This guitar, emblem of a famous American Café chain and a symbol of the new era in Poland, contrasts interestingly with the Palace of Culture and Science, a symbol of past times. The impressive building was a gift from the Soviet Union to their Polish neighbours in the nineteenfifties. It houses a congress hall, banqueting facilities, museums, conference rooms, concert halls and theatres, etc. At a height of 167.68 m – from its base to the top of spire – it is a clear landmark of the city.
The Hard Rock Café is located across the road from the Palace of Culture and Science in an ultra-modern shopping mall which could be in any European city.
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200mm, 31mm, f/9, 10/800s, ISO 200.