This is the third photo in my TE gallery presenting town hall in Tarnów, but the first one in the daylight. I am going to continue my short photo walk through my home town as it is rarely present on TE. I have created a theme Welcome to Tarnów to easily access all my photos from this town.
The hydrant in the foreground is pretty ugly but I was not able to get rid of it trying to get a wide view of the Market Square.
You may have noticed that I spell this town’s name Tarnów or Tarnow. The first one is correct in Polish alphabet. “ó” is always pronounced as [oo] in good. “w” is always pronounced as [v] like in vitamin. Altogether the pronunciation should be something like [Tarnuf]. Similarly Kraków (Krakow/Cracow) should be pronounced as [Krakuf].
Town Hall in Tarnow, at first Gothic, rebuilt in the middle of the 14th century, was reconstructed on several occasions. The Town Hall is a two-storey Renaissance building made of brick. The main construction is 18 meters high with a tower reaching the height of 30 meters. The building is rectangular with a tower on the northern side and a staircase on the southern side. It is crowned with a brick attic and twenty-eight pits. The ridge is decorated with stone volutes, pinnacles, and fourteen mascs. The lower part of the tower is square, the top part is round with a corbelled guard gallery. The roof is pointed with a tin Pogoń Litewska, the Sanguszko family coat of arms, on the top. The crest was mounted there at the end of the 18th century and replaced the Leliwa, the Tarnowski family coat of arms. At first the Town Hall was a Gothic building. Now, the only preserved Gothic element is a brick ogival lintel of the portal in the ground floor hall, which probably served as an entrance.
Now the Town Hall is a branch of the Regional Museum in Tarnow, where stationary exhibitions of sarmatian portraits, weapons from the Podhorce castle, China ware and silverware prevail. The display organized on the ground floor is of great importance. It is devoted to the history and life of General Joseph Bem, a hero of the battles for freedom of Poland and Hungary, who was born on 14 March in Tarnow.
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PaulVDV (17463) 2011-03-19 3:37
The Town Hall of Tarnów surely is a very special building. I've seen pictures of it before and it has a certain appeal with its white lower part and the red brick upper section. It stands proudly on a beautiful market square.
I guess it must have been a cold winter day or the picture was taken very early because the square is almost empty.
You couldn't avoid the hydrant. The only thing you can do is to hide it with the clone stamp tool in Photoshop.
Best regards, Paul
timecapturer (37396) 2011-03-19 4:27
great title for this stunningly clear and sharp shot. Amazing clarity, colours and light. A wonderful POV and composition to enhance its fascinating architecture. Superb image, well done!
Sergiom (45766) 2011-03-19 5:36
C'est trčs gentil de ta part de nous faire visiter ta ville natale. Quand on y vit, on ne voit plus ses beautés et on les considčre comme acquises. C'est une bonne idée de le faire pas ŕ pas.
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2011-03-19 6:33
another nice view. i like the empty place, for the hydrant it is a pity but as you said you could not do otherwise.
siudzi (27863) 2011-03-19 8:58
Nigdy nie bylam w Tarnowie. Wyglada bardzo ladnie i kolorowo na Twoich zdjeciach. Fajna komozycja, kolory, swiatlo.
Moje gratulacje i pozdrowienia, M
saxo042 (33972) 2011-03-19 10:52
The blue hydrant turns out to be the perfect balance in this interesting photo. It wouldn´t have been the same picture without it. An interesting street scene and a very readable note too.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-03-19 12:47
Good evening Mariusz,
The situation in the middle of the square is rather exceptional. The photo taken by a low point of view is rather spectacular. The light, the neatness, the colors are good quality. An interesting work of very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
emka (64430) 2011-03-19 13:29
Witaj, Jesli ten hydrant taki brzydki, to mozna go bylo łatwo wyklonowć. Ale skoro juz tam stoi, to niech będzie. Ładny ratusz w tarnowie. przyjemny szerszy widok Rynku.
lousat (64461) 2011-03-19 16:35
Hi Mariusz,this incredible town hall make me crazy!How many problems to have the perfect perspective from this very unusual building..ehehe...but you know how do...and the result is simply fantastic! My greats compliments,a beautiful town,new for me.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (78264) 2011-03-19 23:41
nice presentation of the town hall in Tarnów,with its excellent architectural style with the day light to bring out the details of it.I like the contrast of the colours, the clarity, as the sharpness of the image.Well done.
