Monday, December 29, 2008

Poland 2008 - Gdansk

In May this year I was visiting my family in Poland. During this trip, my father and I went for a few days to Gdansk. I should have posted photos from this trip long time ago, but I never found time to do so. But at least I managed to do it before the year is over :)

Gdansk is a very beautiful thousand year old city located in northern Poland, just at the seaside. For many centuries it was an important seaport and trading center. To this date you can see there many signs of past glory:

Golden Gate at Long Market Street (Zlota Brama os strony Dlugiego Targu):

Picturesque houses on Long Market street and Main Town Hall with clock tower (Dlugi Targ i Ratusz):

Most of the buildings on Long Market Square have beautiful decorations:

My father and I in front of Neptune Fountain (Fontanna Naptuna):

Medieval building in the city center on sale - for just 3.5 mln dollars:

Mariacka Street:

The medieval port crane (┼╗uraw) over Motlawa river:

Rain water pipe ending:

New symphony house:

Example of the Hanseatic style buildings: