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I'm a bit startled to discover that I didn't pursue a statue theme while I was in Ploand. I just embedded statues in other blogs. I needed the inspiration of Ailsa at

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/28/travel-theme-statues/

to bring together a collection of Polish tatues. Her blog about the whispering statues of Rome is a wonderful precursor to the statue challenge

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/03/27/congregation-of-wits/

Here's a collection of Polish statues, mainly in Warsaw, but also in Częstochowa and Krakòw, beginning with Warsaw's symbol, the mermaid, in the Old Town market square. I'm on the verge of returning to Warsaw, so putting together this blog was a reminder of delights in store.


 

Bear in Old Town

 

Street vendor, Mariensztat town square

 

Figure near the fountain in Mariensztat town square

 

Little insurgent: monument to children who fought in the Warsaw Uprising

 

Monument to the heroes of Warsaw

 

Shoemaker who fought with Kosciusko

 

Outside the drama theatre in Stalin's Gift

 

Outside the new Jewish museum, Warsaw

 

Lions outside the presidential palace being trucked away

 

Lion returned to duty outside the presidential palace, Warsaw

 

Tableau made of salt in the salt mine at Wieliczka

 

In the town square, Krakòw

 

Halina Poswaitowska, Polish writer: Częstochowa

 

Girl with pigeons, Częstochowa

 

 

 

 

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