Photographer's Note

There is a large monument on Krakow's Market Square dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), a popular Polish Romantic poet. The poet is depicted as standing on a large pedestal, only the pedestal is shown on this picture. On its front, facing the famous St. Mary's Basilica, the inscription say 'To Adam Mickiewicz, the Nation', the Nation is represented by an allegorical Motherland figure. On the right side Science is represented by an old man teaching a boy. The allegorical figures on the other two sides are shown in the Workshop, they represent Courage (on the back) and Poetry (on the left side). All of them are beautiful artwork by Teodor Rygier. The monument was unveiled in 1998.

Workshop 1. Courage

Workshop 2. Poetry

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