Monday, April 6, 2009

Torun, Poland

Poland-5, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The postcard shows The Gothic Old Town Hall from the 14th century.
Torun is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. The medieval old town of Torun is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. Listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997, Toruń has many monuments of architecture beginning from the Middle Ages, including 200 military structures. The city is famous for having preserved almost intact its medieval spatial layout and many Gothic buildings, all built from brick, including monumental churches, the Town Hall and many burgher houses.


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