Wooden Crane

Wooden Crane

[ Oct.2015 ] When you walk along the Motlawa River in Gdansk in Poland, you will not miss this black wooden building.

This is the crane.

I could not understand this 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 walk to turn it, just like hamsters, to hoist loads of up to 2 tons from the cargo boats anchored in the river.

It was built in the middle of the 15th century and it was the largest crane in the world then.

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