“Monument of Anonymous Passerby”

nieznany przechodzien fot Ryszard Szpytman 31.07.2018Wrocław Świdnicka St., Poland (photo: Ryszard Szpytman, 2018)

The prototype of the monument was an installation by Jerzy Kalina from 1977 “The Crossing” (hence the installation at Świdnicka is often called this), set in Warsaw at Świętokrzyska and Mazowiecka Streets. Created for the purposes of the television program, it was dismantled and then went to the National Museum in Wrocław for 28 years. The monument, in which the plaster statues replaced the bronze figures, was unveiled on the night of 12 to 13 December 2005 on the 24th anniversary of the imposition of martial law. Hence, it is sometimes indicated that it symbolizes changes that have taken place in Poland since that time; other interpretation puts the emphasis on commemorating the difficult times of martial law and making anonymous people who fought communism, going underground.

Monument of Anonymous Passerby consists of fourteen bronze figures of human life size, standing on both sides of Świdnicka Street in the place where it crosses Piłsudskiego Street. It has already permanently been incorporated into Świdnicka and Wrocław streets. However, it is appreciated not only by the residents – in 2011, it was included in the list of the 15 most beautiful places in Poland prepared by Newsweek magazine, and the American magazine “Budget Travel” recognized the installation as one of the most unusual places in the world

(source: https://www.wroclaw.pl/pomnik-anonimowego-przechodnia, wikipedia)

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Difficult times are coming … Let us not waste the efforts and achievements of our ancestors

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“Giggle of life”

IMG_4428IMG_4432Sculptor: Michał Batkiewicz, Olsztyn near Częstochowa (photo: René Sachse, 04.05.2016)

Outdoor sculptures by Michał Batkiewicz – a world-famous artist whose works are also known in the USA, Brazil and Canada – appeared in 03.04.2016 on the market square in Olsztyn near Czestochowa.

Over six meters, silvery clowns, taking different poses, create an exhibition entitled “Giggle of life.” One of the characters has a motion sensor that activates the circus melody.

(source: http://www.dziennikzachodni.pl/wiadomosci/czestochowa/a/olbrzymie-rzezby-stanely-na-olsztynskim-rynku-zdjecia,9830418/)

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History comes full circle and once again – as a hundred years ago – populists became populare and listened. You, who are reading this, remain faithful to reason and common sense. Do not let clowns to decide about your life.

“Kidnapping of Europe”

Sculptor: Vahan Bego, Jelenia Góra, Poland (Photo: Mirosław Długasiewicz, 25.03.2018)

The sculpture is located on the square, at Pocztowa St. and 1 Maja Street. It is made of black steel in metalwork technology. It presents Europe on a bull. The author of the sculpture is Armenian sculptor Vahan Bego, who emigrated to Poland in 1993, fleeing war. The monument was funded by the president of the city of Jelenia Góra on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union on 1 May 2014.

“Kidnapping of Europe” is an epic tale of the love of divine Zeus to an earth woman. A story about man’s struggle with destiny and is up in arms against the will of the gods. It was inspired by Thebes myths about the power of love and germinating hope among the evil. Vahan Bego said that the mythological subject of the kidnapping of Europe well refers to the present day.

(quelle: http://www.polskaniezwykla.plhttps://dolny-slask.org.pl)

“The world is standing on its head…”

unnamedSopot (next to the Georgian restaurant), Poland (photo Arkadiusz Lewandowski, 09.2015)

“The world is on its head. The vampire will teach me how to deal with people.”

Andrzej Sapkowski (from the book “Baptism of Fire”)

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To paraphrase: Today an old bachelor wants me to impose a model of a family I have to have, although he never had one himself,
The priest wants to teach me how to love my husband / boyfriend, even though he himself has made the vows of purity in theory, so there is no point in it,
The offender makes law,
Multiple liar and thief teaches morals,
Old lady, whose best years of her life have gone long time ago, wants to rummage in my pants, peek under my quilt, decide what my family should look like,
A doctor who has carried hundreds if not thousands of abortions today is a roaring enemy of it,
The idiot governs the country and the sociaty instead of blow him away in an unfathomable history applaud him and call him “Chief of State”.
The government wants to punish the deaths of rapists judged by courts of other countries, and indigenous criminals for the same offenses are allowed to go free.

“I do not look down…”

IMG_2883 (1)IMG_2882Sopot (next to the Georgian restaurant), Poland (photo Arkadiusz Lewandowski, 10.2016)

“Something pulls us down to the ground
Fo the slightest mistake.
We pay with the things the world has given us.
How to move on from here?

I do not look down
At the tenuous rope I hold on to your hands
And wise words.
Do not look down,
Because I believe
That we’ve got a strength
To go ahead
Go ahead
Go ahead
Go ahead

Go, and don’t let them break you
Don’t you ever stop, keep going
Be invincible,
A tenuous thread we’re stepping on
was woven for us
Below us odds multipled
Go on ahead
Do not look down.”

