There was such a variety of ornaments in that old house; everywhere I looked one thing was hiding behind another. I moved them around just a little, but tried not to disturb their “natural order”. Part of the fun and challenge I set myself to was to photograph them in their set positions. But I … More Old and Pretty Things II
This summer I visited an old house in Poland that was full of antiques and plain old things to the brim. Stepping inside was like going back in time, sometime between before and after the War. The owners collected all sorts of curios; perhaps everything they liked. My favorite here is the bowl with violas.
Continuing the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the city of Gdansk and as we walk through the streets of the Old Town we have the opportunity to stop at the stall of the amber seller and truly admire the variety of colors and shapes of amber. On the next street there is artwork to … More Gdansk – Street Artisans
In the summer every day is a good day for entertainment on the streets of Gdansk. When you step outside your front door you never know what will you see and hear as you walk through the Old Town. The stilts walkers are part of a large reenactment and a parade that comemmorated the 300th … More Gdansk – Street Performers
This type of architecture, timber framing, was very popular in Europe in 19th century and earlier. This house functions as a small cafe at the corner of the street. Timber framed houses can still be found in old cities as well as small villages in Poland. Sometimes the houses are renovated in such a way … More Gdansk – Timber Framed Houses
Gdansk, Poland. Waiting for the signal. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting.
The Crane in Gdansk, Poland is the sight that identifies the city. Located at the side of the river, the crane was built in 14th century for the purpose of loading and off-loading cargo from the ships and to set masts for the vessels going to sea. It is a wooden structure which at one … More Gdansk – The Crane
Gdansk, Poland. Baltic Sea.