Gdynia is for some people a city from the sea, for others a city of dreams ... for me Gdynia is a city in the forest, on the hills and by the sea. I lived in Gdynia for 25 years. I know this city quite well and that's why it was not easy for me to start photographing Gdynia. It is such a paradox - the most difficult to photograph known places. I missed the "fresh effect", the sense of observation is dulled by everyday life. I took pictures in Gdynia many times but I was not happy with them. I was always missing something ... The photos seemed too obvious ... For over a dozen years I have already lived outside the city. There were big changes in Gdynia. New roads, shopping centers, sports arenas, cinemas and even something like Sea Towers ... I've got a distance over the years. Now I look at "my city" with the eye of a tourist who sees more ...
I have always liked to see Gdynia from above ... From the observation tower on Witomino, from the escarpment above the suburban railway station on Wzgórze Nowotki (now St. Maximilian's Hill), from Kamienna Góra or the rooftops of the skyscrapers that we entered ... The city from above and from a distance has such a strange magic - you can not hear the city noise, you can not see exactly the cars and people - the effect of watching a live and very precisely made model. Without participating in urban life, from outside, without interaction, like a spectator on an endless spectacle.
Now I have the opportunity to see the city from my favorite perspective without going to the roofs. That's why I decided after a few years to come back to photographing the city in which I grew up.
Viewpoint Kamienna Gora
Most tourists visiting Gdynia will probably be here. I have always been surprised that this is a lookout point but you can not see much ... Only when we get up above the trees is the panorama of the city begins to amaze ... The perfect place for a view tower - but there is a cross ...
See the entire panorama of Gdynia on spherical photography.
Teatr Muzyczny w Gdyni
The largest music theater in Poland - Musical Theater D. Baduszkowa in Gdynia. Gdynia Film Center and Mercure Gdynia Centrum Hotel.
Kamienna Gora in Gdynia - Funicular and Panorama
There is a new tourist attraction: funicular railway to Kamienna Góra (Stone Mountain) on the right, and on the left Panorama on Kamienna Góra - a cult restaurant and Night Club.
Apartments and office buildings in Gdynia
The Coastal Prestige Zone in Gdynia is in post-industrial areas at Kościuszki Square.
Office buildings and the Experyment Science Center in Gdynia Redłowo were built in a place where there used to be a bus and a trolleybus depot. There is the SKM Gdynia Redłowo railway station and the Municipal Stadium on the spherical photo.
Storm over Gdynia
The storm is coming over Gdynia. There is the district of Saint Maximilian Hill (Wzgorze Swietego Maksymiliana) in the foreground.
Road over the forest
The highway on a overpass (flyover) above the trees - a visionary idea fits perfectly with Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski, who initiated the development of a small fishing village to big city and the construction of the port in Gdynia.
A colorful housing estate in Gdynia Demptowo. There you can see the beautiful location of the district in the valley between hills covered with forest on a spherical photo.
Estakada Eugeniusza Kwiatkowskiego
Highway in Gdynia - route named after Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski (Kwiatkowski's Estakada) with a length of over 5 km connects the Port and Container Port with the Tricity beltway (Obwodnica Trójmiejska). The road was built from 1974 to 2008.
Fikakowo in Gdynia is a housing estate in the Wielki Kack district. There you can see the whole area including the Karwiny district on a spherical photo.
I lived in Gdynia since the late 70s of the twentieth century and then it was the Nowotka Hill. From 1990, the name was changed to St. Maximilian Hill. This short history of this place perfectly shows the changes in Poland that have taken place after the transformation of the system. The communist was changed into Saint. There is no doubt who fought with whom and for what.
Winter in Gdynia
Center of Gdynia in winter day.
Port Gdynia, Poland
Seaport Gdynia and Dar Młodzieży sailing ship.
Beach and cliff in Orłowo in the winter
Sunny but cold day on the beach in Gdynia Orłowo in the winter.
Young city Gdynia
Summer sunset in Gdynia. I like this city because there is a lot of nature here - hills and forests :-)
Two skyscrapers (height over 140) meters are built 12 meters from the sea by the harbor.
Karwiny by night, Gdynia
Gdynia - an evening view of the Karwiny and Wielki Kack districts.
In the sea of clouds
Apartment building Sea Towers in a sea of clouds.
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