March 2, 2009

John Paul II on the market square

In todays's photo there is the monument of the Pope John Paul II. It is just next to the townhall.

The monument was bared 16 October 2005.

11 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

A bit original, the Pope as a dark figure against the bright building in the background. His friendly face is still there, though. Thanks for sharing.

Fio said...

No tak... Pomniki papieża to odrębny rozdział ;-)

Juergen Kuehn said...

This photo again promote my mind to visit Nowy Sacz one day.

JM said...

Great composition! The building is gorgeous!

Jacob said...

Interesting statue...the flowing robes give it a formative expression...but why is it next to the town hall?

m_m said...

I suppose it's because of that the authorities of the town wanted to choose the noblest and the most worthy place for the statue of the most distinguished Pole of our times.
I agree that this particular place is arguable:)

Jacob said...

Thanks for the info. I wondered because we're having some struggles with the church/state issue here. Actually, considering the fact he is, "the most distinguished Pole of our times," it is most appropriate from any point of view.

Tash said...

A most famous Pole - I like the statue & it's placement next to the townhall seems regal (hmmm, government, church, rulers). The other famous Pole that comes to mind is Lech Wałęsa.

Ken said...

One of Poland's greatest men.

Jackie said...

That is a good picture, and a fine statue. Is that a Christmas tree at the bottom, or is it just my old eyes playing up?!

m_m said...

No, it's not a Christmas tree, just ordinary tree:)