Dwarf Golebnik (Birdman) resting for a while on the window sill of the City Hall.

Received my first postcard from Poland, courtesy of Joanna, who is a mom and teacher from Wroclaw. The postcard showcases one of the numerous local dwarfs found throughout her hometown. I was curious about their significance and learned that these dwarfs have a fascinating history. In the 80s, they were part of a local underground protest movement, particularly connected to the Orange Alternative movement in 1982. During that time, these dwarfs with amusing hats and cheerful expressions were used as graffiti to cover up anti-Communist slogans.