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Today I went to Lazienki Park (Royal Baths) in Warsaw to make some winter shots. I missed the winter and complained that there was no snow, now we have too much :). I go to Lazienki quite often and then I post photos, difficult to find something new. Maybe you will find this funny.

From Wikipedia about the sculpture: The Dying Gaul (in Italian: Galata Morente) is an ancient Roman marble copy of a lost Hellenistic sculpture thought to have been executed in bronze. It may have been commissioned some time between 230 and 220 BC by Attalus I of Pergamon to celebrate his victory over the Galatians (Gauls of Anatolia).The statue depicts a wounded, slumping Celt with remarkable realism and pathos, particularly as regards the face, and may have originally been painted. A bleeding sword puncture is visible in his lower right chest. The figure is represented as a Celtic warrior with characteristic hairstyle and moustache and is nude save for a neck torc. He lies on his fallen shield while his sword, belt, and a curved trumpet lie beside him. The sword hilt bears a lion head.The Roman historian Livy recorded that the Celts of Asia Minor fought naked and their wounds were plain to see on the whiteness of their bodies.[7] The Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus regarded this as a foolish tactic: "Our enemies fight naked. What injury could their long hair, their fierce looks, their clashing arms do us? These are mere symbols of barbarian boastfulness. Copies of the famous statue (itself a copy) can be seen in the Museum of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University, Leinster House in Dublin Ireland, as well as in Berlin, Prague, Stockholm, Versailles, Warsaw (Royal Baths Park). In the United States, copies are at the Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma, Washington, at the Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island, and at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. The Royal Academy in London had one such copy, now at the Courtauld Gallery in London.
Two other photo from the park in Workshops. For Iain who was interested in views of snow in Warsaw.

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