The statue of the Lamp Man on Piotrkowska Street in Łódź, part of the open-air Gallery of Famous Łódź Citizens.
"Appearing in September 2007 Marcel Szytenchelm's latest creation is the rather curious figure of a bloke climbing a ladder to fit a bulb onto a streetlight. Weighing more than a tonne the monument was unveiled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the first electric streetlight to appear in the city. Replacing the old gas fired streetlamps Łódź's first electric light was once found on this very spot, right outside what was in those days regarded as the most exclusive shop in
town - the American 'Diamant Palace'." (Łódź In Your Pocket, May-August 2009).
• Added to the gallery on Aug 19, 2009
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