Have a good Sunday,danos
bukitgolfb301 (32742) 2011-03-20 1:27
Hi my dear Mariusz
Seeming the continuation from previous one.
Another calm and tasteful shot with so clear and sharp presentation.
Many thanks for your warm and sincere attention.
The situation here seems to recover better gradually.
Thanks for your sharing fine work, which give me an ease and have a nice happy Sunday!
ifege (9913) 2011-03-20 2:26
A good photo of a strange but fascinating building Mariusz
jhm (128243) 2011-03-20 6:27
This is extraordinarily we see no people on this splendid square, you play very well with light and shadows.
I like the building in foreground.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
josepmarin (56565) 2011-03-20 10:43
A good framing in which you have included this solitary blue hydrant in the middle of this great square, as a strange element between the beautiful buildings.
The Town hall is outlined on other buildings with its wonderful Renaissance architecture made in brick.
I like the graphism of the image, and also how you have treated the strong light, obtaining a few beautiful colors.
The shades on both sides of the picture are very interesting.
A great work, my friend.
mauro61 (52545) 2011-03-20 11:03
mi piacciono molto queste grandi piazze circondate dalle abitazioni e il monumento principale al centro.
Ottimo POV e bella luce, altra prova della tua bravura.
Fis2 (77142) 2011-03-20 11:59
Tarnowski ratusz to perelka architektury.
Super swiatlo i kolorystyka.
Moze warto by bylo pozbyc sie tych cieni ;)
No tak ale chciales jak najszerzej.
adramad (31097) 2011-03-20 13:41
The spacious square is impressive and charming, beautiful City Hall building, with its shots of the beautiful brick and round tower, all the facades that look the same are varied, well-kept and very beautiful.
A beautiful architectural complex, which has captured a fabulous light which has attracted a range of vivid color and very attractive. Well done.
Good start to week. Best regards.
paololg (31446) 2011-03-20 15:40
Ciao dear Mariusz,
pleasant architectural image of your city, in which you have gotten a fantastic depth. The perfect sharpness and the good light allow us to appreciate all the details of this square and these beautiful palaces. Excellent work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
delpeoples (48824) 2011-03-20 16:44
What a colourful photo, with the blue hydrant being well-spotted and well-positioned to the left of the frame. I like the effect of the wide-angle lens and the details captured of the architecture are fascinating.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely Sunday evening
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-21 11:17
Supreb chromatic contrast under this beutiful blue sky. I like too the very large Fg which learn the glance and give depht to the image. Details of the architectur of the well coloured houses very well collected.
nikkitta (9127) 2011-03-21 18:43
The title made me smile, the hidratant is so disturbing but the building so nice and the way you chose to show them is great with lots of space at the FG
Happy you will continue to show your city and forget Buenos Aires
Tarnów is really beautiful and deserves to be shown the way you are doing
jafadabret (56497) 2011-03-22 23:12
Belle impression d'espace !
J'aime cette place immense et quasi déserte sous la belle lumičre. Les édifices sont superbes.
Juntas (7958) 2011-03-29 3:24
Hi Mariusz. It's a very beautiful square and you chose a good pov to show it. The colors are very nice and sharpness is great showing all the nice details on the buildings and in the floor. See you don't like the hyrant so I made a ws for you and hope you find it funny.
HAve a nice day.
fritzi007 (63) 2011-04-08 8:14
ein schönes sauberes Foto. Mein Foto war nach einer Großveranstaltung, Rockkonzert.
Da ist mir ein ruhiger, sauberer Platz lieber!
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende
Angshu (52964) 2011-04-15 2:58
The blue hydrant, is for sure such a strong point of focus & it actually anchors the shot well! The shadows on either side of the frame are mildly concave as if enveloping the beautiful buildings in the centre. the townhall is an interesting & beautiful building, but I cannot but feel that the lower part was created later. A fine wide view of the town sqaure in good light!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (27169)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Welcome to Tarnów [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-19 3:17