Granary Island, Gdansk

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Granary Island (Wyspa Spichrzow)  used to be an industrial district of Gdansk noted for the granaries located here. In the 16th century there were as many as three hundred granaries on the Granary Island, making Gdansk one of the richest cities in Europe. Each of the granaries had its name and a coat of arms on the facade. However, hardly any of them can be seen today as the whole island was almost levelled in 1945. Today, the Island is an overgrown,  picturesque ruin

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