The on-line transmission from the flight2017-10-17 16:15:21
The photo shows the highlands of Gniew, with the bluff of the scarp hovering over the waters of Vistula. That's how the Warsaw Scarp could have looked like a thousand years ago. Today, flattened and used as construction site, it is barely visible from the sky.
The Warsaw Scarp
WARSAW SCARP - INTELLECTUAL GARDEN
Warsaw Scarp, often pronounced with respect to emphasize its special status, is actually... slowly disappearing. Due to the terraced structure of the riverbank, there are many scarps in Warsaw, but even the highest of them is now barely visible under the continuously growing wave of buildings. The scarp exists in two worlds, so to speak, on the one hand regarded with pride, on the other – urbanized and devastated.
A fragment of the Baryczkowska Panorama, built in the second half of the 18th century, shows the Warsaw Scarp in from a different perspective. All you need to do is use your imagination to drag this picture on the contemporary aerial photo to create a 3D image of Warsaw as never seen before.
A unique view of mulls and ravines of the Warsaw Scarp, enhanced by lights shadows, and, of course, the aerial perspective. On one of the northern mulls, the Middle-Age Jazdów borough was situated. When you walk around Łazienki Park you cannot see it like that and hence, you do not realize how the terrain is sculpted.