Thursday, May 19, 2011

Torun By Day and Night

Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. It is also a birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the one who "stopped the Sun and moved the Earth".

The city is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall and many burgher houses. Luckily, Toruń, unlike most other historic cities in Poland, escaped substantial destruction in World War II and thanks to that almost all buildings in the Old Town are originals, not reconstructions. Because of those reasons it is considered to be one of Seven Wonders of Poland and it is a UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

A few pictures from Torun: