I’m not telling anyone anything new when I say that the architecture in Europe is awesome. The past two weeks (Week 1 | Week 2) we’ve looked at the sanctuaries of two of Szczecin, Poland’s beautiful church buildings. I wanted to conclude my interior series this week with a photo essay of one of Szczecin’s more modern-designed buildings; the Philharmonic building, or Filharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie if you’re Polish. This is another place I could have shot for hours because the lines inside are so interesting.

I had seen other interior shots before going, so I had an idea of what to expect. The above shot of our friends Sam and Sandra was what I had in mind, but then other things just started jumping out at me. At the bottom is just a snapshot of the entire room (when you walk into the building from the street, this is what you’re greeted with) to give viewers a better sense of what the whole thing looks like.

As a side note, if you’d like to photograph here, you’ll either need to get special permission (which is what I did), a permit (which I’m forgetting now how much was, but I remember it was expensive) or be sneaky. When they saw my “professional camera” (read: DSLR) and tripod, we were told we couldn’t photograph there without a permit.

–Dan Thompson

filharmonia Szczecin

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