In December I had one free afternoon to go for a photo-walk. I had no idea where to go a first. I started my walk at the end of the Gdańsk Old Town, and decided to head in opposite direction than the centre of the Old Town is. Soon it occurred that I was going towards the leftovers of the Gdańsk Shipyard. Unfortunately they demolished most of the buildings of the Shipyard, there stayed a few in a bad condition so it be a good argument to destroy them also… even though the city’s conservator decided to accept the Gdańsk Shipyard as monument so no more buildings should be demolished. But it’s a few years too late. I was walking around the eastern part of the Shipyard, close to the mouth of the Motława river to the Martwa Wisła (literally “dead Vistula”; German: Tote Weichsel). I’ve ended my walk when it become dark talking with a Shipyard guard who said that entering and taking photos is forbidden. After a short harsh at first and nice talk at the end I’ve fished my photo-walk in the Shipyard guard’s car sightseeing the rest of the Shipyard by car. I’ve heard some stories about that place as the man was working there a long time before the shipyard was closed an he become a guard.
I’ve divided the post into the two parts – one with B&W photos and second with those in colour. I hope that way you’ll see two similar stories with different atmosphere. Take a look at those photos.