The figurine of Filuś
Filuś is a small, cast-in bronze small mutt, sitting in the north-east corner of the Old Town Square. It is waiting there for his master, it is holding a bowler hat in its mouth and watching the umbrella which is leaning against the lantern.
It is not difficult to notice that the friendly dog is a companion of the famous professor Filutek, the character of the funny drawing stories. They were published during the gloomy days of Polish People’s Republic in the popular Cracow cultural weekly magazine ‘Przekrój’ which has been published continuously since 1948. The creator of the character was Zbigniew Lengren, who died in 2003, an illustrator and caricaturist who lived in Toruń in his youth and studied at the university there.