Sunday, 24 June 2012

A family walk in Gdansk

I have already mentioned that we weren’t satisfied with what we saw inthe Maritime Cultural Centre. Instead, we treated our trip there as a wonderful walk in Gdansk Old Town. I said that I really like the Old Town but don’t visit it that often. Luckily for me, when we went there for that walk it was still before the high season so there weren’t that many people there. It wasn’t empty, far from it really, but still it was possible to easily get around.

This time we chose a different path than I normally choose when walking from the railway station to Motlawa River, which gave me a chance to see some parts that I’ve seen only from the distance or have never seen at all. Wonderful old buildings, monuments, love bridge. Gave me a chance to satisfy my eyes with the wonderful colours, structures, textures. And to get to know that Gdansk Old Town is really amazing and that we have nothing to be ashamed of! It's colourful, well preserved, taken care of. It's beautiful!

One of the most prominent figures in Gdansk - John Hevelius (Jan Heweliusz)...
...Looking at this sky painting (on the side of the nearby building)

One of the main symbols of Gdansk - the Crane

Mariacka Street - or Amber Street as it is often referred to as you can buy lots of amber there


 The love bridge
 And the view from the love bridge


  1. It's lovely!! I really love the constellation painting on the building- that's fantastic!

  2. These pictures are lovely! Looks like a beautiful day :)

    xo Bailey

  3. It really was a wonderful day. One of the first really warm days and a wonderful beginning of a-week-long weekend ;)

  4. @ Gesci - There was another constellation painting on the other side of the building. I was impressed with the fact that you can make an old building look pretty amazing and totally fit into the surroundings (the statue of Hevelius in this case).