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That's a Catholic church in Morąg. Poland is the most Catholic... anyway. It used to be an Evangelic church before the war. On the left hand site a statue of the 18th century German philosopher, Johann Gottfried Herder, born in Morąg, back then known as Mohrungen, a town in East Prussia, forming part of the Kingdom of Prussia. As previously mentioned, Poland only obtained this region in 1945; previously it was Prussian (later German). After 1945 almost every person living there was a refugee from somewhere else, usually from what used to be Eastern Poland, and what then became part of the USSR (such as my family). According to my dad, even in the late 1960s Polish people living here had a sense of temporariness, and reminded one another not to grow accustomed to the place, expecting another war and further resettlement.

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  • Uploaded on August 29, 2013
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    by Michal Huniewicz
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 10:44:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 11.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash