|Neptune's Fountain, Dlugi Targ (the Long Market), Gdansk - POLAND|
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Gdansk, town of Memory and Freedom - POLAND - UNESCO TENTATIVE
This beautiful postcard came from Poland (a country I really want to know better - only been to Warsaw) from the historic town of Gdansk in the north and, as far as I recall the main producer of amber (I love amber, just went nuts in Warsaw in some shops). Thank you very much Natalia for sending me this card that engrosses my collection of UNESCO tentatives - let's cross fingers and hope it will become a UNESCO site soon. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
The historical heart of the city of Gdansk is formed by the Main Town and the Royal Route (between the High Gate and Green Gate) by which are sited the most valuable examples of municipal architecture: the Town Hall of the Main Town, Arthur's Court, the Court of the Brotherhood of St.George, the Arsenal and burghers houses. In the Main town there are also to be seen examples of richly decorated medieval sacral architecture: the churches of the Holy Virgin, St John, St Nicholas, as well as many towers and gates of the medieval fortifications.