Getting this photo took some perseverance. With all the selfie-shooters and the “I was there” poseurs (the most popular shot was someone’s goofy head sticking out an eye socket), I had to patiently wait my turn.
We’re back in Krakow’s Market Square, and the juxtaposition of this modern sculpture and the 13th Century clock tower provided an interesting contrast of color, texture, and lines.
The sculpture, affectionately dubbed – you guessed it: “The Head,” is officially and more romantically named, Eros Bendato or Eros Bound. It was created by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj, and this large, hollow noggin certainly adds a modern touch to a square lined with lovely medieval buildings.
The 13th Century clock tower has a secret that I didn’t notice when I visited, and also can’t detect in the photo – it leans 22 inches. A storm in 1703 knocked it almost 2 feet out of kilter. Now that must have been stormageddon!
James & Terri