St. Mary’s – spoken supplement

Earlier today I went to St. Mary’s in Gdansk. Haven’t been there for some time. So when T. asked me to take some pics of the Baptismal Font for  him I took the opportunity to visit this amazing church. After I did what I came for, I went to wonder around. As usually I took pictures of details and splendid vaulted ceilings. It definitely is my favorite church in Gdansk. But I have already written about it here.

This time I decided to record a short video. I have never done it before, until in Frombork this January 🙂

The quality is poor, but it is the content of the video that counts 😉

Here it is:

St. Mary’s – as seen on the 12th of February 2011

Maybe the next ones will be better… But definitely they will give more information about places worth seeing in Poland 🙂

St. Mary’s church in Gdansk

This church in Gdansk is the biggest brick gothic church in the world…

Brick…

About 4 mln bricks were made to build this Merchant Cathedral, and about 137 thousand roof tiles were made to cover its roofs… And it took 159 years to complete the work. The local story says it was built for 25 thousand people. Some say it’s impossible as Gdansk did not have so many at that time.

Often a question is posed – why would they have built such a huge church. The answer is simple – why not …

Definitely we can say one: Gdansk’s art of showing off was brought to perfection several times. One of the times was when St. Mary’s was built.