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Monuments, statues, memorials of Poland


pawian 177 | 14,537
12 Sep 2012 #1
Krakow goes first:

A monument to a faithful dog called Jock near Wawel Castle:

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The story of a dog named Dzok is considered by some to be even one of the legends in Krakow. It tells the story of a dog - a black half-breed, whose owner died tragically of a heart attack in the near Rondo Grunwaldzkie. The dog was waiting for his master. Fed with the residents of Krakow, aroused surprise and sympathy. After about a year of waiting, let himself go out to the new owner, Maria Müller, the wife of Władysław Müller. The woman died in 1998, and the animal escaped and loitering in railway premises were killed under the wheels of a moving train.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomnik_psa_D%C5%BCoka
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
12 Sep 2012 #2
Here are two images of a statue, in Katowice, of the great Polish painter, illustrator, photographer, poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher, and explorer of inner-space Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz:





OP pawian 177 | 14,537
12 Sep 2012 #3
Very nice. You can almost shake hands with him! :):):):)

Warsaw.

Nike, a monument to Warsaw heroes, a symbol engraved in a few generations` minds.

Such a bare breasted statue would be impossible in politically correct America or Britian.
Oberschlesien 1 | 25
14 Sep 2012 #4
This is the German war memorial in the Upper Silesian village of Biestrzynnik (Biestrzinnik-Ringwalde). Josef Warzecha, Paul Mehlan, and August Mehlan were distant relatives of mine. The names listed under Ermorde 1945 were civilians that were murdered by the Soviet Red Army when they invaded the village near the end of World War II.







Oberschlesien 1 | 25
14 Sep 2012 #5
This is the German war memorial in the Upper Silesian village of Szczedrzyk (Sczedrzik-Hitlersee). It was the center of a controversy when it was being cleaned and the name of the village from the Third Reich era "Hitlersee" became visible. The newspapers were saying that Szczedrzyk was full of Nazis, so they were made to carve out the name "Hitlersee" from the monument forever. It was in this village that my ancestor Johann Warzecha, born in the nearby village of Biestrzynnik was baptized in 1826.









OP pawian 177 | 14,537
14 Sep 2012 #6
The controvercy was justified. We don`t need murderers` names in public area. E.g., Stalin name was carved out from Polish monuments 50 years ago.

And a new proposition for the rest of bearded philosophers:

Poland monument

PS. Nice German monument, btw.
Oberschlesien 1 | 25
14 Sep 2012 #7
pawian: Thanks for the pictures of the monument with Stalin's name removed, it makes me feel better. I used to feel that it was some kind of vendetta against the people of Szczedrzyk. Here is a website with other monuments dedicated to the German soldiers from Upper Silesia.

lechnijakowski.com/mniejszoscinarodowe/pomniki_foto.html
OP pawian 177 | 14,537
14 Sep 2012 #8
Thanks for the pictures of the monument with Stalin's name removed, it makes me feel better. I used to feel that it was some kind of vendetta against the people of Szczedrzyk.

How could you think so if so many German memorials were preserved as I see from your link. Their number is really impressive.

Here is a website with other monuments dedicated to the German soldiers from Upper Silesia.

In another thread there is a mention of German military cemetery.

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Mermaid in Warsaw
strzyga 2 | 993
19 Sep 2012 #9
Wąchock - a monument of a legendary village mayor, subject of numerous jokes (Wąchock in these jokes is an epitome of backwoods; actually, it's just a town like any other, with a beautiful 13th Cistercian monastery).



strzyga 2 | 993
19 Sep 2012 #10
I like this one, in Toruń.
It was placed in the Old Market there in memory of Zbigniew Lengren, a cartoonist and illustrator. I'm too lazy to explain the story in my own words so I'll use a quote from Wiki: " His most famous creation is Professor Filutek, who appeared once a week on the last page of Przekrój magazine, together with his dog Filus, for over 50 years, a record run in Polish comics."





