Gdańsk Shipyard

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.

Ice rink at the Old Town - Warszawa.
Ice rink at the Old Town – Warszawa.
Christmas Tree at the Window. Wrzeszcz district.
Christmas Tree at the Window. Wrzeszcz district.
Pier at Gdynia Redłowo
Pier at Gdynia Redłowo
Wrzeszcz/ Młyniska district.
Wrzeszcz/ Młyniska district.
View at the Motława river and view at the Old Town
View at the Motława river and view at the Old Town
Mooring forbidden.
Mooring forbidden.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Constructions
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Constructions
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Structures
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Structures
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Dock basin and the cranes
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Dock basin and the cranes
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. View at the Shipyard Cranes and dock basin
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. View at the Shipyard Cranes and dock basin
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. View at the ruins and the Shipyard leftovers.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. View at the ruins and the Shipyard leftovers.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. "Keys to the emergency exits"
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. “Keys to the emergency exits”
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The Crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. The crane.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Door to the work clothes warehouse
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard. Door to the work clothes warehouse
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard - The mask.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard – The mask.
Quick peek inside the building at the Shipyard
Quick peek inside the building at the Shipyard
Motława river - view at the famous Gdańsk crane (Krantor)
Motława river – view at the famous Gdańsk crane (Krantor)
"... GDAŃSKA"
“… GDAŃSKA”
Ships docked along the pier at the Motława river.
Ships docked along the pier at the Motława river.
Gdańsk - View at the Mariacka Street.
Gdańsk – View at the Mariacka Street.

Colour part.

Gdańsk landscape.
Gdańsk landscape.
View at the path along the Motława river and the Old Town.
View at the path along the Motława river and the Old Town.
View at the second side of the Motława river.
View at the second side of the Motława river.
Path along the Motława river.
Path along the Motława river.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour - The cranes.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour – The cranes.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour - the Cranes.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour – the Cranes.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour - view at the mouth of Motława river to the Vistula river (Martwa Wisła)
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour – view at the mouth of Motława river to the Vistula river (Martwa Wisła)
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour - illegal entrance to the Shipyard area
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour – illegal entrance to the Shipyard area
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. Gdańsk Cranes
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. Gdańsk Cranes
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. The crane
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. The crane
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. Ruins and different constructions.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour. Ruins and different constructions.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Stocznia Gdańska / Gdańsk Shipyard in colour.
Motława river - view at the famous Gdańsk crane (Krantor)
Motława river – view at the famous Gdańsk crane (Krantor)
Gdańsk the Old Town - view at the Motława river.
Gdańsk the Old Town – view at the Motława river.

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