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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Imagine Poland, The Solidarity Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers, Gdansk

Photographing the Solidarity Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers was one of our major projects while visiting Gdansk. Our apartment was in the centre of Gdansk and only a twenty minute walk from the monument.

The monument which was unveiled December 16th 1980 honours the people who died when the shipyard workers strike in 1970 was suppressed by the government. Its location is next to gate 2 of the Gdansk Shipyards.

Solidarity Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers 
Plaques in front of the Monument
In front of the monument  are five plaques, each in a different language, the one in English reads

Memorial of the Fallen Shipyard Workers 1970 A token of the everlasting remembrance of the slaughter victims. A warning to rulers that no social conflict in our country can be resolved by force a sign of hope for fellow-citizens that evil need not prevail.

Father Jerzy Popieluszco
Around the perimeter can be found further memorials and plaques  amongst them one dedicated to Father Jerzy Popieluszco, Roman Catholic Priest, a champion of the banned trade union Solidarity, kidnapped and murdered 1984 and beautified in 2010. 

All our photographs of  The Solidarity Monument to Shipyard workers can be viewed at 

www.imaginepoland.com in the Exhibitions menu

Useful links about Solidarity and Gdansk

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Imagine Poland now on Facebook

At last we have a Facebook page, had to read the instructions several times but finally managed to produce it.
We hope it will keep everyone up to date with Imagine Poland plans and progress plus travel news related to Poland.

Please have a look and 'Like' to keep up to date.

'Facebook' Imagine Poland

On our main website have also added three more informative pages, 'Travel Info', 'Image Sales' and 'Travel Guides'


Tatra Mountains, Poland

Peter and Cecile, Imagine Poland