Monday, August 22, 2011

Gdansk - Poland

This is a lovely card from Gdansk with the city's old Town Tall and the Neptune's Fountain. The card was sent by Ewelina "ewejka".

The Main Town Hall in Gdansk (the main headquarters of the Gdańsk History Museum) is a Gothic-Renaissance building, located at the corner of Długa Street and Długi Targ, dominating the panorama of the Royal Route – the most representative route of the listed part of the city.

The Town Hall spire, with a gilded statue of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland on its pinnacle (installed in 1561), dominates Long Market skyline.

Neptune's Fountain, in the center of the Long Market has grown to be one of Gdansk's most recognizable symbols. The bronze statue of the Roman god of the sea was first erected in 1549, before being aptly made into a fountain in 1633. Like the city he represents, Neptune has had a storied history, himself - dismantled and hidden during World War II, old Neptune didn't come out of hiding until 1954 when he was restored to his rightful place in the heart of the city, reminding us of Gdansk's relationship to the sea. - in:

1 comment:

Aimee Dars said...

What a lovely view!