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Waterfront, Motława River
23-JUN-2012

Waterfront, Motława River

This crane, the icon of Gdańsk, was built in the 14th century and renovated in 1442-4. It combined the functions of a city gate and port crane and was powered by men working huge treadmills inside. It was capable of lifting up to 2 tons to a height of 27 meters (90 feet) and could also fit masts to ships. It is situated on the Motława River.

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janescottcumming01-Jul-2012 00:24
An unusual looking building. Great scene of this busy area.
woody3430-Jun-2012 22:15
That crane is an amazing building with the whole street scene being really charming and interesting...lovely capture..
Tom LeRoy30-Jun-2012 18:54
A very imposing structure from the waterfront street view. Very nice shot of the action. V
bill friedlander30-Jun-2012 16:29
Great shot of the hustle and bustle along the river front. The tower looks overpowering, but it has lover red tiles. V
Martin Lamoon30-Jun-2012 15:35
A stunning capture of this riverside scene. V
Stephanie30-Jun-2012 15:27
Amazing image of the harbor side scene! V
Can't wait to explore this entire gallery soon! :)
Walter O. Koenig30-Jun-2012 14:23
A strong composition with this perspective and well chosen vantage point. Lots of interesting details here, including the vintage Coke sign in Polish. "V"
Jeff Real30-Jun-2012 12:22
A very imposing structure in this wonderful composition ~V~
Range View 30-Jun-2012 11:49
Looks like a nice place to wander.
Barbara
Jim Coffman30-Jun-2012 11:31
A well composed and captured image,Helen...