Poznan is the city with rich cultural and historical heritage. The great number of stories and legends are connected with every square and building of the city, one of the notable monuments of architecture is the building of Biblioteka Raczynskich. Famous Italian architect worked with project of this building, and Louvre became example for this building. This classic building with columns looks very impressive, also it is better to note that this age-old library became the first public establishment of the city, all the people can use it.
Opposite the library there is the interesting sculpture with image of Hygeia the Greek goddess of health. This sculpture was placed on the pedestal in 1971; this pedestal keeps the interesting story. It was placed in one of the nearest alleys in 1841. Edward Rachinsky was the initiator of monument’s unveiling, whose donations had helped people to build the first water pipe in the city. Earl dedicated the monument to its unveiling and decorated plinth with his pendant; today only a few local habitants know the truly monument’s history.
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