“Wroclaw Museum by Anna Kowalow”.

national-museum-autumn-anna-kowalow-wroclaw-poland-1aThis amazing shot captures vibrant Autumn colors and the beautiful architecture of the National Museum in Wrocław.
It was established in 1947 and holds one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Poland.
The person who took the image is Anna Kowalów, the spokesperson and head of marketing for the museum.
Source: National Museum In Wrocław, Poland By Anna Kowalów | Bored Panda

“Parallel Worlds”.

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Please join me in my never ending voyage through my world.
This land is constantly expanding. My world is what’s inside me, what really defines who I am. Here’s the key…
I was born in 1977 in Warsaw, Poland and I graduated from High School of Art in Warsaw.
My passion for photography began in early childhood. My father had a camera and when I was just a child I liked to look at the world through the lens, crop it, select the best shots.
I always had ideas of mixing photography with paintings.
My serious journey into my own world of photography and photo manipulation began in 2004 when I opened “the door” with a different key.
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I combined painting and photography into one piece using digital tools.
That digital photography and software gave me the opportunity to generate unique realities that were impossible to be created with an ordinary dark room techniques.
Most of my work is like a journey to the places which don’t exist.
Places from my dreams, desire, imagination and fears. This is my escape from reality which is not enough for me.XOPANCUICATL__880
My inspiration comes from many artists and it doesn’t matter if they get through to me by the sense of vision or hearing.
I can tell that music has the biggest impact on my work.
Music creates sound illustrations to the pictures I carry in my mind.
These two things hit me with the strongest intensity.
Read on via Parallel Worlds By Michal Karcz | Bored Panda.

“The Maple Alley In Złoty Potok.”

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by Przemysław Kruk
The Maple Alley in Złoty Potok in Poland is a really charming place.
It is placed on “Jura” (land between Cracow and Czestochowa) among calcareous rocks and beautiful forests.
Formerly this road was frequented by horse chases.
I fell in love with this place 8 years ago. Actually, I come here often during every autumn but I come across good conditions only once in 4 year.

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Maples lose their leafs truly quick and this is always race again time.
Although when you “meet” the weather, colors, and fog, it becomes magical.
Source: I Visited The Maple Alley In Złoty Potok, Poland To Capture The True Heart Of Autumn | Bored Panda

“Bicycle Path Charged by The Sun”.

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Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even more so.
The luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland, was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o.
It’s made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the day.
Although the concept was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane in the Netherlands, the technology is quite different as the Dutch version uses LEDs whereas this one is entirely dependent upon solar power.

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It’s still in the testing phase at the moment, but let’s hope that this bright idea will be implemented in other countries in the very near future.
(h/t: inhabitat)

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“Malbork, the Gothic Castle”.

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Recognized as the largest castle in the world by surface area, the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork (as it is often referred as) boasts the most complete and illustrative example of the ‘Gothic’ brick complex which was fashioned in the unique style of the Teutonic Order.
This imposing structure was built in 1274 when the monastic state in Prussia, founded by the Teutonic Knights, the ‘Catholic religious order of Germany’, was at its apex.
This classic medieval styled castle is located in the northern Poland’s Pomeranian region, along the Nogat River, in the ‘Vistula River delta’ near ‘Baltic Sea’.
The castle was built in a form of an ‘Ordensburg Fortress’ and was named as ‘Marienburg’ (Mary’s Castle) after the ‘Virgin Mary’ who was the patron saint of the Order.
The town surrounding the castle was also named as ‘Marienburg’.
This magnificent castle’s outermost wall encloses 52 acres (21 ha) of the area which is four times larger than the area enclosed by ‘Windsor Castle.
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History In Brief:
The castle was built by the ‘Teutonic Orders’ after the conquest of old ‘Prussia’ in order to strengthen their stronghold over the ‘Pomeranian’ region.
The castle was expanded several times to accommodate the growing numbers of Knights and soon it became the largest fortified Gothic structure in Europe.
The strategic importance of the ‘Malbork Castle’ surged during the Teutonic Knights’ invasion on Gdansk and Pomerania in 1308 and it housed nearly 3,000 Teutonic warriors during that period.
Read on via Malbork Castle: The Largest Castle In The World | Around De Globe

“Robots in Rural Poland”.

jakub-rozalski-04 Concept artist and illustrator Jakub Różalski has perfected a style which blends futurist themes with rural depictions of early 20th century life in Poland.

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In his digital paintings, you will find giant robotic machines sitting side by side with labourers toiling away in a field with wooden tools, the latter reminiscent of Jean-Francois Millet’s art.
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via 20th Century Realism Art Spotted in a Futuristic Era › Illusion.