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One day in Toruń

Poland Day 15. The literature enticed me to Toruń with its medieval history, city walls and Gothic architecture. And yes it was all that. Problem was, I’d already been spoiled with the Old Towns in Kraków and Lublin.

I tried to reason with myself. Toruń is original as its Old Town was left basically unharmed in WW2. Its city walls are incredibly unique in this day and age. It got bonus points for its location beside the Vistula.

I just wasn’t as thrilled by it as I thought I would be.

Heading out the gate along from my hotel

Heading out the gate along from my hotel

Some of the city wall and one of its gates

Some of the city wall and one of its gates

Remnants of a Teutonic Knights castle

Remnants of a Teutonic Knights castle

Good times in ye olde times

Good times in ye olde times

Not dissimilar from other Old Town photos in recent days

Not dissimilar from other Old Town photos in recent days

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View from the Old Town Hall tower

View from the Old Town Hall tower

Do-dad over top of the courtyard gate of the Old Town Hall (14th century)

Do-dad over top of the courtyard gate of the Old Town Hall (14th century)

Some kind of multimedia presso about NZ!

Some kind of multimedia presso about NZ!

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Gingerbread is a big thing here

Gingerbread is a big thing here

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Not the official sign

Not the official sign

Thingies atop a fence beside one of the old city gates

Thingies atop a fence beside one of the old city gates

Love locks on the memorial platform to Torun's first bridge built around 1500

Love locks on the memorial platform to Torun’s first bridge built around 1500

Walk beside the Vistula

Walk beside the Vistula

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Poland is in drought and the Vistula is at its lowest level ever (well, since records began 225 years ago)

Poland is in drought and the Vistula is at its lowest level ever (well, since records began 225 years ago)

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Distance walked: 10.5km

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a wonderful place,
    Looks like a another bucket list addition

    17 September 2015
  2. Ronise Paul #

    Perhaps we could ask Remi to translate the NZ event being advertised? Amazing photos!

    17 September 2015
    • Thank you 🙂 . I used the app that translates text via the camera but it was a bit hodgepodge. It was only costing a couple of the local dollars to attend so I don’t think it was a performance type thing. Funny though.

      17 September 2015
  3. An impressive city. So much beauty. I’m sure there was a lot more that you could not possible see. The photos are excellent.

    17 September 2015
    • Thank you Yvonne! It was lovely with lots of smaller streets to go exploring down as well. The main thoroughfares had a lot of pedestrian traffic – tricky when you’re looking up, down, sideways for photos 🙂

      17 September 2015

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