Gdańsk

Chlebnicka Gate

  ul. Chlebnicka 21, Gdańsk ,   Old Town         13 Jun 2019
Of all the gateways in Gdańsk, it’s this one that’s the best preserved, and that’s no small feat considering the pounding the Russians gave the city at the end of the war. Thought to have been completed in 1450, this signature piece of the Gothic-style features curved cornices and a pointy arch and, upon closer inspection on the waterfront's side, you can find the oldest coat of arms on show in the city - a crest of two silver crosses imposed on a red shield, which was added in 1457. That’s not the only piece of identification stamped on the structure. Duck through the passage and you’ll find a lily, once the symbol of the Dukes of Pomerania.

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