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October 8th 2008
Published: October 8th 2008
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The lady with my camera didn't speak English, but she gave me enough directions where to stand to get best shot.
Tah Dah! One taxi, plane, taxi, bus, bus, and I'm here in Gdansk; registered in hostel and spent afternoon 'downtown'. Great weather so far! Getting use to the silence of one who does not speak the language. Enough people in service sector speak English to point me in general direction. It was a good trip despite the early morning, 4:15 a.m. to get flight. Can't complain as the ticket was ten dollars Canadian, no taxes, but with the extras for luggage it was fifty dollars total. If anyone follows my tracks, I recommend the Lucky Hostel in Gdansk. They will pick you up at the trainstation free of charge, and a single room with breakfast is 26 Can dollars. Rooms are tiny, but when you just want to crash, they are fine. Very clean place with friendly family. http://www.lucky-hostel.com/index1.php


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StatueStatue
Statue

Somebody famous...on my way 'downtown' to old quarter.
Gate to Kings MileGate to Kings Mile
Gate to Kings Mile

Found it, after a few side trips.
KebabKebab
Kebab

I ordered a Kabab, and got this....with lots of cabbage, beets and pickles.
ArchitectureArchitecture
Architecture

Wow, these buildings look great in sunlight.
FountainFountain
Fountain

This fountain is on lots of postcards.
ArtistsArtists
Artists

Can you see them, tucked in corner behind staircase? They were sketching the fountain.
DecisionsDecisions
Decisions

Where to go?
WaterfrontWaterfront
Waterfront

Nice restaurants along waterfront.
Side streetSide street
Side street

I love walking up into the side streets.
AmberAmber
Amber

Is Gdansk the amber capital of the world? Lots of amber jewelry for sale, this street was filled with amber shops. I didn't have time to visit the Museum of Amber.
StreetStreet
Street

Most of Gdansk was destroyed during the war. Wonder if this street survived? It was beautiful. Bought amber necklace here.
NecklaceNecklace
Necklace

An amber filled sun around my neck.
Oldest houseOldest house
Oldest house

That is what signs says. Think it is a small hotel now.
Another streetAnother street
Another street

Nice to see where people live downtown.
Other gateOther gate
Other gate

This is the gate before the waterfront. Can you see the musicians under the arch?
MusiciansMusicians
Musicians

See them? It was lovely eating at this cafe, listening to classical music from the street...one of those 'European moments'.
People WatchingPeople Watching
People Watching

Nothing beats sitting in a cafe and watching world go by. There aren't many people in my photo, as I avoided shooting school groups and paranoid people.
CanalCanal
Canal

On my way back to hostel. Nice neighbourhood, eh?
WalkWalk
Walk

People were enjoying the weather.
Global AdGlobal Ad
Global Ad

Are they advertising the suburbia dream?
GraveyardGraveyard
Graveyard

There were many of these stalls, with flowers and lamps. Must be a graveyard nearby.
Funeral BusinessFuneral Business
Funeral Business

Many tombstone heads shops along this road. Must be a thriving business?
BusinessBusiness
Business

Wonder if people plan ahead?


8th October 2008

mmmmm
hey that kebab looks delicious!!! your photos are great...it looks very pretty there....

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