Photographer's Note

This is the Stary Rynek, The Old town market square, of Poznań in western Poland. Many Polish cities can boast of very attractive central squares lined with nice buildings, but among those I saw during my recent journey the one in Poznań was probably my favourite.

This square was first laid out in 1253 but has of course seen a lot of major change since then. Towards the end of WW2 there was a lot of fighting and destruction in Poznań, and I am not sure how much of what is seen today at the central square that is "genuine" or actually rebuilt after the war. Regardless, it is a remarkably colourful and pleasant place. Certainly this square attracts a lot of tourists, but at least during my visit it didn't quite reach the levels of mass tourism that I find disturbing. Be warned, though, that a cup of coffee at the square will cost you twice as much as one or two blocks away.

The figure in the brown dress just to the right of the centre is one of the many street performers seen everywhere these days. I think the grey person standing on the pillar to the right is actually a statue.

This is the same square where people gather every day at noon to watch the fighting goats.

Here is a larger version. I have added two more photos from this nice square as workshops.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6947 W: 407 N: 13737] (65138)
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