The crane (that is, the “crane”) above Motlava, undoubtedly, “makes” a view of Gdansk from the river. His appearance is extremely characteristic and recognizable. Not a single photograph of the river panorama could do without his slightly strange profile, reminiscent of either a figure from Tetris that got up “on the ass”, or a birdhouse for a heron.
The crane was built in the Middle Ages just as a crane. Life in the old port of Gdansk then was in full swing, and the cargo turnover was serious. Continue reading