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The bricks of Gdansk

As I was strolling along the pier Dlugie pobrzeze next to the Motlawa river, I was admiring the Hanseatic buildings of Gdansk. These majestic facades of brick and mortar have sheltered the inhabitants for centuries. Or have they?

Actually, most of the old city was subject to severe destruction during WW2. The buildings were later rebuilt during the 1950s and 1960s, but the historical German architecture was rejected and replaced by Dutch-style buildings.

Gdansk The amazingly rebuilt houses at Dlugi Targ.
Gdansk The iconic Żuraw Crane, first mentioned in 1367.
Gdansk Along the pier.

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