You know you’re in Gdansk when…
…You look down the Stara Motława and see the crane (that tall dark structure on the left bank that almost hangs over the water).
Gdansk (Danzig when the Prussians or Germans controlled its history), while not held in the same romantic historical regard as Krakow or Warsaw, nonetheless is practically bursting at the seams with history and historical connections.
This was just an evening stroll after crashing in the hotel. (I’m no longer fighting it…My arrival day in Europe might as well be dead time.)
The stroll turned into dinner outdoors on ulica Długa.
Ulica Długa is yet another part of another city in Poland blasted to bits during WWII — and painstakingly restored with the help of old photos and paintings. Gdansk became known more for it’s massive Lenin Shipyard (birthplace of Solidarity) and related industries. As a result, some of the rebuilding and reconstruction has been later coming.