Here we are in a harbor city in Poland . It was known as a shipbuilding town .
When the Solidarity folks began their strikes in Gdansk , the shipyard workers here in Szczecin were doing the same . There is a fairly new Solidarity museum here that displays and explains the events which eventually led to the downfall of the Communist government in Poland . People were dying on the streets here in that time of protests , parades , strikes , and struggles .
The huge shipyard in Szczecin , the Stocznia im Adolfa Warskiego , went bankrupt in later years . Its rigs still stand high up into the sky as silent reminders of older times .
I decided to post some shots of more peaceful sailing . These pictures are from the 1880s to 1900 . There are plenty of pleasure boats sailing into Szczecin these days . I’ll take a few pictures of some of them and post them in the future . Maybe it will take your mind off of your troubles .