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Pomnik Małego Powstańca (A Boy Insurgent)
Walking along the reconstructed defensive walls, I found a statue of a small boy wearing a little too large a helmet and holding a gun in his hand. My eyes were glued to this child soldier awhile. In the Warsaw Uprising, even small children fought against Nazi Germany and lost their lives. Lots of flowers and candles were placed at the bottom of this Boy Insurgent.

And next to it, there was a monument to a woman holding her baby in her arms in wartime. (Oct. 2005)

 
Kamienne Schodki (Stone Steps)
Passing through the crowded Rynek Starego Miasta, the Old Town Marketplace, I reached a small, quiet thoroughfare that leads to the riverfront of the Vistula. I very much liked this charming street. It is the longest staircase in the Old Town and is said to have been used for carrying water from the Vistula River to the town centuries ago. The view up here from the top of Kamienne Schodki was really great.
(Oct. 2005)
 
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