In the heart of Warsaw & The Royal Castle (in the background) – (1400th post)
The Old town is the best place for walks. Most of the Old Town area is closed to traffic and it a paradise for pedestrians.
Most interesting walks in the Old Town are in the vicinity of the market square and Royal Castle square. Here you will find many narrow, cobbled streets with quaint antique shops, cafes, beautiful old houses. Piwna Street takes you across much of the Old Town and passes through multiple tourist attractions such as St Martin's Church or Zapiecek Street. Waski Dunaj Street is known for its unique charm and beauty - you can find many old houses well maintained, Guild of Leather Crafts Museum, St. Anna's House, Broad and Narrow Dunaj
There are usually lots of artists performing outside in the vicinity of market square and Royal Castle square - when the weather is warm. If one gets tired walking - then there are plenty of carriage horses around awaiting you in the market square.
The Royal Castle
The pride and joy of Warsaw's Old Town is the Royal Castle and its surrounding square, "Plac Zamkowy," in the local tongue. As all of its fellow Old Town (re)constructions, the Castle stands as a testament to the city's phoenix-like resilience. In fact, this monument was so dutifully recreated, that its new facade garnered the privilege of being included on the UNESCO list.
An absolute must, when visiting the castle, are the Royal Apartments and State Rooms. These make for a good trip in their own right. However, couple that with some world-class exhibitions and you've got yourself some solid weekend plans. Here you'll find a few top-notch regular exhibitions as well as one-off presentations of the highest calibre. Be sure to check our events calendar for special concerts at the castle.
You cannot get anywhere near the Royal Castle without noticing the Sigismond Column (Kolumna Zygmunta). Built in 1644 to commemorate Kind Sigismond III Vasa, this impressive structure honours the ruler who in 1596 moved the capital from Krakow to Warsaw (a day which lives in infamy, in the minds of Krakovians, at least...).
The Constitution of 3 May 1791 was drafted here by the Four-Year Sejm. In the 19th century, after the collapse of the November Uprising, it was used as an administrative center by the Tsar. Between 1926 and World War II the palace was the seat of the Polish president, Ignacy Moscicki. After the devastation done by Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising, the Castle was rebuilt and reconstructed. In 1980, Royal Castle, together with the Old Town was registry in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is a historical and national monument, and is listed as a national museum. (Source: Warsaw-life)
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JFS (32459) 2011-10-06 1:14
Glorious shot to celebrate your 1400 posts on TE! Perfect light, great POV, and very interesting note. I hope to see 1400 posts more, minimum!
bema (26287) 2011-10-06 1:20
first my congratulations to your 1400th post here on TE.. always a pleasure to have a look in your impressive gallery..
looks really like a nice place for pedestrian walkings.. fine colors, perfect sharpness, lovely picture!
have a nice day, see you soon, cheers Bernd
snunney (79973) 2011-10-06 1:24
First, many congratulations on 1400 postings. I like this lively and attractive composition. The point of view is well chosen with the eyes being taken via the lamps toward the focal point of the church tower. The colour palette is very harmonious under a lovely soft light. Very good clarity.
dta (63552) 2011-10-06 1:29
Hello George ,
First , congratulations for your 1400 posts on TE .
It allawys a pleasure to discover the cities , the castles , the churches , with your pictures . You've really a great eye for that .
This one is a good example , perfectly composed and framed .
dkmurphys (47024) 2011-10-06 2:06
A street scene very well taken. Also a good presentation of that clock tower. I love the warm tones over the walls. Good work, enjoy the day.
emka (73877) 2011-10-06 2:06
You were in Warsaw in July??? Why haven't you written to me? I am lincensed tour guide so I would show you many interesting places in my city. I used to work for thirty years in the Old Town.. . Excellent composition and nice you have chosen the photo for your 1400th. Congratulations!
Have you seen the Canaletto's paintings in the castle? It is my favourite room.
pablominto (53744) 2011-10-06 2:16
Stunning details in this fine street scene..!
And you found a good point of view, a bit away from the crowd...
Great play of light and shade, wonderful vivid colours!
Congrats on the milestone, impressive!!
dip (23528) 2011-10-06 2:32
congratulations to your 1400th post in TE!!!
it's a wonderful composition,excellent framed,you've chosen a good viewing angle,so we can see the bell tower of the church exactly between of the two buildings,
very good capture of the daily life scene as well,
timecapturer (45707) 2011-10-06 2:56
a text book composition here and oh so effective. Love the light and glorious colours and detail. Perfectly executed and presented. Superb!
Have a great day - regards Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-10-06 2:59
Congratulations on your 1400th photo. All your images are rich in quality , colors and information. Lovely place. The street is is leading us to the tower of the church. Excellent quality and colors. Great POV>
limielski (0) 2011-10-06 3:51
Now something from my town. I like this place. On the left we can see a part of Warsaw Cathedral . Everything was destroyed here ,after the II War.
Extra colors and POV. I like this photo a lot.
warm regards, Leszek
ashres (1453) 2011-10-06 4:08
This is a nice capture. The pov, colors, lights, exposure, and sharpness are all good. technically also perfect, great catch
francio64 (38264) 2011-10-06 4:40
auguri per il tuo 1400th post su TE.
Buon taglio verticale e ottimo POV che mette in evidenza la torre con l'orologio in BG, dando alla foto un piacevole impatto visivo.
Ottima la nitidezza e belli i colori.
