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“Random statue of Hendrix in the center of town”
Review of Laweczka Hendrixa

Laweczka Hendrixa
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The statue is in the center of town, right next to the Heroes of the Red Banners monument and really erected as a result of a loose connection to same. The story is sort of available on Polish Wikipedia but I will attempt to explain and expand here. Dabrowa Gornicza was an important political center for the socialist movement and the fight for working class rights at the turn of the 20th century, in particular 1905, when many demonstrations in support of workers took place. Fast forward to 1970 when the concrete monument honoring the heroes of the socialist movement was installed. At a certain point in the early 1990's or in any case after 1989, a decision was made to destroy the Heroes monument, with the spaces designated for the dynamite to do the job. Someone protested, however, spray painting some pro-Hendrix graffiti on the monument, which later became known around town as the "Hendrix meeting spot" as in, "See you at the Hendrix." Officials decided not to destroy the Heroes monument and, in time, decided to build this Hendrix statue and bench, installed in 2012. The bench is also dedicated to Kurt Cobain, as evidenced by the writing on the back. Polish Wikipedia notes that Lech Walesa, Chuck Norris and Elvis Presley look-alikes were in attendance at the unveiling.

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Reviewed 26 October 2014

It is worth to see. Hendrix is sitting on a gold bench near the 'red' monument in the city center. The most interesting thing about that is the story of that 'red' monument and memory about Hendrix. You can read this in wikipedia.

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