Warsaw is a city of many statues but a favorite of residents and visitors alike is a tribute to Poland’s beloved maestro. The art nouveau style monument to Frederic Chopin, composer and pianist, was originally erected in 1926. Designed by sculptor Waclaw Szymanowski, the statue was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. It was rebuilt in the late 1950s using a plaster cast of the original.
The Chopin Monument can be found in Lazienki Park next door to the Botanical Garden. It is a popular spot for concerts. Crowds gather to hear pianists performing his music on grand pianos set up next to the monument.
Chopin was born almost 200 years ago (1810) today. Bravo.