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When I arrived in Poland on my recent journey, and the first few days that I spent in Warsaw, it was very hot. When I proceeded north the weather changed, and when I reached Gdańsk on the Baltic coast the temperature had dropped from 32 °C to 9 °C in just a couple of days. It was cold, windy and rainy and generally unpleasant.

The city looked dark and dull, in spite of the beauty of most buildings in the restored historical centre. However, the many groups of children from schools or kindergartens always brightened any dull view.

In 20th century history Gdańsk is mainly known as the city where the first shots were fired in WW2, and as the birthplace of the Solidarity (Solidarność) movement, the trade union that eventually indirectly tore down the Iron curtain and overthrew the Soviet Union.

There are more bright kids from Gdańsk in a workshop.

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: 3519 W: 301 N: 7558] (39427)
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