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Gdańsk, also known by its German name Danzig and several other names, is the sixth-largest city in Poland and is Poland's principal seaport and the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.
The city lies on the southern coast of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdynia and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the greater Gdańsk or the Tricity with a population of over a million people. Gdańsk is, with a population of 458,053 (2006), the largest city in the province of Eastern Pomerania, and present region of Gdańsk Pomerania. To the West lies the Kashubian Tricity (Rumia, Reda, and Wejherowo), while Pruszcz Gdański is to the south.

Gdańsk is situated at the mouth of the Motława River, connected to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the Vistula, whose waterway system connects 60% of the area of Poland. This gives the city a unique advantage as the center of Poland's sea trade.

Historically an important seaport since medieval times and subsequently a principal ship-building centre, Gdańsk was a member of the Hanseatic League. The city is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule in the Eastern Bloc. Today Gdańsk remains an important industrial centre, together with the nearby port of Gdynia.
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The shot was taken from Motława River's bank and the impressive medieval wooden construction is the old crane. When in Gdansk, you can take part of a city tour, also on board of this old ship.
I found the scene very old-styled, so I played with some different filters to enhance this feeling and put in the WS some of these post processed pics:
WS1, WS2, WS3

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