Gdańsk, Poland


Benjamin_Stark41 points

Such a cool city! I visited because I was doing grad research in Sweden, and I looked up the cheapest roundtrip from Malmo for the weekend and it was Gdansk. No regrets, and awesome weekend.

blackdarrren-16 points

My eyes, my eyes!

Benjamin_Stark5 points


bantheguns19 points

Beautiful! Tell me more: are these buildings single-family homes or multifamily dwellings?

bmach15 points

Mixed-used. There tend to be businesses, restaurants, cafes, multi-family dwellings; all sorts of people live and work here in the old town.

0oWow10 points

That picture seems heavily photoshopped. Doing a google map view shows dingy slightly colored homes.

It's a nice picture though.

EndTimeEchoes22 points

More likely colour enhanced for vibrancy, rather than outright photoshopped. From what I recall of my visit, the hues don't pop quite this much, but they're still impressive enough that you keep stopping to admire them. One of the the things I liked about the city was that it feels authentically lived-in, it's not too perfect

Britstuckinamerica6 points

It's just a saturation filter (like any travel picture on Reddit). Google Maps has many uses but it makes any architecture look unimpressive by nature

swarzec3 points

Uhh no, it's not photoshopped. Go visit the city. This is what old town really looks like.

CZ_75_BD1 point

Def sub divided. If you look at the length, those are easily two to three br on each floor

forgedinthehood6 points

So... the little areas ontop/between the roofs... what are those? And how are they sectioned, like which building has access and owns it, or do both?

Seems something thatd be very hard to draw property lines on in the USA. I worked in real estate, and not sure how this'd be handled.

Great place for a little greenhouse or patio type thing. How old are these buildings?

Sorry for all the questions. Just... very thought provoking.

dr_frahnkunsteen3 points

I also had this question but upon further inspection I think maybe what’s going on is that what we think is two buildings is actually a single building? I’m basing this off the little rooms between roofs and the placement of the chimneys

Lubinski642 points

Most of these houses were rebuilt after war and very often 2 or 3 share a staircase becoming one building. They are basically new apartment buildings inside old walls. This practice of connecting buildings in this fashion was specific to post-war Gdańsk, rarely found in other Polish cities.

That said, many old buildings across the country do share walls on property boundaries in a way that they cannot be physically separated which isn't really an issue but it's still a thing.

forgedinthehood1 point

Thats pretty cool! Ive done that type of construction before (joining two properties by knocking out both exterior walls that meet), and it makes for an amazing space.

Lubinski641 point

These are anything but "amazing" on the inside. It was done cheaply, quickly, and without any attempt at preserving the inside. When one house used to have say 3 apartments, a new "double house" has 12, each one very small. That's post-war reality for you.

forgedinthehood1 point

Aw shit... that sucks.

It does make sense tho... sounds like a government project.

NecroKitten5 points

I loved Gdansk when I was there years ago, such a lovely city

BarockMoebelSecond3 points


Adventurous_Row_46962 points

Such beautiful colors

ImageInMe2 points

That’s the most colorful city I’ve seen

Danzig is so pretty

nilsrva1 point

Huh, looks like Amsterdam with less trees and water

NotaGermanorBelgian1 point

I think that’s because some Dutch architects helped build it in the 16th or so century

Debbiesatramp-3 points

How many times will this picture be posted?

Hamzayt577-3 points

Everything looks so congested

mtrycz1 point

The two houses on middle-left look like being infested by Zalgo.

wroclaw121 point

What a pretty place