National Geographic : 1925 Mar
31G THE ATIO AL GEOGRAPHIC 11AGAZI~E T fI~ ClI URCH OF ST. MARY: DANZIG Begun in I343 and completed in I503, St. Mary's is one of thc largest Protestant churches in existcnce. Its massive tower, 248 feet high, is surrounded by ten slender turrcts on gables. Photographs by Deutscher Aero Lloyd ]'.\Wl' or TIlE :\TEDTEVAL FORTIFICATIO~S of D.\i\ZIC SEE FRO:\I TIIIe; AIR Ramparts, bastions, and wet ditches formerly surrounded the entire city, but 30 ycars ago they were removed f rom the north and west sides, the trenches filled in, and the area thus f recd was laid out on a spacious plan. Much of the great city retains its picturesque medieval character, however, w;th narrow, winding streets, lofty and elaborately ornamented gab!es, and balconied w;ndows (see text, page 3I3).