(“I do not look down” Natalia Szroeder, Liber Feat)

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October 3, 2017 – “Black Tuesday” – Be invincible! Never stop, go!

“Monument of Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska”

DSC_20170303132922488Sculptor: Marek Zalewski, Płock, Poland (photo: Dariusz Kornacki, 03.03.2017)

The monument has been placed at Tumska street, between the Płock Mazovian Museum and Nove Kino Przedwiośnie, where in 2011 was presented the exhibition of artist’s personal belongings, called: “Outstanding inhabitant of Plock – Mira Zimińska Sygietyńska”.

The statue depicts Mira Zimińska-Sygiantńska walking down the street with an umbrella and a bounch of flowers. Sculpture is characterized by great attention to details, such as e.g. jewelry. The monument was designed in such a way that each passerby could approach Lady Mira and embrace her by the hand

Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska was born in Płock on February 22, 1901 as Maria Burzyńska. Her family was associated with the local theater. As an actress she performed, among others. In the pre-war Warsaw cabarets “Qui Pro Quo” and “Morskie Oko”. At that time, she also played in films, among others. In “Ada to nie wypada”, “Każdemu wolno kochać” and “Manewry miłosne”. In 1948, together with her husband Tadeusz Sygietyński (1896-1955), composer and pedagogue, she founded the “Mazovian” Song and Dance Ensemble. whose she dirbecame a director in 1957.

In 1986, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska received the title of Honorary Citizen of Płock. She died in Warsaw on 26 January 1997.

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Bounch of white roses, black umbrella in hand and on 10th of July the butlern of the “master” chase chase, chase…

“Warsaw Mermaid Monument”

DSC_0359Sculptor: Konstanty Hegl, Warsaw, Poland (photo by Gosia Głowacka, 26.04.2012)

Warsaw Mermaid Monument – located on the Old Town Square .

It represents the symbol of the Polish capital city. This monument is made from bronze, measures 2.5 m. and was made by Konstanty Hegel. The original monument before the destruction weighed 1206 kg, and the employees of the Brothers Łopieńscy company have made it in 2700 man-hours. During World War II, the monument was damaged. In 1951 a broken sword, left hand and shield were made in the foundry of the Łopieński Brothers. Due to numerous damages the sculpture was refurbished in 2008

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It is time to show in Warsaw the wrath of women and man for breaking human and democracy rights. We have the power! June 10, 2017

“Angel on the go”

DSC_20170512143419680.jpgSculpturer: Marek Sułek, Warsaw, Poland (photo: Dariusz Kornacki, 12.05.2017 r.)

The sculpture of an angel was set in front of the Warsaw East Railway Station building at 16 Kijowska Street, in the Praga Północ district.

Work was created as one of the planned larger cycle of sculptures “City of Angels”. On a small pedestal stays a big form of an angel prepared for travel – what is indicated by a small suitcase. Its author is Marek Sułek – a sculptor from nearby Kamionka.

The partner of the action is the Cultural Department of the Praga Północ District Office.

The sculpture was set up at the end of May 2012 what was connected with the completion of the renovation of the Eastern Railway Station. Van den Berg Art Gallery overtook the care of this angel.

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“Great little man
Broken as proud and proud as a peacock
Great little man ”
Prophet of good change, uncertain matters
It’s time to go…

“Do It Yourself”

Artist: Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, Wrocław, wall of the building “Jaś”, Poland (photo: Alicja Molenda, January 2017)

The work was created in 1977 and is one of the most recognizable and controversial works of outstanding artist Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz from Wroclaw. Artist fastened to canvas a wooden cross, the figure of Christ and the three nails with a description “zrob to sam / do it yourself.” This composition in that form indeed compels a man to reflect on their own responsibility for the crucifixion of Christ or even can lead to questions about whether his own attitude (especially passive) against the atrocities of war or involuntary neighbor’s poverty does not contribute to the death of other innocent people.

Taking under consideration the contemporary situation in the world this set is almost a must in every Catholic home as well and non-Catholic

“Black protest”

14958725_10211012114445601_886304184_n                Made by: Marta Frej, Warsaw, Poland (photo: Jakub Kosiorek, listopad 2016)

The mural is by Marta Frej. It commemorates the protests against the proposed bill that would ban all abortions submitted to the Polish Parliament by members of “Ordo Juris”.

There were several events organized in October 2016 including the Black Protest, the Dignity March, the Women’s Strike. Signatures were collected voicing the opposition to the proposed amendments of the already very restrictive abortion law.

“The Black Protest, the Dignity March and the Women’s Strike involved several hundred thousand women and their families standing together in the defense of women’s dignity, health and life,” says Weronika Paszewska of Akcja Demokracja.
“Almost a thousand people supported the idea to commemorate those events by donating money for a large mural. It will remind everyone that women in Poland will keep fighting for their dignity and will not let arrogant politicians limit their rights.”
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I am a WOMAN – I HAVE THE RIGHT to live with dignity and myself decide for myself.