Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The first day of autumn in my city

23rd September 2015
Today I was in the city centre on the market square. I took photo of the sleeping lion of my city

It is very impressive


  1. Different type of statue of a lion.
    I wonder why a sleeping one was chosen?

    1. sleeping lion symbolizes residents of Bytom who lost their life during War between France and Germany in 1871..

  2. Gosia
    Is the "Sleeping Lion" a symbol just of Bytom or is the lion a symbol
    for the whole of Poland?
    It is hard to really associate Lions with European cities, but they
    do appear in many of them. Rome seems to have lion statues everywhere
    and I have seen lions in German cities also.
    Your blog is most informative on Polish history, culture and customs - excellently
    portrayed by you. Well done.
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    PS: Hope you were able to access Polish history associated with Australia on
    the link?

    1. Colin the lion was made in Berlin in 1873 . And it commemorates brave citizens of Bytom who sacrifice their life for Germany because at that time it was Germany ... hard times

  3. Like so many squares in Europe, yours look good and the lion sleeps soundly. Have you heard the song 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'?

    1. Andrew I ghaven't heard it before but I have hearsd today - definitely nice

  4. Nice statue of a sleeping lion! I wonder if there is a story behind the sleeping lion?