New light through old windows

Photographer: Aksnipil
Location: Gdansk, Poland
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In Gdansk – a charming city in Northern Poland – there is a hill. Some people still calling it “Devil’s Hill” The old legend says that ages ago this little hill surrounded by deep forest and swamps was favourite place for witches and gatherings, during which some nasty types of demons were summoned.
Legend also says that a very big stone on the top of the hill was brought there by a devil.
We are not sure why, but many citizens believe that because of that legend many years later a small group of freemasonry’s settled down in that area. As a reminder of their existence they left a beautiful XIX century Mansion.

Since 1886 mansion was a home for Zinglers restaurant, between 1925 and 1933 it became a HQ of Gdansk Freemason’s lodge.

After WW2 for a many years it used to be local TV station headquarters, before that many occupants were selling the building as they have been disturbed by ”unknown” forces.
Today the Grade II building stays derelict. No one cares about it. Inside many unstable floors. South wing of building didn’t survive last winter ( two floors collapsed ) whole building still standing thanks to solid external wall.