The Cloth Hall. Located at the center of Kraków's old City Center, this establishment is considered one of the oldest 'malls' in Europe, being the center of commerce in the region. Its purpose nowadays is solely to house the dozens of Souvenir shops the city has to offer with their equally amazing products ranging from their famous Amber jewelry to their iconic dragon-themed merchandise.
100 years ago the cloth hall was left in ruins after the third battle of Ypres. The powers that be wantend to keep the city in ruins as a big memorial site, but soon after the war people wantend to go back home and started rebuilding everything. #TheClothHall#Ypres
The Cloth Hall, Ypres, Belgium
A painting of the Cloth Hall by James Kerr-Lawson hangs in the Canadian Senate in Ottawa, Canada. It is 278cm by 364cm and it is one of many pieces of art commissioned by Lord Beaverbrook to document and commemorate Canada's role in the war. In the painting, the building is shown almost completely destroyed by shelling. Today it has been rebuilt and houses the In Flanders Fields Museum.
Photo by Islay McIlraith