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Different type of statue of a lion. I wonder why a sleeping one was chosen?
sleeping lion symbolizes residents of Bytom who lost their life during War between France and Germany in 1871..
GosiaIs the "Sleeping Lion" a symbol just of Bytom or is the lion a symbolfor the whole of Poland?It is hard to really associate Lions with European cities, but theydo appear in many of them. Rome seems to have lion statues everywhereand I have seen lions in German cities also.Your blog is most informative on Polish history, culture and customs - excellentlyportrayed by you. Well done.CheersColin (Brisbane. Australia)PS: Hope you were able to access Polish history associated with Australia onthe link?
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
Like so many squares in Europe, yours look good and the lion sleeps soundly. Have you heard the song 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'?
Andrew I ghaven't heard it before but I have hearsd today - definitely nice
Nice statue of a sleeping lion! I wonder if there is a story behind the sleeping lion?
Nancy i wrote about it above.