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Perspectives on Warsaw

Warsaw may not be a beautiful city in the traditional sense of the word, but it sure is a very interesting and vibrant place. Built up from the ashes in the 1950s it was constructed with communist ideals und new technological developments in mind. The streets are broad and made for a lot of traffic, while residential buildings rise up in the sky surrounded by a surprising amount of green. Since the 90s Warsaw is the undisputed capital of capitalism in Poland, so many new skyscrapers were built since then. Nowadays the communist and capitalist structures form an interesting although at times contradictory symphony.

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Warsaw on the Waterfront

Flowing through Polands capital city the Vistula is a wild and largely untamed river. Although the old town is located close to the water it lies on a hillside, the proper city center is situated ever farther away. The surroundings of the Vistula consist mostly of more or less wild greens. At some arms of the river you’ll find apartment buildings too, similar to the Alte Donau area in Vienna. There are some sandy parts as well which are flooded with people in summer. The sunsets are indeed gorgeous there.

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The Port City

The city of Gdańsk (or Danzig in German) has a long tradition as an important haven in the region of the western Baltic Sea. Its history is very much intertwined with the history and tradition of the Hanseatic league, a trade confederation of sailors, which dominated the waters of Northern Europe for centuries. The city was largely destroyed during the II Word War and restored after the war by Polish specialists. Today Gdańsk is visited by many millions every year from Poland and abroad. It offers beautiful architecture and a rich cultural life.

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Streetphotography in Monochrome

In the last couple of weeks I worked on a complete redesign of the website. The aim was to make it more functional and accessible – and give it a pretty new look. So it took a lot of time and I didn’t have much of it. Anyway, finally it is ready for 2015 and I can get back to business – posting photography it was, if I remember correctly.

Before I get to that a quick orientation walk through the new site:
On the front page you see a header showpiece on top (be patient if it doesn’t pop out immediately, it will load eventually), below the last seven posts are displayed in chronological order.  If you click on “show more” on the bottom of the page you can access the older ones. Another possibility to browse through the posts is to make use of the calendar or the archives in the sidebar. I think the functionality is quite self-explanatory, so I won’t elaborate. There is also a neat search function on the top of the side bar and a tag cloud if you like it more topic-oriented. So the site works mostly through the front page now with the side-bar as toolkit for navigation. However the top menu is not gone entirely. The About or Contact section remained basically unchanged, so if you want to give me some feedback – that’s the way to go and I would certainly appreciate it (or you can comment the individual posts of course) 🙂 The other menu points are brand new. So the portfolio section is basically a new way I conceive and re-organize photo series by creating portfolios out of thematically or geographically linked posts. So instead of searching all of my Usbekistan posts for example, here you have them in one place ready to view. Another new thing ist the Store. If you like you can buy prints or digital copy rights for certain pictures via the 500px store. It’s just a selection, if you need something else please contact me. So that’s it. Back to business:

Streetphotography in Monochrome. Shot in Poland and Austria in 2014.

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