Poland Photos - Travel & Fine Art
There are some countries to which we have special connection – friends, family, great experiences, mentality of people who live there. Such country for us is Poland.
The beginnings of the Polish State relate to the history of Poznan, especially to Ostrów Tumski – an island on the Warta River which is part of modern Poznan. The photo shows the interior of this first Polish cathedral.
Two goats are a symbol of Poznan and are known throughout Poland. The original statuettes of the goats are part of the clock on the Poznan City Hall tower. Every day when the clock is ticking at twelve o’clock, the goats collide with their horns while crowds of tourists applaud underneath. Wondering why?
The full name of this Poznan Church is Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mary Magdalene and Saint Stanislaus. Poznan Fara, or just named “Fara” is one of the greatest examples of baroque style in Poland.
Poznan Square is known for its colourful old tenement houses, which occupy the central part of the square and surround it. In the past they were the headquarters of rich merchants who sold their goods in the lower parts of their houses. Each tenement house was painted in a different colour to mark the property of a given merchant.
There are many jokes and controversies about Pałac Kultury i Sztuki (Palace of Culture and Science) in Warsaw. However, it’s difficult to deny that over the last decades it became an icon of the capital of Poland.
Some photos are spontaneous captures of the moment. Others, however, can require quite a bit of planning. This photo of the Warsaw skyline with the Palace of Culture and Science as its centerpiece falls into the latter.
The day was sunny and it was a pleasure to climb up, even though there were many people who were going with us. Our tour started at 1000m of altitude and ended at 2000m to Kasprowy Wierch. In two third of the way, we reached Hala Gasienicowa – a meadow in between mountains. As soon as I saw the composition of the wooden cabin with high mountain scenery I knew it was worth to carry ten kilos of camera backpack with me.
The back of the Cathedral in Wroclaw, also known as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, which was built between 1244 and 1341. Nowadays it is one of the most important historic buildings in the fourth largest city of Poland. Its two illuminated church spires ascend above the dome like two needles.
Wrocław has one of the biggest market squares in Europe and its city hall is the biggest one in Poland. Late at night the city wraps itself in silence and is only disturbed now and again by the hushed voices of people returning home from a night out. I wanted to capture the intriguing atmosphere of this place, but also show as much as possible of this very beautiful market square painted in the crisp autumn light at night.
When you visit the Old City of Wroclaw you will discover many historical buildings and cultural treasures as well as a buzzing nightlife. One of my favourite pieces of architecture is the Tumski-Bridge. Every time we are in Wroclaw we take a walk to the so-called „Cathedral Island“, for which this beautiful bridge has to be crossed.