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Friday, August 22, 2014

St Dominic's Fair in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS


This year, like every year, I spent one summer day at St Dominic's Fair in Gdańsk, the city where I currently live. The fair, one of the biggest trade and cultural open-air events in Europe, has been organized in Gdańsk every year since 1260. I spent most of the time browsing through antique stands - I love old china and old furniture.

Like every year I ate typical Polish rural snack - crunchy bread with lard and pickled cucumber ("chleb ze smalcem"), I also visited Anna Halarewicz's stand - I already have one of her amazing illustrations at home and plan to have more!


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

Gdańsk's "Eye" on the Granary Island

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014
Over the rooftops. In the background you can see the cranes of Gdańsk Shipyard


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

At the end of the street there's fabulous baroque Royal Chapel and gothic St Mary's Basilica - the biggest brick church in the world

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014



...and my favorites of the fair:

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014


china

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

classic Bavaria china


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

...and the rose pattern I know from my parents' home


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

Quite an interesting shape of the chair

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014
Blue chairs, typical of the sixties


An alternative for plastic kitschy plays for children - ancient metal cars and doll baby carriage

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

On the northern part of the Granary Island we can still see the ruins remained after the II World War. Did you know that, sadly, whole Gdańsk was destroyed in 90% during the II WW? So most of what we have now is recreated.


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

Medieval crane - symbol of Gdańsk. It worked without cease since 1444 until the end of the war - 1945!

St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

"Sołdek" - ship-museum, the first one to be built in Gdańsk after the war, in 1945


St Dominic's Fair, Gdańsk, 2014

One of my favorite water spouts on Mariacka street. On this street they all have shapes of fantastic monsters.



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