleksandrów Kujawski and 20 kilometres south-east of the city of Toruń.
Ciechocinek is known for its unique[how?] 'saline graduation towers'. Experts have considered the local saline springs to be of extreme value and named the thermal spring no. 14 "a wonder of nature". The therapeutic qualities of these springs are directed toward curing cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic, traumatic, rheumatic, nervous system and women's diseases.
A graduation tower is a structure used in the production of salt which removes water from a saline solution by evaporation, increasing its concentration of mineral salts. The tower consists of a wooden wall-like frame stuffed with bundles of brushwood (typically blackthorn) which have to be changed about every 5 to 10 years as they become encrusted with mineral deposits over time. The salt water runs down the tower and partly evaporates; at the same time some minerals from the solution are left behind on the brushwood twigs.
Graduation towers can be found in a number of spa towns, primarily in Germany but also Poland and Austria. The mineral-rich water droplets in the air are regarded as having beneficial health effects similar to that of breathing in sea air.
A large complex of graduation towers is located in Ciechocinek, Poland. This entirely wooden construction was erected in the 19th century by Stanislaw Staszic. The complex consists of three graduation towers with a total length of over 2 km. Many tourists visit it for health reasons.
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tedesse (25135) 2013-02-15 0:59
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja, piekne kolory i dobra ostrosc.
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-02-15 4:26
co za wspaniala perspektywa i doskonala symetria. Podoba mi sie wykonanie i praca. Super zdjecie i ciekawe. Brawo!
adramad (48960) 2013-02-15 6:39
Sensational this perspective, the convergence of this wooden structure, with those diagonal lines, which will converge at a distant point, has a fantastic effect.
Magnificent both luminosity and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-02-15 11:56
le linee convergenti e parallele verso la linea dell'orizzonte sono di grande impatto visivo, tanto pił che ad essi associ una eccellente nitidezza ed un paesaggio nel quale domina incontrasta la vegetazione.
Una splendida idea che rende bene l'imponenza di questa lunga passerella della quale č facile leggere anche il dettaglio pił minuto grazie ad una tecnica di ripresa eccellente.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-02-15 12:11
The industrial component made of wood, is spectacular. Point of view and framing, sharpness and give a lot of depth to the picture. Good picture quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
jhm (158892) 2013-02-16 0:29
You chose a very well angle, on these way, get we a lot depth and perspective.
This type of bridge is me unknown, but excellent engineers work.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-02-16 6:50
The effect and strength of compo and perspective give it a deeper and deeper look into the long 'bridge' which seems to be endless. Nice tonal range, colors and exposure are well rendered with wonderful contrast to draw attention. You certainly get a feel of picture and the helpful narratives
mesutilgim (97162) 2013-02-16 12:16
Another nice detail shot of this interesting "system" . Maybe not hightech but quite interesting.
TFS and have a nice weekend
mumek (20202) 2013-02-18 7:36
Bardzo ciekawe i orginalne wykonanie drewninej struktury do produkcji soli.Ladna kolorystyka, perspektywa no i interesujaca notatka.
kato (11630) 2013-03-14 20:48
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition, good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the wooden equipment which removes moisture from the salt solution which has structure like a bridge. And, it's impressive in the surrounding greenery with autumnal tints, too.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (105102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-07
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-15 0:46