It was easy to mistakenly identify last week’s distorted city as New York because the large building featured is a similar architectural style to the art deco high rise buildings of the Big Apple. It was however, a gift from the Soviet Union to the city in 1952 and reflects the style of architecture in Moscow at the time. The building is the Palace of Culture and the city where it can be found is Warsaw.
Quite often the clue to identify the city is in the style of the architecture. I came across this book (left) from the publisher DK on Architecture which I often use as a reference tool in my writing. DK are noted for their illustrated reference books for both adults and children. Architecture: A Visual History does exactly what it says on the cover. With hundreds of annotated illustrations it takes the reader through the different styles of architecture throughout history but also takes you thorough different styles across the globe. Whether you use it as a reference to identify the distorted cities of “Where in the World…” quizzes or learn the difference between Gothic and Baroque architectural styles it is a handy book to have on your shelf.
The distorted image this week is a wonderful night time panoramic view of the city to be identified. So many of the city’s iconic buildings, a river and a bridge are visible that it should be relatively easy to identify.
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