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2006-09-05 Bazylika Mariacka (St Marys Basilica) and Ruins | by [Ananabanana]
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2006-09-05 Bazylika Mariacka (St Marys Basilica) and Ruins

The Bazylika Mariacka (full name: Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or in Polish: Bazylika Mariacka Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny w Gdańsku), the co-cathedral of Gdańska. This the largest church in Poland, the biggest brick church in the world and largest Brick Gothic building in Europe. It was heavily damaged in world war 2 and was not reconsecrated until 1955.

 

I know nothing about the ruins in the foreground. Wish I'd enquired now.

 

(Sorry for any spelling errors or mistranslations, my Polish is very scant and this was four years ago. I would appreciate any corrections.)

 

Taken with a Pentax Optio S, during a trip for the 29th European Peptide Symposium, and converted to B&W with a grad tint filter applied with Google Picasa.

 

More of my photos can be found here./a>

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Taken on September 5, 2006