I was in the old city of Gdansk several times and here are some of the captures from these trips. Coming from North America, this old city has a great feeling of embedded history and culture.
It has always been a merchant city which explains the wealth and prosperity. It also explains this city being a cultural melting pot for natives such as Poles and Kashubian people and others like Jews and Dutch.
Above photo was taken from underneath the Golden Gate which is one of the entrance to the city and leads to Ulica Dluga (Long Street). Here is the same location from the last days of World War II.
During World War II Gdansk was almost destroyed to the ground. It is amazing to compare new photos with the old destroyed city. They speak volumes for the endurance of the people of this beautiful city.
Above photo: Neptune's Fountain is located in the main market square and was built in 1549. Accompanying fountain was built in 1633.
This trip would have been a different experience if I was blogging at the time. Most of the details above are from my memory and research. I am yet to take a trip since the launch. I can't wait!
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