„Transition“ - Invisible Underground Passage

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Wroclaw, Poland

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'Transition“ - Invisible Underground Passage Aug 02, 2014
This cool monument consists of fourteen life-size bronze figures, depicting passers-by, ordinary people of all ages, crossing the street through a non-existent underground passage. On one side of the street they seem to sink into the pavement, on the other side they re-emerge.

Their dress and acessoires, old-fashioned and outdated, suggest that these are people from the communist era. There are workers of various professions, a young mother with her baby in a pram, an old woman walking with a cane, her handbag clutched tight, others are returning from the office or from grocery shopping.

The people depicted remain anonymous, the significance of the sculptures is not clear. On the one hand it is funny to see them disappearing in the gropund and reappearing on the opposite side, a fancy idea of the sculptor. On the other hand, the monument can also be interpreted more seriously, as symbolizing the transition and changes in Poland since the end of communism, or as referring to the era of the martial law in the 1980s when the opposition had to go 'underground'.

Location: intersection of ul. Swidnicka and Pilsudskiego, not far from the central station. Accessible any time.
Transition, first part
Transition, second part
As if there were invisible stairs …
Sinking in
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Great photos. I remember this monument quite well.
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