Thousand-year-old city of Gdansk, Poland

by Ram Ya August. 13, 2016 2702 views

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.

clock tower in old town Gdansk

View of clock tower in old town - Gdansk, Poland

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.

Last days of the World War II - Gdansk, Poland

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.

Market Square (Dlugi Targ) in Gdansk, Poland

Market Square in Gdansk, Poland

Neptune's Fountain, Gdansk, Poland

Above photo: Neptune's Fountain is located in the main market square and was built in 1549. Accompanying fountain was built in 1633.

Too hungry to look for some local food. This would do

Gdansk, poland

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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Downtoearth 3 years, 2 months ago

Great set! I have been to Gdańsk as well and it really is beautiful city. I like the 'before and after' idea.

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Amy Daniels 3 years, 3 months ago

The first POV is my fave. Fabulous work

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Giancarlo Fosci 3 years, 3 months ago

Break set

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Sara G 3 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic photography! Great comparison pictures of WW11..amazing restoration.

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Ram Ya Replied to Sara G 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you for the nice comment.

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Dominic White 3 years, 3 months ago

Your journeys look amazing!! The colour and detail in these photos is stunning Ram Ya. Thanks sharing them on your blog!

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Ram Ya Replied to Dominic White 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, Dominic.

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 3 months ago

What a glorious city - it reminds me very much of Kraków which we visited last year.

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Ram Ya Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks, Helen. You are right, there are a lot of similarities to Krakow.

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Ivana Golombos 3 years, 3 months ago

wow beautiful photos & story !

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Ram Ya Replied to Ivana Golombos 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you, Ivana.

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Gonia 3 years, 3 months ago

my home city - it is even more beautiful than these pictures. I love it very, very mich. Greetings. Maggie

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Ram Ya Replied to Gonia 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks, Maggie. I wish to have captured more of the city, hopefully soon.
You are really lucky to call this city your Home.

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Gonia Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

I was born there and live for many years. Now I live in Gdynia - near the Gdańsk, one of the tricity.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful tour! Amazing contrast with the WWII photo! Very creative perspectives & excellent details & colors! Bravo!!!

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Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Thanks, Jay.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

My pleasure, as always!

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