|She only moved, and only then in the most |
dramatic and graceful fashion,when people
dropped coins in the basket by her feet.
|As with every other town so far we've seen|
in Poland, Torun has a lovely Town Hall;
this was its interior ccourtyard.
|Loved seeing tiny figures like this in|
the Town Hall.
|Really hard to get lost in touristy areas|
of Poland when you have a decent map
and signs, with pictures even, and in English too!
Copernicus statue: He’s the town
mascot and also the namesake of the
local university; no doubt he was born
so was he Polish or German?
|2nd time we've seen a gorgeous|
tower of flowers just like this.
This one was just by Copernicus' statue.
|Imagine seeing a museum devoted |
exclusively to gingerbread!
|City walls and gates: |
surrounded by a vast system of fortifications:
walls, gates and towers.
Constructionof the stunning cathedral began in the
mid 13th C. and continued for over 200 years.
|Copernicus was baptised here.|
Mustang Race in Torun: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang; it
only took place the night we happened to be in town, lucky us. Crowds of people followed behind the cars, many of them dating back to the 60’s as they drove single file with their engines roaring – I enjoyed it almost as much as the locals did, I think.
|All the cars (with Polish license plates so not brought |
over from the US for the race),were initially lined up
in the Old Market Square for people to admire.
|Happened on them a while later going |
through town with engines roaring followed
by throngs of people taking photos people,
sort of like the Pide Piper of Hamelin.