|volleyball on the beach, Gdansk, Poland|
First stop- the beach. It's a warm weekend day in July on the Baltic Sea, and crowds have gathered to enjoy the sun.
|Me + Aleksandra (Ola)|
The beach in Gdansk
A few volleyball nets, and a couple soccer goals set-up comprise the majority of the public infrastructure, save the pier extending out into the water. I watch a couple teenagers jump into the ocean, and I feel pressure to follow suit. Heck, I want to be cool right?
Jumping off the Gdansk pier
|town center- doesn't quite look "real"|
The main square of Gdansk Poland
|Ola atop the lion- there are many lion statues throughout Europe|
|Ola under the corridor of beautiful trees|
It's literally breath of fresh air, always a pleasure to surrounded by green, to watch people enjoying themselves.
Park with hedges for children
So there you have it: my version of the Gdansk Welcoming Committee, inviting you to visit this city.
Of course, as I'm not employed by the Polish Tourism Board, I do feel it necessary to share with you the darker side of Gdansk too.
Organ concert in church