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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Gdynia - the new city

25th July 2014

Gdynia is a relatively young city born out of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. 

Swietojanska street - the most popular street in Gdynia

 Construction began on May 21, 1921 and within 5 years a new city and major port had been created. While it lacks the 1,000 year history of its better known neighbour Gdansk, Gdynia is a wonderful example of a 20th century city with its construction covering the Art Deco period of the 20s and 30s, the Socialist era of post-war Europe and the modern designs of the post-communist Poland. The city can offer beautiful beaches and walks, some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the Tri-city as well as a small but decent selection of hotels and contains a fiercely proud population still shaped by the time not so long ago when Gdynia was viewed as the true Polish city on the coast.

The harbour in Gdynia at Kosciuszki Square

 Kosciuszki Square

The Ship - Dar Pomorza at Kosciuszki Square

I promise much more great photos after weekend.

Greetings from sunny Gdynia.


  1. Mount Kosciuszko, slightly different, is Australia's tallest mountain. I love the fountain. I think it is quite old.

  2. it looks like a neat place. the architecture might be similar to some of our american cities. :)

  3. Very pretty scenery and the weather looks nice!

  4. That fountain, there is one smaller and much the same in a town in Australia.

  5. I like the unusual fountain.

  6. Fascinating. We've talked for years about visiting Poland. You make it even more enticing.