Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Statues of Krakow

No, not the Ones of the Battle of Grunwald



Statue of Elvis in Nowa Huta




Smok the dragon who'll breathe fire if you text him




Dzok the dog. A modern Greyfriars Bobby. Dzok's owner had a heart attack and died while driving on a busy road in Krakow. Thereafter the faithful hound did not leave the spot on the pavement adjacent to where this happened. He was sustained and fed by a kindly old lady who lived nearby. The kindly old lady died and Dzok was removed by public subscription to a Dog's Home. On the first night he jumped out of the window and was run down by a train.

I've been thinking that a series of eccentric statues in Drumsleet might prove a useful cult tourist attraction. subjects anyone?

17 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

That dog's going to give me nightmares! I like the idea of statues of local heroes, or just random statues and a note to say who they are there for...whenever I visit your blog I think of something to say and then think it would be a good idea to write about, so I say something else, really daft, instead! apologies - I meant to say something useful, truly!

Dave King said...

Delightful blog. Superb images. Very enjoyable visit.

the broken down barman said...

how about a tribute to the brave men of that fateful expidition to traverse the southern upland way with 14 bottles of whisky and a two man tent. It would be great to be able to remember the 75th viscount of clatteringshaws and the midnight rambler is true style

hope said...

How's the Peter Pan garden coming along? They could add a pond with Capt. Hook and an alligator. :)

shug said...

Cheers
Rachel, what can you say that's useful about the sad tale of Dzok the Dog? Glad you're getting inspired though

Dave- thanks for that, it's very kind of you

bdb-God you're right. Even now terrible atrocities will be going on on a wet and distant moorland

hope- you're not taking this heritage thang nearly seriously enough. Actually they used to have the pirate ship, the alligator and 2 cannons in a park in the town. We used to sit on the poop deck and drink sherry.

mapstew said...

Well I suppose it's better than sitting on the sherry deck and....

:¬)

Nice pics.

Titus said...

Did Elvis go to Nowa Huta?

Anyway, our thoughts;

1. Burns getting mugged outside the Volunteer Arms.

2. Any poet getting mugged inside the Volunteer Arms.

3. Small antelope arcing gracefully over a waterfall.

4. Small, charming Border Terrier chasing child, plasterer or somesuch.

5. Ansell in a wheelbarrow.

6. Headless Horseman (saves on bronze).

7. Floral Clock of head of Andy Goldsworthy.

Actually, we've got hundreds. I'll stop boring you now.

hope said...

I shouldn't type when tired. I know damn well that "Peter Pan" featured a ticking CROCODILE! Sigh. But living in the south, you only see alligators.

How about a huge kilt of many colors, to represent all the clans? [And you know some tourist will try to look under it....]

Eryl Shields said...

That statue of Elvis is awesome. Sorry, no suggestions, though I keep thinking of Scotch pies.

Frances said...

A statue of a Scotch Pie? Well, that sounds interesting.

the broken down barman said...

im going along the same lines as titus. they should have a statue of someone with a traffic cone on their heid, save someone climbing up and putting one on when they are drunk.

the broken down barman said...

im going along the same lines as titus. they should have a statue of someone with a traffic cone on their heid, save someone climbing up and putting one on when they are drunk.

the broken down barman said...

spot the difference

Colin Will said...

Wile E Coyote freewheeling in mid-air, just before he falls to the canyon floor. He has a very conflicted expression.

Old Mortality said...

Devotees of the Bard of Penpont should be aware that the Oxfam Bookshop on South Clerk Street in Edinburgh has come into possession of about a hundred copies of issue 3 of "Is it Dan - Is it Dan", a literary 'zine from the early 1980s publishing the work of the Scottish School of Contemporary Writers. Early and otherwise unpublished gems from the pen of the Shug feller are to be found within its pages...

shug said...

help ma boab. Next time they'll be selling the videos of the launch at...the beehive? Am i right? I'm sure I've got the offending tape somewhere.

vinnie said...

how about a statue of Brent Hodgson?