Photographer's Note

One of the tourist attractions in Torun is a leaning tower (not in this photo). There is indeed a visibly leaning tower along the old city walls but when I arrived there it was covered in deep shade and being quite dark it was not very photogenic. Much more attractive was the view opposite to that tower which you see in this photo.

This charming 18th century baroque building was originally a granary. It was used to store cereals. If you wonder about the extraordinary windows, their shape is supposed to resemble sacks with flour. Today it houses a restaurant serving traditional Polish cuisine. There are also some stylish apartments to rent in the upper floors.

The word “monka” does not mean anything in Polish, however, if you pronounce it with “on” as in French, it sounds like a Polish word for flour. Spelled in Polish differently though (mąka). If you pronounce monka in Polish as it is written, you will instead get a word mąka as it would be pronounced by a little child or a foreigner.

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