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Walking towards the end of a street I liked this combination of different styles of architecture. As I decided to take a photo I was happy to see a person standing on the balcony. Not that I really needed anyone there, but I always prefer a balcony with a person than one without.

I was surprised that the woman seemed a bit startled as I snapped the photo, because I was certain she didn't see me. It was only when watching this photo on the monitor of my computer that I discovered another woman standing inside the room, and she was definitely looking straight at me. She must have "warned" her friend, who turned around without quite knowing where to look.

No harm done, I am sure.

This is from Toruń in northern Poland, a relatively small medieval city still partly surrounded by a brick wall and with a number of Gothic style buildings remaining. As far as I understand Toruń was largely saved from the destruction of WW2. One of the darkest times in Toruń's history may have been the occupation by Swedish troops in the 1650's. "We" were really a nuisance in those days.

I will add two more very ordinary street-photos from Toruń as workshops. They were taken minutes before and after this one.

And here is a larger version.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3575 W: 301 N: 7719] (40069)
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