TopGeo (38192) 2011-10-06 4:43
Hello George ,
First , congratulations for your 1400 posts on TE Wonderful place, beautiful buildings and castle, excellent photo! Great composition and framing, great depth of field! Excellent quality and colors. Great POV!
light management, wonderful colours!Best regards
Sergiom (55443) 2011-10-06 5:18
Un fantastique cadrage vertical qui nous introduit dans l'image en serrant les épaules dans la rue étroite pour atteindre ce beau clocher. J'aime l'animation que donne les passants.
DINOZOR (16060) 2011-10-06 7:38
C'est une trčs vue que tu nous propose ici pour ton 1400 eme post.
Le cadrage est excellent et précis, et les éléments d'architecture sont bien mis en valeur.
L'animation de la rue vient comme un plus agréable au bas des maisons.
TFS. Bravo pour 1400th post.
danos (83633) 2011-10-06 7:41
congratulations on your 14400th uploaded photo.I hope to upload even more good photos like this one.I like the beauty of the place,the superb buildings as the excellent presentation.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
mauro61 (52623) 2011-10-06 9:52
anche in questo scatto ottima la serie delle verticali delle architetture ben chiuse all'interno della tua inquadratura.
Perfetta la definizione con una buona resa dei colori,
cornejo (28607) 2011-10-06 11:09
Helló György, egy nagyon jó szempontjából az utcán sorakoznak az óratorony, jó kompozíció sok érdekes elem, a jó és szép világos és a minőségi munka, gratulálok ezen és a korábbi 1399. Jó éjszakát és boldog hétvégét.
npecanhuk (61668) 2011-10-06 11:53
Wonderful architectural details and a very pleasant-looking urban environment!
Truly beautiful and certainly very attractive picture with oustanding photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
vasilpro (40861) 2011-10-06 13:20
Wonderful composition, lovely light and vivid colors, beautiful street view with interesting architecture, excellent POV, congratulation for the 1400 photos that you shared with us,
thank you very much, Vasilis.
elkab (4951) 2011-10-06 13:21
How allways excellent composition with fantastic light management and moody colors. Nice POV of the photo chosen. Super sharpness of details.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-10-06 13:55
Well George, Your 1400th post, do you feel old? Super photo of this daily life scene in Warsaw, great architecture and the view to the castle, Well done, Tfs, and if the next 1400th are the same,we are in for a treat. Cheers Iain.
divail (8288) 2011-10-06 18:39
Félicitations pour ta 1400e photo.
Elle est vraiment superbe. Beau post travail également. Les couleurs sont superbes.
Bonne fin de semaine
ChrisJ (94842) 2011-10-06 22:18
Love the contrasting styles of architecture here. Good sharpness & color, with the people adding scale & context. Tfs!
jjcordier (73794) 2011-10-06 23:12
Tout d'abord, félicitations pour ces 1400 photos postées (quelle productivité et quelle fidélité au site!) toujours d'excellente qualité et nous faisant découvrir avec toi les villes et régions que tu as visitées.
Une belle photo de Varsovie, trčs bien composée et exposée. Belles couleurs.
siamesa (27709) 2011-10-07 0:10
Bom dia George
Congratulations for the 1400th post . A fantastic galery indeed.This photo is an important mark to celebrate this number of posts.
mkamionka (29469) 2011-10-07 0:50
this is one of my favorite views in Warsaw old town. I took similar picture several times (not shown on TE). I like how the castle is visible through the narrow street. Excellent processing which emphasizes colors and details.
The only thing which I would consider here would be the slight correction of the perspective to make the lines along the left edge parallel to the frame.
Didi (55145) 2011-10-07 1:56
Happy anniversary for this last picture
I posted less than you, but it's an interesting scene of your country town.
Interesting balance of between shades and lights.
annjackman (18163) 2011-10-07 2:47
You have chosen the POV very well. The colours and detail have been expertly caught giving a high quality image.
Silvio1953 (117027) 2011-10-07 11:59
Ciao George, congratulations for your splendid 1400th post on TE, lovely view of fantastic city, excellentt perspective, wonderful natural colors and beautiful light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
marcan44 (6223) 2011-10-07 13:30
per dirti che questo scorcio da dove si intravede la torre del castello č ancoro piů bello della precedente forse per il contrasto di luci e ombre molto ben studiato.
La qualitŕ č eccellente come l'altra.
Ancora complimenti sinceri, fortunato chi abita in unaq cittŕ cosě bella!
macjake (53036) 2011-10-07 22:30
congrats on your 1400th post, thats a large number!
I'm not even at 400 yet!
Poland Poland Poland! i must visit here one day.
beautiful architecture, historic, strong, bold, stylistic, what more could you want.
excellent composition with the dome squeezed in the middle.
COSTANTINO (51986) 2011-10-10 12:31
wonderful capture with simple architectural
details,it is a great pleasure to visit
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-11 1:51
1400 - wow thats a big number of excellent posts and critiques. A good choice for your jubilee post.
I like the bright church peeping from behind the shady street. Some more human elements than I like but still a impressive postcard from the capital of our neighbour county Poland.
Thanks for sharing this,
aliabazari (12457) 2012-09-12 6:16
Hello dear friend
The record is very nice. Exposure and composition are very good.
Thank you for registering for this beautiful picture.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-20
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Symbol of rebirth - The amazing Warsaw [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 1:03