Friday, October 24, 2014

last polishing

Some time ago I already posted photos with brand new, renovated court building in Patras. It actualy was renovated first from the sides of Korynthou and Gounari str. The works still continued from pedestrian Kanari and Maizonos.

Passing one day and having my Rollei with me, group of construction workers were polishing the main stairs (even until now, the main entrance is not used, instead one of the side ones serves the traffic). I am not sure exactly why the color got so 'goldie' but I kind of like it this way.

Photo: Rolleiflex Automat w/ Tessar 75mm f/3.5, Kodak Ektar 100

Friday, June 6, 2014

more from gdansk

Of course I did take some more photos while in Gdansk, so I post them today. I chose only the best and representative ones :-P First wider view to river front (with crane in far end):

And here the main pedestrian street - Dlugi Targ - which literally translates to "the long market", the historical main street market in the city. The tall tower with clock is the town hall building.

Both photos: Nikon FM2 + Tamron Adaptall-2 28mm f/2.8, Fuji Color Superia 200

Thursday, May 29, 2014

trip to poland: wooden crane in gdansk

One of the more recognizable cities of Poland is Gdansk (among Krakow and Warsaw of course). Gdansk's history is mixed a lot with Germany as it was changing sides several times, including long period of being a 'free city' of its own (profiting from taxes from both Poland and Germany :-D).

The main trade mark of the city was always the port. In middle age times it was one of the biggest in Europe. And a game changer was the crane! Capable of loading/unloading cargo ships up to uncommon at that time tonage, made a lot of trade routes to pass from Gdansk rather than any other nearby port. Today the crane is probably the most recognizable spots in the city and of course a must see for any tourist. As I am one, I did visit the place :-D

Photo: Nikon FM2 + Tamron Adaptall-2 28mm f/2.8, Fuji Superia Color 200