Merchants' Houses - Poznan - Poland

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They are unique relics of early commercial architecture. As early as in the 13th century there used to be herring stalls here that also sold salt, candles and torches, as well as some every day items. In the late 15th and 16th centuries the wooden sheds were replaced with narrow, often single - window brick houses with shops downstairs and living quarters on higher floors.

The entrances to the stores were protected by arcades, walled up in the 19th century. During the post - war reconstruction the houses were restored to their original form. The arches of the arcades are supported by small sandstone columns; most of them original (house number 11 column bears the date 1535).
The southernmost house, dating back to 1538, is known as the City Chancellery or the House of Scribes.
Until the 18th century the city scribe lived in it; today it houses the Society of Friends of Poznań. In the arcades Poznań artists sell their paintings, most of them depicting the Old Market Square.

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  1. Ambrosiana Pictures 41 months ago | reply
    From Milan, Italy

    Excellent Picture, Great work !!!
    Bella Foto, Ottimo lavoro Complimenti !!!
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  2. Blackpower 2010 41 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture - nice ensemble

  3. Fil.ippo 40 months ago | reply

    Fantastic colors!

  4. dizzy87rr 40 months ago | reply

    great shot!

  5. shimmertje 40 months ago | reply

    Lovely facades.

  6. daphne.hecko [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

    i've been there! and have a picture just like it. nice shot.

  7. Lu Jalil 38 months ago | reply

    wooo espesctacular!!
    Quiero conocer ese lugar!!

  8. Keïteï 29 months ago | reply

    Wow those buildings are awesome!

  9. koko_pictures 26 months ago | reply

    Wat schattig.......die aparte kleuren........voor het eerst dat ik Poolse huizen tegenkom.......!

  10. JDV Bedford [deleted] 18 months ago | reply

    so cool

  11. nb-hjwmpa 17 months ago | reply

    Sehr schöne alte Architektur !!!!!

  12. robgrom1 15 months ago | reply

    This looks like the bell - bayshore shopping centre.. Its pretty sweet

  13. RubyGoes 10 months ago | reply

    Nice and colourful.

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