Adam Mickiewicz Statue

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Krakow, Poland
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz looking at Kościół Mariacki
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz statue base
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz statue base
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz statue - November 15, 2007
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - me in front of the Mickiewicz statue - November 15, 2007
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz statue
Adam Mickiewicz Statue - Mickiewicz statue

Adam Mickiewicz Statue Krakow Reviews

festerwretch festerwr…
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Litwo! Ojczyzno moja! Mar 06, 2008
The statue of Adam Mickiewicz on the main market square of Krakow, is a very common meeting place for people (along with the Mitoraj sideways head or Kościół Mariacki) also a common place for people to sit & rest, despite its being chained off.

Mickiewicz is often considered the greatest Polish Romantic poet of the 19th century. He has also been held as the second greatest Slavic poet (behind Pushkin of course).

“Litwo! Ojczyzno moja! ty jesteś jak zdrowie;

Ile cię trzeba cenić, ten tylko się dowie, Kto cię stracił.”

- from his epic poem 'Pan Tadeusz'... considered the Polish National poem. However note the first word “Litwo” which means Lithuania (or at least the vocative case for the word Lithuania - so something like “O, Lithuania!”). Of course Poland was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth back when 'Pan Tadeusz' was written, so it’s not quite as ironic as one would think.
Mickiewicz looking at Kościół M…
Mickiewicz statue
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frogas says:
he is kaunas poet! lithuanian! i think lithuanians should make a project, come and take mickievic aka mickevičius back to litwo, ojczyzno moja!
:D:D:D
Posted on: May 27, 2008
Aquedita says:
Zapraszamy do Poznania! :)
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008
festerwretch says:
True, true... Lech is my favorite Polish beer! I definitely would like to visit Poznan soon!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2008
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