Photographer's Note

The Market Square, Wroclaw is a medieval market square, now the heart of a pedestrian zone. The square is rectangular with the dimensions 205 x 175m.
The buildings around the square are built according to different styles.
Eleven streets lead to the market: two to each corner, two narrow lanes and an opened out side square, Kurzy Targ ("Chicken Market").
There are now 60 numbered plots on the market square. Each property has a traditional name, usually associated with the coat of arms visible on the facade or related to the history of the house itself, for instance Under the Griffins, Under the Blue Sun and Old Town Hall. The east side was historically known as the "Green Pipe Side", referring to the verdigris on the copper gutters and downpipes. In the photo you can see one of the last renovated houses: Under the Golden Dog situated on the east side of the Market Square.

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Additional Photos by Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2857 W: 0 N: 6596] (50049)
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