from the big wheel
Gdansk

From the big wheel

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] When we were in Gdansk this year, we found a big wheel in the centre of the town. It was not there last autumn, so this must have been another attraction for the St. Dominic’s Fair. I like going up to high places, though I have a slight tendency of acrophobia, so …

St. Dominic’s Fair
Gdansk

St. Dominic’s Fair

Miranda

[ Aug.2016 ] When we arrived in Gdansk in Poland, we found that they were having St. Dominic’s Fair. We were surprised to see so many people in the town because we did not know about this fair. Apparently, this is one of the three biggest open air markets in Europe (other two are Christmas …

Altar made of amber
Gdansk

Altar made of amber

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] We learned in the amber museum in Gdansk in Poland that there is a church whose altar is made of amber. So we went there asking passers-by how to get there. The church is called St.Bridget’s Church. The altar was not completed, yet. When it is finished, apparently it will surpass the …

Amber museum
Gdansk

Amber museum

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] We went to the amber museum in Gdansk in Poland. I was not surprised to see the amber stones with insects in them as we had seen them in Lithuania, but this time, we saw the one with a reptile. I did not this could be possible. I do not want it, …

Post office
Gdansk

Post office

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] The last destination of the walking tour in Gdansk in Poland was the post office. On the 1st. of September in 1939, the WW2 started here in this post office. In those days, Gdasnk was Free City of Danzig and the post office was regarded as extraterritoriality. As the relationship between Poland …

Wooden crane
Gdansk

Wooden crane

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] When you walk along the Motlowa River in Gdansk in Poland, you will not miss this black wooden building. This is the crane. I could not understand at first, but there are big wheels inside this building whose diameter is 5 metres. Apparently four people used to be in the wheels and …

Copernicus
Gdansk

Copernicus

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] Another thing I learned during the walking tour in Gdansk in Poland was that Copernicus, the famous astronomer with his heliocentric was also a Catholic priest, too. He was born in Torun and I remember looking up at his birth house in the town long time ago. But apparently he worked at …

Green Gate
Gdansk

Green Gate

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] This is the Green Gate which is situated at the end of Long Street , the main street in Gdansk in Poland. It was built by a Dutch architect  in the 1560s. This was supposed to be the residence of royal family of the Kingdom of Poland, but nobody stayed here because …

Famous people born in Gdansk
Gdansk

Famous people born in Gdansk

Miranda

[ Oct.2015 ] The walking tour in Gdansk in Poland went on in the rain. We learned various things during the tour including some rather silly things such as the green which was made by filling in a gap where an drunk English tourist fell in. One of the things we learned was the famous …

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