The picture has been made by my cell-phone camera from a tram’s window. It shows the very center of Warsaw, with two pronounced skyscrapers: in front of you the Palace of Culture and Science and on the left the almost finished apartment tower called Glass Sail, a project of Daniel Libeskind expressing the idea of connecting the past with the future, which is BTW the very core of culture. Another feature of the world around you that you value as culture is something that makes you more than curious about it: you want to contribute.
The Culture Palace, being itself a monument of the totalitarian communist past and so remembering the abuse of culture by a regime based on terror, belongs simply as a building (not even 60 years old) still to Warsaw’s important places serving institutes of culture and science.
In this shape it is even closer to my topic, because in the wings of the Palace two theaters are located: Dramatyczny and Studio. You can see their structures behind the blue bill-post (Dramatyczny) and between the post and the high obelisk, behind a white tent (Studio).
My making the above shot was not intended to produce a post on Culture for the weekly photo challenge. Actually I was documenting for myself the presence of a poster announcing the performance “Rachatłukum” at the Teatr Studio, a monodrama adapted from the novel Turks fruit by Jan Wolkers I translated from Dutch into Polish many years ago. The poster shows the face of the actor Marcin Bosak, who co-authored the adaptation.
So the photo is documenting an ego-trip of mine, but I hope you’ll forgive me this weakness. Admit, how often can you see in your capital town a poster exhibited in its very center and announcing something you helped put in the world?
© A. Dąbrówka, photo made on 26.04.2013 at 12:14