Warsaw – Remnants of Sigismund’s Column

Located by the Royal Castle are two segments of former pieces of Sigismund’s Column, with the more modern replacement today being one of Warsaw’s landmarks.

This is the current Sigismund’s Column, which was first constructed in 1644, with this one being completed in 1949.

There are two pieces of column, this section stood between 1644 and 1887 when it was replaced by new granite.

The end of the 1644 to 1887 column.

This section (which is also the section in the main photo) dates from 1887 and it stood until 1944, when the Germans blew up the column and destroyed it. I’m pleased that these sections survive, they tell a story of their own about the history of the column and give it extra resonance.