Tightrope Walker - sculpture

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Tightrope Walker - sculpture

Tightrope Walker - sculpture
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Agata W
Warsaw, Poland390 contributions
Nov 2021
One of the most famous attractions in Bydgoszcz, possible to see from various perspectives (bridge, both river sides), always looking interesting, no matter what weather. Preferably to see during the daylight.
Written November 28, 2021
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,224 contributions
Nov 2020
Man crossing the river - it's the official name. Sculpture was unveiled on the 1st of May 2004 to commemorate the Polish entry into the European Union. The sculpture is placed on the ropes stretched between the banks of the Brda river - the center of gravity was shifted below the rope. Thanks to this, it maintains a balance.
Written October 31, 2021
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Milan A
2 contributions
Sep 2021
A cool idea and generally worth seeing this sculpture. I always take my friends to it. They always love it
Written September 6, 2021
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,319 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
It is probably the most visited and photographed place in Bydgoszcz. The ‘tightrope walker’, also known as the ‘man crossing the river’ (Przechodzący przez rzekę) is a sculpture of a naked man holding a pole and two arrows while balancing on a wire. It stretches across the Brda River by the city centre and was created by Jerzy Kędziora. It was unveiled on May 1, 2004, the famous day when Poland joined the European Union and is designed so that its centre of gravity is below the wire, which gives it its balance. Definetely it is one of the city’s iconic points of interest.
Written May 16, 2021
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Neil M
Crawley, UK301 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
What can I say about a sculpture on a tightrope?? Err-Umm not a lot!! When I saw him he was supporting a natty red & white jumper!
Its suspended across the river but isn't actually attached to the wire and is just balanced on it.
Written October 7, 2020
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
Sep 2019
Quite amazing, how it balances just above the river for so many years. Unveiled on 1 may 2004, on the day Poland joined the EU - and this is to commmorate that fact, like Poles finally crossed the river, or least it seemed.... Best view from Jerzy Sulima-Kamiński bridge - that way you got all heritage buildings on Brda river embankment in the background. This sculpture is close associated with another sculpture in Bydgoszcz - Łuczniczka (te Archer woman) - both got same roman style shoes (Łuczniczka wears them, while Przechodzący got them on his shoulder), and the Walker carries an arrow, possibly released by Łuczniczka. The sculpture is right in the town centre - bridge opened for motorised trafic, so be careful. Car park just to the north of the bridge.
Written April 20, 2020
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rnjnm
48 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We loved the uniqueness of this sculptor and its reasons for being there, its well worth a visit while in bydgoszoz
Written February 22, 2020
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Pix5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates197 contributions
Dec 2019
From the beautiful Christmas marked you get to see this sculpture. It is not big but it looks pretty in the winter coldness.
Written December 26, 2019
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Greg S
Adelaide, Australia1,229 contributions
May 2018
Synonymous with Bydgoszcz. Located v centrally and very easy to find.
Many other attractions are nearby....including the museum.
The sculpture floating above the River Brda is the “Man Crossing the River”, a tightrope walker smoothly balancing on the rope, who commemorates the day Poland joined the European Union in 2004 (designed by Jerzy Kędziora)
Written November 28, 2019
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,718 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The Tightrope Walker sculpture is an iconic sight which is suspended over Brda River close to The Granaries near the Old Town. The sculpture was created to recognise the day Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and was designed by Jerzy Kędziora. It is one of the many sights to be seen in Bydgoszcz.
Written October 26, 2019
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