Market Gate (Brama Targowa) is the landmark of Elblag. The gate is the only existing part of the original city wall. The construction began in 1319 and it was enlarged to the current height in 1420-1430. The gate was damaged badly in the World War II, but restored after the war. Today the is a terrace on the top of gate with panoramic view to Elblag old town.References:
Very nice pictures. I have Elblag coin 2 zl that I purchased from RSM in Utah, USA. It is about a 2006 issue from Poland and am looking for information on city gate. thank you for pictures, explanation. The idea of Spotting History is excellent- now I can look for places in USA- far north, New York that few pay attention to..
Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower garden and water garden as true works of art. Walking through his house and gardens, visitors can still feel the atmosphere which reigned at the home of the Master of Impressionnism and marvel at the floral compositions and nymphéas, his greatest sources of inspiration.
In 1890 Monet had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous paintings were of his garden in Giverny, famous for its rectangular Clos normand, with archways of climbing plants entwined around colored shrubs, and the water garden, formed by a tributary to the Epte, with the Japanese bridge, the pond with the water lilies, the wisterias and the azaleas.
Today the Monet's Garden is open to the public.