Who let the “Dwarves” out? At Wroclaw, Poland

At the corner of a street. On a window sill. Outside a hotel. Beside a restaurant. At the zoo. Near the university. Everywhere. Anywhere.

The “dwarves” of Wroclaw (approximately 1 foot tall) were difficult to spot at first, but once we got started on our mission, it was an “eye-opening” one, literally :).

 

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Outside an icecream shop. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Outside an icecream shop. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Outside an icecream shop. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

It took me a while to adjust my eyes to the right “visual frequency” but B mastered the art very quickly and would have willingly spent the entire weekend on his quest for these little people of Wroclaw. Junior had a gala time observing the figurines up close and personal and noting the details.

The origin of the dwarf statues dates back to 2001, when the first one came into existence as a symbol of the Orange Alternative movement in Poland. Over the years, the number and popularity of the statues has increased and they are found outside several establishments.

A map of the dwarves of Wroclaw is available; however, we preferred to take up the “challenge” of embarking on the trail of discovery without the map.

My favorite was the “sleeping dwarf” outside a hotel. B loved the “traveller dwarf”, while Junior was most amused by the dwarves outside an ATM.

A unique way to explore the Polish city of Wroclaw.

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Near the University. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

at an ATM. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

At an ATM. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

What's up, Doc? Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

What’s up, Doc? Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

A test of strength. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Traveller (with a camera and guidebook!). Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Who’s thirsty? Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Putting out the fire. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

That’s how small they are! Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Eat me! Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Eat me! (outside a restaurant) Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Can you spot him? Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Can you spot him? Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Prisoner dwarf. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Prisoner dwarf (old prison). Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Zzzzz... Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Zzzzz… (outside a hotel) Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Cleaning time! (at the zoo). Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

A gift for someone. Dwarves of Wroclaw, Poland

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