The depicted metalwork from 1905 adorns the former HQ of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Cracow, some 500 km away from the Polish shores of the Baltic Sea.
The building, or should we rather say a genuine city palace, is home today to the publishing house Wydawnictwo Literackie, the parent publisher of Olga Tokarczuk, the Nobel Prize Winner in Literature for 2018 (awarded recently, following a one-year-long postponement).
The façade of the publisher's seat has lately been used as a background for displaying Tokarczuk's portrait, admired by hundreds of her fans. Curiously, did somebody notice the ship with its unfurled sails, a symbol of trade and freedom?
What's more, the building goes by the name House under the Globe ('cause there's a globe atop its tower), another clear reference to transport & logistics!
Photo: Marcin Orlof