Poland 2019 — Day 04

Well, the wedding is over, and in a later post I’ll explain why we went to bed at 2:30, well before the party ended about 4 AM, and why I got up about 10 AM this morning. But once we got going, we headed up to a nice breakfast at the wedding venue, and saw a few of the folks we’d spent the evening with. Eventually, we headed into Gdańsk and easily found our hotel for the next two nights.

We used our afternoon wisely. We went to the museum of the Baltic and were truly amazed. The museum itself is a great review of Gdańsk’s maritime history, with lots of historic exhibits, models of ships throughout history, and many old artifacts. As a part of the exhibit, we for to tour a freight ship, built here in 1949.

But then we took the water taxi across the Motława River, and had the opportunity to walk up into the iconic Gdańsk Crane. Wow, what a great experience. Originally built in the 1300’s, it was rebuilt in 1444, and is just amazing. If you want to learn more, check here: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:%C5%BBuraw_in_Gda%C5%84sk.

The iconic Gdańsk Crane, which we got to tour

Later, we went to Grabiny-Zameczek and had diner with Alicja and more family, but that’s a a post for another time.

Once back in Gdańsk, we walked around a while, hat some “happy hour” at a few places, enjoyed the fresh evening air and then called it a night.

My pictures from our several days in Gdańsk are here: https://photos.leonkonieczny.com/Poland-2019-Vacation/08-29to09-02.Gdansk/index.html

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