Palace of Culture
Palace of Culture
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 4
Focal: 7.1875 mm ISO
Canon PowerShot G6
30-05-2005
Following the war Warsaw's rush to rebuild saw the construction of what has become the defining icon of the city. Dominating the city skyline, the fearsome Palace of Culture (PKIN) towers at just over 231 metres in height - making it the tallest and largest structure in Poland. Commissioned by Stalin as a 'gift from the Soviet people', it was originally interpreted as a reminder from Moscow that Big Brother really was watching. To this day it still stirs mixed feelings from locals and architecture buffs, and the collaps of communism even saw calls to demolish it.

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