Photo of the Day: Neptune’s Fountain Statue, Gdansk, Poland

Photo of the Day: Neptune’s Fountain Statue (Fontanna Neptuna), Długi Targ (Long Market Street), by the entrance to Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland. May 2017. Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

The fountain and the bronze statue was constructed with the initiative of Gdansk Mayor Bartłomiej Schachmann, and was designed and constructed by several different artists. Construction started in 1603, and the fountain was opened on 9 October 1633, with the official inauguration of the fountain’s operation taking place on 23 March 1634. Formerly, the fountain was painted. The fountain was renovated in 1927, but damaged during World War II, and moved to Parchów, near Bytow. It was put back to operation on 22 July 1957. As part of renovation works in 1988 the fountain’s genitals were covered with a fig leaf.
A full renovation took place between September 2011 and April 2012.

Photo of the Day: Neptune’s Fountain Statue, Gdansk, Poland

Photo of the Day: Neptune’s Fountain Statue (Fontanna Neptuna), Długi Targ (Long Market Street), by the entrance to Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland. May 2017.
Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

The fountain and the bronze statue was constructed with the initiative of Gdansk Mayor Bartłomiej Schachmann, and was designed and constructed by several different artists. Construction started in 1603, and the fountain was opened on 9 October 1633, with the official inauguration of the fountain’s operation taking place on 23 March 1634. Formerly, the fountain was painted. The fountain was renovated in 1927, but damaged during World War II, and moved to Parchów, near Bytow. It was put back to operation on 22 July 1957. As part of renovation works in 1988 the fountain’s genitals were covered with a fig leaf.
A full renovation took place between September 2011 and April 2012.

Fransk og polsk by bryter vennskap etter at Polen erklærer byer som LGBT-frie soner – men Warszawa støtter LGBT-minoritetene

Den franske byen Saint-Jean-de-Braye bryter en 25 år gammel vennskapsavtale med den polske byen Tuchow, som har erklært byen som LGBT-fri sone. Også flere andre polske byer har erklært seg som LGBT-frie soner.

Det er regjeringen i landet som i utgangspunktet har tatt initiativet til og har utformet erklæringene om å gjøre byene til soner uten seksuelle minoriteter.

Kunngjøringen fra myndighetene i Tuchow kommer som et svar på at Warszawas borgermester Rafal Trzaskowski har proklamert at den polske hovedstaden støtter LGBT-minoritetene og deres rettigheter, skriver Aftenposten.no.

– Vi fordømmer den holdningen vår vennskapsby Tuchow har inntatt, sier myndighetene i Saint-Jean-de-Braye.

Saint-Jean-de-Braye ligger i fylket Loiret i det nordlige Frankrike, og har vel 20,000 innbyggere. Tuchow ligger i det sørlige Polen, sør for Krakow, mot grensen til Slovakia, og har vel 6000 innbyggere.

Kilde: NRK.no, Aftenposten.no, Wikipedia.org

The Travel Photo: The Green Gate, Old Town, Gdansk, Poland

The Green Gate (Polish: Brama Zielona, German: former Koggentor, now Grünes Tor), main entrance to the old town of Gdansk, Poland. May 2017. Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

The Green Gate, completed in 1568 and inspired by the Antwerp City Hall in Belgium, is situated between the Dlugi Targ (Long Market) and the Motlawa river, was the formal residence of Polish royalty. The architect was Regnier (Reiner van Amsterdam).

The Green Gate houses the National Museum in Gdańsk. The Gdańsk office of former President Lech Walesa is located in one of the rooms.

The Travel Photo: Neptune’s Fountain Statue, Gdansk, Poland

Art: Neptune’s Fountain Statue (Fontanna Neptuna), Długi Targ (Long Market Street), by the entrance to Artus Court, Gdansk, Poland. May 2017. Photo by: hovedsteder.blogg.no

The fountain and the bronze statue was constructed with the initiative of Gdansk Mayor Bartłomiej Schachmann, and was designed and constructed by several different artists. Construction started in 1603, and the fountain was opened on 9 October 1633, with the official inauguration of the fountain’s operation taking place on 23 March 1634. Formerly, the fountain was painted. The fountain was renovated in 1927, but damaged during World War II, and moved to Parchów, near Bytow. It was put back to operation on 22 July 1957. As part of renovation works in 1988 the fountain’s genitals were covered with a fig leaf.
A full renovation took place between September 2011 and April 2012.