18 August 2006

The Flying Saucer

It's a shame that I haven't posted the Katowice most famous landmark yet! So here it is today: "Spodek" - as Katowice dwellers fondly call the building (i.e. "Saucer" because of its obviouse resemblance to UFO flying saucers). Sure, our Saucer doesn't fly but - as it houses a concert hall and sports arena - emotions often fly high there!
It was built in 1972 and since then many intresting events have happen there: from rock, techno, blues concerts, to important international sports events and business fairs. Not to mention that you can go skating there, cause there is an in-door skating rink.
It's probobaly the most oryginal and characteristic building in Katowice, so I'll sure post some more photos of it in the future.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

... and I hope you'll include pictures of people .....
Lili

Annie said...

Can you tell why this shape was utilized? Is there something about a saucer shape that means something special in Kowicice? Tell, please. . .

kjola said...

hi :)
see http://katowicephotoextra.blogspot.com/

John said...

hopefully it's inhabitants will take over the white house.... things might improve!

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