Friday, 4 September 2015

The lion is charming....

4th September 2015

My city is very old. It is one of the oldest city in Poland and what is more it is older than well-known Cracow. The first written books which included  the name of our city were published in 1124. Sleeping lion is one of the symbols of our city and the monument is located in the centre of the city. But there is one more sleeping lion which was made of flowers on the main street of our city. It is lovely animal from plants and in my opinion looks fantastic.




 Masterpiece....




Greetings from Bytom.





16 comments:

  1. That's great and he looks friendly too.

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    1. Andrew, luckily this one is very nice and sociable

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  2. Hi Gosia
    Well I am delighted we agree on those mongrel crows! ha ha.
    That is a very well kept and attractive botanical feature of the
    "lion sculptured" tree.
    I find it so amusing that European countries and towns have lion
    "mottos" when Lions are native only to Africa.
    I suppose it has something to do with the power and strength associated
    with lions.
    The English lion symbol being one and then the lion statues in Rome.
    I guess depicting the "power" that the Romans once possessed and also
    the "Poms" (English with their navy).
    Your town must be a tourist mecca for lovers of history.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Colin the lion is symbol of bravery and power of the inhabitans. Bytom was a typical mining city...

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    2. Gosia
      Well to work in mines long ago, you had to be pretty strong and BRAVE,
      so the lion then would be a good symbol.
      I just googled Bytom - in Silesia, Poland.
      Certainly has a most interesting history and is large - 2 million persons!
      Your blog is certainly helping me with historical facts of great and fascinating interest.
      I hope others do some extra googling research??????
      Thanks
      Colin

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    3. Colin you are welcome. I live the biggest conurbation in Europe

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  3. A lovely lot of plants have gone into making the shape of the lion. Looks good.

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    1. I admire it every day... fantastic animal

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  4. That is an amazing bit of gardening to create the wonderful lion. Awesome symbol of the city. I can't even imagine dating back into the 1100s.

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    1. On Monday I am going to upload the basket of flower...

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  5. That's an amazing looking topiary, Gosia.

    I just returned from Pennsylvania where we met our new adorable grandson. I can't believe our son is a father.

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