St.. Dominik in Gdańsk
The history of the market begins with coal, means blood, and it ends – miszmasz. From the Middle Ages to the 19th century. at Targ Węglowy – as the name suggests – traded in "black gold", coke and charcoal. There was also a square, and not so rarely, place of execution. Because it could fit in here 4 thousand. people, lighter sentences were carried out in public at the foot of the Prison Tower: whipping, putting in stocks, truncation of members, all of this under the close scrutiny of the crowd, eager for sensation. Executions were also carried out sporadically, but only on commoners, for patricians and nobles by reserving a stump in front of the Artus Court.
Currently, the place is the main arena of St.. Dominika. Then quite large tents grow here, small stalls, there are also "stands" improvised in the proverbial newspaper, where a real treasure sometimes flashes between the strangest things. You can buy literally anything at the Dominican Fair – from artistic products (jewelry, ceramics, original fabrics and costumes), through old books, plates and original souvenirs, all the way to the knives, televisions, soap and jam. The event has its musical setting – folk and disco-field bands play on the stage placed under the walls of the Straw Tower.