Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Poznań Town Hall - POLAND
Some time ago I arranged a double swap with a postcrosser from Poland and the cards arrived today... unfortunately he/she didn't sign the message, so I can't thank properly because I don't remember the name of the sender. Well, anyway, I really like this card of the beautiful Renaissance Town Hall of Poznań, a place I thought was a UNESCO tentative, but it's not (but maybe it should... it's realy awesome!). This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
Poznań Town Hall or Ratusz is a historic building in the city of Poznań in western Poland, located at the Poznań Old Town in the centre of Old Market Square (Stary Rynek). It used to serve as the Seat of local government until 1939, and now houses a museum. The town hall was originally built in the late 13th century following the founding of the medieval city in 1253; it was rebuilt in roughly its present-day form, in mannerist style, with an ornate loggia, by Giovanni Battista di Quadro in 1550–1560. The display of mechanical fighting goats, played out daily at noon above the clock on the front wall of the building, is one of the city's main tourist attractions.