Farewell dear Summer. I will miss you…
Seen on a summer & sunny & quite hot evening in Villa Nova, the royal palace of Warsaw (July 2017)
The facade of one of the entrances to the Louvre palace and in front one of the smaller pyramids. One of my favourite photos from this place taken in the Summer of 2016. It has it all. While looking at the Louvre palace and the pyramids one sees usually the overall picture, not putting attention to detail. But in fact, the Louvre facade is decorated in such an opulent way that only few other buildings in Europe can compare. You can see it only if you put the attention or if you have that many photos of it that you start notice while truly processing them.
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The old port in the historic city of Gdansk located in Northern Poland at the Baltic sea (Spring 2015)
Gdansk is a city in Northern Poland located at the Baltic coast. It is a location of the biggest maritime port in Poland with almost 1000 years of the merchant tradition. The old port is no longer utilised for mercantile trade. The port operations simply moved closer to the sea. The historical town is partly overlapping with the old port. Both serve today as a tourist attraction. Much work has been done to renovate the historic city, including the channel banks of the old port.
Because of its strategic location at the Baltic sea, history of Gdansk is quite complex. German merchants from Lübeck came to the city in the XIII century, and in consequence a century later the port joined officially the Hanseatic League. For some time the city was ruled by the Teutonic order (a German medieval military order). Therefore, sightseeing in the old parts of the city you can see quite much of German or Hanseatic influence.
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