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Trip to Toruń
Touch the Gothic!
This city of Torun, situated around 200 km away from Warsaw and 40 km from Golub-Dobrzyń, has over 300 historical monuments. Toruń is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland. Picturesquely located on the both banks of the Vistula River, at a site of intersection of ancient trade routes, it has been propagating its traditional economy and openness to the world for nearly 800 years.
Toruń is a town with much to offer, a place of unique charm. With its architecture, it is a town where you can touch the Gothic. Feel surrounded by old times, with every street, lane and building having its own history. The medieval old town of Toruń was the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. In 1997 that part of the city was designated to an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland.
1. What is the name of the geometric decoration in gothic wall below?
2. What is the Reuleaux triangle based on?