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Symbols of Old and New by Kasia-D
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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.

Featured in Old and New Buildings, Capital Cities of the World, European Everyday Life

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you, my dear!

    – Kasia-D

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoalmost 5 years ago

    that’s awesome!! i love the sense of scale provided by the building.

  • Adrian, thank you. The building is quite amazing – the highest in the European Union, seemingly. I’ve resolved to visit it inside next time!
    By showing the guitar almost as large as the building, I think I was trying to reflect how the new era is taking hold.

    – Kasia-D

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Superb capture Kasia, the old and new Poland!

  • Bob, thank you. I don’t know if you’ve ever been in Poland, old or new, but my feeling when I stood there was that this is very symbolic. It was also very emotional having stood there in 1986 for the first time when no-one could have envisaged the world twenty years later.

    – Kasia-D

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 5 years ago

    Way to go…..
    Well spotted…

  • Larry, thank you. It was a very emotional moment for me, having stood there in 1986 the first time when no-one could have envisaged the world twenty years later. There are relatively few people who can compare the East during the Iron Curain and now from a West European view and experience…

    – Kasia-D

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 5 years ago

    Cool capture :-) I could not see too much “battling” of old and new when i was in Poland (in the North), it looked just like a European town very well balanced, but I really noticed the differences in Romania especially in the capital. :-)

  • Ellis, thank you very much for your in depth comment! I apologise for the late reply. You usually need to go away from the main tourist areas to capture the contrasts. But Poland has developed amazingly in the last twenty years and, of course, been going through quite an economic boom.

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • Tina, thank you!!

    – Kasia-D

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “Old and New Buildings”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you very much for feauturing this shot in Old and New Buildings!! It was my first upload to this group and it is a great honour to be featured. I’m pleased you like this contrasting shot!

    – Kasia-D

  • Keith Irving
    Keith Irvingover 4 years ago

  • Hey Keith, thank you very much. That is a lovely surprise and great start to the weekend! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 1 August 2010

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Christine, thank you very much for this feature!! I’m very pleased you like it so much. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • © Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D
    © Andrzej Gosz...over 4 years ago

    Bardzo dobra praca Pani Kasi co z Warszaw ( wielowątkowa 3D refleksja wraz z perfekcją prezentaji SWOJEJ BARDZO …. cool…. osobowości .
    Wspomniany dar bratniego narodu widziałem po raz pierwszy w 1957 roku z pokładu IŁA 14 , PRZESIADKA w Warszawie aby potem na wakacje na wybrzerzu gdańskim . Pozdrawiam bardzo serdecznie i zapraszam do naszej wspólnej wielkiej pasji . Andrzej xxx :) Muchas gracias … OLE :):):)

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