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The Arsenal

The Arsenal

Built in 1600-9, the Arsenal is the finest example of Dutch Mannerist architecture in Gdańsk. It has my favorite feature of buildings of this era, whimsical downspouts in the form of flying dragons. It is now home to shops on the first floor (although we sure didn't see any) and the Academy of Fine Arts above.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/320s f/13.0 at 55.0mm iso200 full exif

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Zoltán Balogh27-Jun-2012 11:32
Absolutely marvellous! V
Tom LeRoy27-Jun-2012 08:08
I can echo the reviews, this is marvelous. Great shot, Helen! V
marko gregoric27-Jun-2012 06:02
Great perspective and composition. V
bill friedlander27-Jun-2012 01:57
Walter's eloquent words covers it nicely. V
janescottcumming27-Jun-2012 00:51
The downspouts are pretty cool! Beautiful shot. V
woody3426-Jun-2012 23:27
Exactly what Walter just wrote..fantastic..
Walter O. Koenig26-Jun-2012 22:34
Superb shot showing this myriad of details. The busy and opulent details underscore the wealth of this Hanseatic City. "V"
Stephanie26-Jun-2012 22:25
Another beautiful building!!! Wonderful photo Helen! V
Jim Coffman26-Jun-2012 20:47
A very fine shot,Helen!!