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Palace of Culture and Science

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Palace of Culture and Science
Palace of Culture and Science
Built in 1955 and designed by Lev Rudnev,it was a gift from the Soviet Union for Polish people. It is the tallest building in POland 231m (757ft),the eithth in Europe and 187th in the world.The building serves as an exhibition center and office complex.The terrace on the top is a tourist attraction with a panoramic view of the city. Its a controversial building as has different nicknames used by inhabitants of Warsaw like "Stalin's syringe" or "Russian Wedding Cake" or "Clown" because the sound of this word in Polish is very close to the world "palace",also 'Beijing" which is Polish is "Pekin" (Palac Kultury I Nauki-PKIN).
Warsaw, Poland.

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Mitzie Loland
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    Great work Renata!


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2/2/2011 3:23:45 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Fascinating history and story to go along with this beautiful architectural shot, Renata.


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2/2/2011 3:27:12 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Wonderful Capture & Info GREAT POV

Recognized the Eagle and knew it was Polish right away. Married Polish-Italian

Happy Shooting
Jack


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2/2/2011 3:59:54 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Wonderful history for this beautiful building..Great color


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2/2/2011 4:05:32 AM

 
Avril Mrs Young
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awesome story telling capture ...great pov..


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2/2/2011 4:09:42 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding perspective and capture Renata! Jeff


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2/2/2011 5:04:53 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Superb capture with great textures!!


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2/2/2011 7:18:23 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great POV and details, Renata. Interesting story.


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2/2/2011 8:56:26 AM

 
Mariann Kovats
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I love your POV, Renata! Again, beautiful details and tones!


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2/2/2011 12:08:05 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Excellent capture, pov and awesome sky, Renata!


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2/2/2011 12:38:32 PM

 
David Phalen
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Spectacular POV with excellent textures and details!! Thanks for the history lesson!


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2/2/2011 5:25:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Interesting story and magnificent image, Renata! Love the POV and terrific details!


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2/3/2011 12:42:30 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Fantastic POV,capture and presentation, thanks for sharing the history,love it,Renata!!


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2/3/2011 11:45:47 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you for sharing this amazing image with us Renata! The story is fascinating!


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2/4/2011 12:29:09 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Beautiful. I have to go there someday!! Congrats!!


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12/28/2012 10:02:50 AM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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Love the perspective


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12/28/2012 12:06:21 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Congrats on another wonderful finalist, Renata!


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12/29/2012 5:03:44 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you!!!!!


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12/31/2012 2:50:27 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Another great reason for hearty congratulations, Renata! Wonderful image!


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12/31/2012 3:15:30 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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And another one. Congratulations on your winners, Renata!


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12/31/2012 4:25:38 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Awesome!!! :) another Congrats Renata, welcome back!


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12/31/2012 5:02:01 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on another awesome 2nd Place Gold Renee!

jo ann c.


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12/31/2012 8:21:46 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is excellent, Renata! Huge congratulations on another SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!!


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12/31/2012 8:36:01 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Another huge congrats, Renata, on another beautiful GOld.


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12/31/2012 9:28:05 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!!


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12/31/2012 9:54:58 AM

 
Brian M. Jones
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Another congrats to you Renata. Glad to see your still collecting the Golds.. Awesome capture


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12/31/2012 12:09:15 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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And now...Congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Renata!

Happy New Year!

jo ann c.


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1/1/2013 8:34:56 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Thank you everybody for your wonderful comments and support!!!:-)


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1/2/2013 7:32:19 AM

 
Mary  L. Olson
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Excellent winning image. Congratulations, Renata.


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1/2/2013 4:13:20 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Big congratulations on your beautiful winning image!


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1/4/2013 3:56:31 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Thank you Mary and Cindy!!!:-)


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1/24/2013 9:27:19 AM

 
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