Tuesday, August 22, 2017
My daughter and I spent the first few days of our vacation in Warsaw, Poland which is where I took these photos showing a statue of the famous Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin who was born in Warsaw. It is located in Royal Łazienki Park and shows a seated Chopin with a stylized willow over his head which was meant to echo a pianist's hand and fingers. The statue was designed in 1907 by Wacław Szymanowski and was supposed to have been erected in 1910 on the 100th anniversary of Chopin's birth. Controversy over the design and then World War I delayed it until 1926. Like much of the city of Warsaw, the statue was blown up by occupying Germans during World War II. Fortunately the original mould for the statue survived the war and a duplicate was able to be recast and placed at the original site in 1958.
Linking to Our World Tuesday.