Warsaw – A Miracle of Old and New – Stroll III

Time for a final stroll in Warsaw – a city of surprises. Much glass, interesting architecture. i fell in love with the University Library and its gardens. And also the pride of the city – The Copernikus Centre on the river Wisla.

The library, finished 1999, was invitingly modern and I knew it was to have a gigantic glassed garden terrace overviewing the river and surroundings.

The impressive entrance – a dream in green and lilac.

Indoors, much air and glass – again. We tried several assistants and guards to get to the glassed gardens on the roof…but…no, we were not allowed there. They didn’t open until…the next day!

Instead we went out in the lower garden to see them from the outside. Art work everywhere and interesting architectural ideas.

The glassed gardens are on the right and left side here, and the closed gates are on either side of the solar cells.

The huge middle ”half moon” would have been great to see from the inside as well – maybe a couple of weeks later with a green canopy.

Further down the road, on the banks of the river Wisla, is situated the pride of Warsaw, The Copernicus Center, ”Heaven of Copernicus”. In Copenhagen we have a centre built on comparatively the same ideas: Experiments and journeys in time and space; but we stayed on the outside this time.

Back in the city centre again. Of course I have to finish with Zlote Tarasy – ”The Golden Terraces”, in rain. For me, this shopping centre is a symbol of the new Warsaw.

40 comments on “Warsaw – A Miracle of Old and New – Stroll III

  1. Tack för denna insight Ann-Christine! Det får bli Warsawa vid tillfälle. Har faktiskt haft en resa inbokad dit för 5 år sen, men arbetsgivaren gav mig inte ledigt så den brann inne. Intresserad av stället i Köpenhamn du nämnde, vad heter det?

  2. Warsaw is a lovely time. I didn’t visit the library though, because I was travelling with two teenage boys. Not their interest. So thank you for showing it’s many interesting angles. Lovely images, Ann-Christine.

  3. Not at all what I would have expected ! I agree Ann Christine the lattice half moon will look lovely in leaf .

  4. Ja visdt ja, glömde ju tala om att dina foton är vackra, som alltid. Har lite svårt att välja någon favorit men kanske globen…

  5. Så nesligt att vara en dag för tidigt. Synd ni inte fick komma in ändå. Förstår din fascination över biblioteket, det är verkligen speciellt.

  6. Wow Ann-Christine the buildings are so exotic in nature from the angles to the iron and glass work. This was a very interesting post – have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Wow, never been to Warsaw – this really made me interested. I’m 50% polish. I love how you have presented the contrasts of new and old. Have you just been there???!!! A little envy.

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