OP pawian 177 | 14,537
19 Sep 2012 #11
Strzyga, why are you doing it to me?
strzyga 2 | 993
19 Sep 2012 #12
You mean I'm a spoilsport?
Ok, so I won't post another one from Toruń...
OP pawian 177 | 14,537
19 Sep 2012 #13
Yes, you are a spoilsport/wet blanket! You are evoking my warmest memories connected with Przekrój magazine. I remember reading it as a child and always starting from the last page full of jokes, humour, Kern`s poems and Lengren`s cartoons which I didn`t understand at that time but loved in advance. Why are you so cruel???? :):)

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strzyga 2 | 993
19 Sep 2012 #14
I remember reading it as a child and always starting from the last page

So was I.
Now, where's the bottom of the page you posted? I couldn't finish reading the piece on a spring egg!

And I'm not a wet blanket, sir. I'm a completely dry blanket. Here's the proof. Toruń again, in front of a multiplex cinema:





OP pawian 177 | 14,537
19 Sep 2012 #15
Now, where's the bottom of the page you posted? I couldn't finish reading the piece on a spring egg!

Life is cruel and full of zasadzkas. Sorry.

And I'm not a wet blanket, sir. I'm a completely dry blanket. Here's the proof. Toruń again, in front of a multiplex cinema:

Pawlak and Kargul!
Sculpture and Pawlak Kargul - heroes known trilogy of comedy in front of the Cinema City at the Red Road. Was unveiled in 2006. Intersections sickle banner of honor by Jan Pietrzak, satirist, who played in the movie "Love it or leave it," Polonia role radio presenter. Thorn sculpted artist Zbigniew Translated. Monument refers to this moment the film, in which Pawlak Kargul and landed at the airport in Chicago. Just like in the movie, they carry a briefcase and suitcase. New Year's Eve comedy cult heroes Checinski were inducted at actual size.

Yes, you are a completely dry blanket!:

Katowice, Polish Soldier monument:

Katowice

Chopin monument, Warsaw

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Wawel Dragon in Krakow is the only one in Poland which breathes fire:
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Dec 2012 #16
Can't seem to upload it, but in Gdansk (Church of Ss Peter and Paul), monument to Armenians.
OP pawian 177 | 14,537
27 Dec 2012 #17
It isn`t a monument but a traditional Armenian cross:
Trevek 26 | 1,702
27 Dec 2012 #18
I thought there was a dedication to 1915 at the bottom. Maybe I got it wrong (thanks for the pic). There are Armenian memorials around Poland, tho' :

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenians_in_Poland#Polish-Armenians_in_the_20th_century

On another point, I have a collection of photos of WW1 German and Russian memorials around Warmia and Mazury.

Try this site. Look under 'former eastern territories"
denkmalprojekt.org
OP pawian 177 | 14,537
11 Jan 2013 #19
The highest (tallest?) monument (statue?) in Poland is Jesus Christ figure in Świebodzin.

Jesus Poland
spiritus 68 | 666
20 Apr 2015 #20
Merged: Bronze statues all over Poland

I am trying to add content to a website of mine showcasing attractions around Poland and along my travels I have come across a number of bronze (or are they bronze ?) statues which seem to be very popular in the country.

Does anyone have any other examples of them and ideally what they may be called in Polish ?

The image below was taken in Czestochowa.
OP pawian 177 | 14,537
27 Sep 2015 #21
Sometimes it happens certain monuments are replaced by others.
Soviet soldiers in Krakow were replaced by Jan Matejko, great Polish artist.

fotopolska.eu/480610,foto.html

matejko
kondzior 12 | 1,231
23 Jun 2018 #22
Merged:

Giant statue of Jesus acting as a wifi hotspot in Poland



Poles are a very practical people, and installed a bunch of wifi signal amplifiers into the crown of the statue that improved the signal in the entire area.

wifi

fakt.pl/wydarzenia/polska/lubuskie-anteny-na-glowie-jezusa-w-swiebodzinie-po-co-tam-sa/5vcyr0t
Blasphemy? Or a modern way of paying tribute to the source of holy light?
TheWizard - | 236
23 Jun 2018 #23
Finally a use for religion!
Mr Grunwald 29 | 1,945
23 Jun 2018 #24
It's like putting a marketplace in a church isn't it?


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