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Une petite carte postale classique de Wroclaw avec cette vue du Rynek.
Le Rynek (grand-place) est le cœur de la ville. Sa superficie de 3,7ha en fait l’une des plus grandes places de Pologne. Les plus belles maisons se situent dans sa partie occidentale
Face à l’angle sud-est de l’Hôtel de Ville, on peut voir une copie du pilori, installé à cet endroit en 1492 (à droite de l'image). C’est un piquet de pierre auquel on attacha jusqu’à la fin du XVIIIe siècle les condamnés à des châtiments corporels.

The Main Square, or 'Rynek' as it is called in Polish, was laid out way back in the mists of time, in the 13th Century, after the city was razed to the ground by marauding Mongols.In actual fact, owing to the almost total destruction of the Market Square in World War II, all of the buildings which you now see are 20th Century reconstructions of their predecessors.

Just beside the Town Hall is an elegant stone monument known as a pillory. Now a common meeting point for young Wroclawians the pillory's original purpose was as a place of punishment for petty criminals. In fact public flogging and other forms of humiliation were still practiced here in the 18th Century.

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