The Charles bridge has towers on both its end points. There are two towers on the end point that leads to Mala Strana or Little Quarter. There is a gate between the towers.
The towers were built at different times. The smaller tower was built in XII century basing on the Roman tower. This was forming the fortress of the old Judith Bridge (Juditin most). The higher tower was built later in 1464.
At present you may rise to the top of the tower to have nice view.
This photo is the photo of the Towers of Mala Strana made from the Charles bridge. The image was shot using Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens @ 30mm @ 10 sec. Also, another image was fused with this one (made with another exposure time to replace very highlighted areas).
Walking in the Old Town of Warsaw you may get to the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street that goes from the Castle square along the Presidential Palace (Pałac Prezydencki or Pałac Namiestnikowski). This palace was built in 1643 and then it was rebuilt a few times. Also the owners of the palace were changed several times during the time. Its government purpose started in 1818. Construction of the present-day Presidential Palace in Warsaw was begun in 1643 by Crown Great Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski.
The image is an HDR image post-processed in Photoshop.
The largest building in the Warsaw is the Palace of Culture and Science. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki imienia Józefa Stalina).
The palace has been built in 1955 and started in 1952. It was built of stone and has 42 floors that makes it 237 m height. This building is the 187th tallest building in the world. The construction takes an area of 123 084 square meters. There are 3288 rooms in the Palace.
In year 2000, the huge clock was placed on the tower. This Millenium Clock becomes also the highest tower clock in the world.
During its construction 3500 Russians were involved and 16 of them have died.
Many Poles initially hated the building because they considered it to be a symbol of Soviet domination and some of them still think the same.
The image is an HDR image made of 3 images and then postprocessed in Photoshop.
This is the photo of the Tower of the Palace of Culture and Science. This tower has a clock placed on it in year 2000. The clock has 4 dials of 6 m long diameter each. For now this Millenium Clock becomes the highest tower clock in the world. The clock is on the attitude of more then 115m.
The image is an HDR image made of 3 images using a tripod. The photos were shot at night. You can see a moon near the tower. The tower itself is highlighted with different colors.
Palace of Ministers of the Treasury (Pałac Ministrów Skarbu) is located in Plac Bankowy in Warsaw. This building was built during 1825−1830. This palace belonged to the family of Ogiński. In September 1939, the building was bombed and burned . It was rebuilt in the years 1950-1954 under the direction of Peter Biegański. Today it serves as office for the Warsaw city administration.
In front of the palace you can see the Monument of Juliusz Slowacki, one of the famous Polish poet.
The following panorama depicts the Palace of Ministers of the Treasury viewing from another side of the square.