Sopot

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Sopot is a small town up in the north of Poland, at the freezing Baltic sea, famous in the area as a beach resort - very charming indeed, with its mansions and the old Grand Hotel from the 20's. Together with Gdansk and Gdynia, Sopot is part of the "Trojmiasto" (a city-triplet), being connected to their big neighbors by train.

Sopot is a small town up in the north of Poland, at the freezing Baltic sea, famous in the area as a beach resort – very charming indeed, with its mansions and the old Grand Hotel from the 20’s. Together with Gdansk and Gdynia, Sopot is part of the “Trojmiasto” (a city-triplet), being connected to their big neighbors by train.

It is famous because it was the preferred Baltic beach from the richest people in Europe before the World War II and because of its long pier – the longest in Europe. As the rest of Poland, it was invaded and attacked first by Germans, then by Soviets, during the war, but luckily it was not destroyed like Gdansk or Warsaw. I was there last year, in Polish spring-time, and had the opportunity to try the delicious chocolate at the pleasant Monte Casino Street, breathe the fresh, gelid air coming from the North Pole, listen to the extremely refined new Polish music (Olo Walicki, Piotr Zastrozny) and have a punching visual experience with Asia Zastrozna’s photographic work (www.joannazastrozna.com.pl). Really unforgettable, though, was to walk at the seashore and discover that the water is so cold that I could not even touch the wet sand on bare feet… even though, some brave children seemed to have terrific fun in the water!

written by bruna_m on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations

3 Comments

  1. nanuth
    nanuth ·

    wonderfull pics!!! very contemplative ones!!

  2. gemma81de
    gemma81de ·

    A really beautiful lomolocation.

  3. stong
    stong ·

    very nice color!
    cool picture!

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