ARTUS COURT IN Gdansk, Poland

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Artus Court

May 14th, 2015

In the Middle Ages, the city  provided meeting halls for the brotherhoods, wealthy  merchants  and guilds that existed at the time, which consisted of all men.   Artus Court in Gdansk  is  named after King Arthur  of the Round Table and was built in 1350, then rebuilt in  1476 after a fire and again after WWII.   Meeting Halls were common  but  this is the only original one that has  survived.  Inside are 7 giant model ships  suspended from the ceiling and  other interesting and elaborate  decorations.   A 36 foot tall  stove/ furnace from 1545  is particularly  eye-catching with its  520 tiles featuring great leaders of Europe.  All  of the tiles are original, having survived the WWII bombs.

Enjoy the walk back into time….

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The ceiling also stands out…

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1 of the 7 ships

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Very interesting  and I wish I could explain….

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3-D  mural

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Again, I have no words…..

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Beautiful ship and an interesting outfit…

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Another 3-D wall decoration

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The 36 foot furnace with  520 tiles

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close up of some of the furnace  tiles

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After seeing Artus Court,  this example of the front room  of a “typical” mansion of the day  was next door for viewing.

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Doorman at the exit.

Just a reminder – if you double click on a photo, it will enlarge it so you can better  see the  interesting  details of the decorations.  Thanks for reading!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeannie Adams
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 07:27:36

    Yes – it definitely is a beautiful country!

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  2. Maureen Rauscher
    Jun 08, 2015 @ 06:59:18

    Poland is definitely on my bucket list now. Gorgeous!

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