Gdansk, Poland – My Parting Photos

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May 15, 2015

Gdansk is such a beautiful city with so many nooks and crannies to be explored.  For this last posting of Gdansk I mulled over all of my photos for the best of the last……

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Everywhere I looked there were  interesting and lovely sights.  Even the porches  and banisters were elaborate with  pansies everywhere.

entrane of Town Hall - now a museum

Entrance to the old Town Hall, now a museum.

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An entire block of buildings were  fashioned with these creatures  serving as gutter  drains on their  porches.

outside cafes come with a blanket

Inviting outdoor cafes were everywhere, each chair also providing a blanket as the spring night chill rolls in.

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The dark side of Gdansk’s past –  originally  built in 1531  as the city’s fortification, torture chamber,  courthouse,  tower  prison and execution location, now a museum.

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Also,  remaining today is this part of the city’s fortification and gate.

18th century granary now a hotel

18th century granary on the water front, now wonderfully restored and home to Hotel Gdansk.

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This intricately painted building in the middle has to be the skinniest building I have ever seen.

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The local’s  Market Hall is a great place to browse for most anything, even the excavated remains of an monastery where bones of Dominican monks  were found when the building was being renovated.

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Striking pink “Royal Chapel”  built in 1681.

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Least no one forget.. photos of   WWII destruction  are posted about the city – this one of the Waterfront.

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The Waterfront today

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Gdansk city after WWII

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The colorful, rebuilt buildings today display  the resilience of Gdansk’s citizens  to bring life and joy back to their city.

Thanks for reading!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Ludwig
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 16:49:09

    Loved it!

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  2. Maureen Mahach
    Jun 16, 2015 @ 11:19:47

    Greetings from Chemoville! They are serving poison today! :o) I am at Barnes West looking at your photos while listening to Fleetwood Mac on my CD player with massive earphones (keeps others from telling me their horror stories,) and eating the provided snacks. A lovely Newfoundland service dog named Zara visited. Didn’t you do that for a while? Beulah would be giving everyone scalp massages.

    Not bad so far, but the fun starts later. I bought a wig which looks remarkably like my current do, and they have meds so nausea is no longer an issue. My main concern besides getting and staying healthy is fatigue. We shall see.

    Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your adventures.

    Maureen

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    • jeannieadams
      Jun 16, 2015 @ 17:31:42

      Well it sounds like u r taking all of this with a sense of humor. I dont think i would handle it near as well. I admire u. A wig would b perfect for a day like this. If u get caught in the rain then just take it off and put it in ur purse. Then ur hair doesnt get all crazy looking like mine looks at the moment.

      Let me know if i can do anything for u.

      Jeannie

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