A historic church in Gdańsk seriously damaged in a fire
A historic church in Gdansk has been seriously damaged in a fire. The roof of the 13th century St Catherine’s Church caved in, as flames licked up through its structure. hno: hno: hno:
The firefighters managed to bring to safety most of the valuable works of art inside the church, including Baroque paintings. :applause: :applause: :applause:
The church tower is famous for its 37-bell carillon which has chimed every hour on the hour since the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. The church is the final resting place of the famaous Gdansk astronomer Johann Hevelius. The church’s roof was undergoing renovation when the fire broke out at around 3 pm.