- my city
Gdansk's coat of arms
is a provincial capital at the mouth of Vistula river to the Baltic. It is great
commercial and ferry port (there are ferry connections to Sweden. It is also
industrial center (petrochemicals, chemicals, shipbuilding, metallurgy &
There are also cultural institutions: opera, philharmonic orchestra, theatres, numerous museums with the Central Marine Museum and National Museum on the top of the list. Gdansk is also important scientific center - university and five other schools of the same range are seated in the city. There are also numerous scientific institutes, library of the Polish Academy of Sciences and different scientific and cultural societies.
|OLD PRISON TOWER|
celebrated 1000 years of its history. The origins of Gdansk go back to the the 10th
century. The port of Gdansk is mentioned already in 1148. This old Polish town was
deceitfully captured by the Teutonic Knights in 1308. Regained in 1454, it was seized by
Prussia in the second partition of Poland (1793). Then Gdansk became free city during the
napoleonic period (1807-1815). After the Congress of Vienna it was again taken by Prussia,
in the years 1919-1939 again free city, liberated in 1945 in battles that resulted in
great destruction. After the second world war the historic part of the town was rebuilt
with great reverence. Now Gdansk is one of the richest and most lavish complexes of
architectonic relics in Poland
OLD CRANE ON MOTLAWA RIVER
old part of the town - where my office was located - there are numerous old
churches: the largest Gothic church in Poland of the Holy Virgin Mary (15th-16th
century), Church of St. Nicholas (14th century), baroque royal chapel (1678), Church
of St. Catherine (14th century), Church of St. Brigida (14th-15th century), Church
of St. James (1432), St. Elisabeth (c.1400) and the others...
In Dluga Street Town Hall of the main town (rebuilt 15th century late Gothic) is located, not far from Artus' Court and old Armoury (1602-1605). There is also Old Town Hall (1586-95) and Great Water-Mill.
TOWN HALL IN THE LONG MARKET
There are two magnificent monuments in Gdansk. On the peninsula of Westerplatte, where the first shots of World War II were fired, there is a monument to the Defenders of the Coast. In front of Gdansk Shipyard you will find a monument to the dockyard workers who fell in 1970.
More my pictures from Gdansk organized in the slide-show you can see visiting my site in Globosapiens portal . Enjoy!
|OLD GDANSK AT TWILIGHT TIME|
YOU ARE WELCOME TO GDANSK !
|Motlawa river and old houses.|
more pics & info: Link to the official Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia website (in english)
My Gdansk slide-show at Globosapiens.net: click here
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