I then got breakfast.
When breakfast was over the tower looked like this.
This took me to the part of Gdansk called Old Town. If I understand the history right, the famous part of Gdansk was controlled by the Germans most of the time, and the Polish people were in the area called Old Town, less prosperous.
Glad I did this walk because it got me more to where real people are rather than tourists.
I walked past the beautiful PKP station.
Next I found a tank.
I started back towards the Main Town. Everything looked different for I was on new streets. What's this? Oh, the Madison shopping gallery. I knew about it because of a brochure in my hotel room.
Went in, and the first thing I saw was an amazing water sculpture.
After enjoying this, I wandered about looking for novel things. First:
Probably not a sign we would see on a shop in Minnesota! The column in front of the store has LED lights in it and constantly changes color. Love the new designs I see in Europe.
A squeal of delight from a little girl brought my attention to the rabbit in the window of a pets' store.
And here's a photo of an American restaurant, complete with a flag and Elvis. Later in the day I found the same restaurant along the river, but without these decorations.
As I left the shopping gallery, I saw a tower. When I got there I discovered this was St. Catherine's Church.
There is a saying in English that goes like this: Without bad luck, he/they would have had no luck at all. That certainly in the story of this church. The Lonely Planet guide book says this is the major church in Old Town. It was begun in the 1220s. Over time a beautiful carillon was added. In the 1660s there was a fire caused by lightening and the carillon was lost. This was replaced in other century, and then all was lost during World War II. All the work done to restore the church after the War was lost in 2006 when the church caught on fire.
There are no beautiful windows, no chapels, no organ, no choir area. The guidebook says it looks ragged. The altar is a stone with a white cloth across it.
What is there is the pulpit somehow.