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Coats of arms of Polish cities


pawian 176 | 14,299
8 Sep 2012 #1
A new topic!

It came to my mind while reading the legend of Warsaw mermaid to my children during evening reading session.

Krakow`s:

Warsaw`s:

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Warsaw`s is exciting while Krakow`s is conservative.

They both well represent both cities` atmosphere.

£ódź = Boat

Gdańsk, Poland.
Zibi - | 336
9 Sep 2012 #2
I love the Gdansk coats of arms.... my hometown btw. I think it was king Kaz. Jag. way back when who adorned it with a crown!!!
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
9 Sep 2012 #3
Yes.

Do not hold a grudge against me, but I prefer Gdynia`s coat. I just love fish. Sorry.

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4 eigner 2 | 831
9 Sep 2012 #4
I think it was king Kaz. Jag. way back when who adorned it with a crown!!

yes, the crown was added during the time of the union with Poland back then.
Zibi - | 336
9 Sep 2012 #5
Not at all. I love śledzie of (and from) Gdynia... especially as I live in wawa now :-). A nice COA indeed and a recently designed one too :)
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
9 Sep 2012 #6
Good! I always keep two or three jars of herring in my fridge, just in case. :):):)
Zibi - | 336
9 Sep 2012 #7
fried herring and then marinated in vinegar with onions..... hmm..... where is the nearest store to buy them? :)
boletus 30 | 1,366
9 Sep 2012 #8
fried herring and then marinated in vinegar with onions

In Poznań there is the term "zielone śledzie" (green herrings). Originally in vinegar sauce, nowadays anything you want: salsa, tomato, etc. Basically: first fried, then marinated.
Zibi - | 336
9 Sep 2012 #9
Basically: first fried, then marinated

Yep.... the rule holds.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
9 Sep 2012 #10
In Poznań

Its coat is as dull as Krakow`s: :):):):)

Poznan Poland

there is the term "zielone śledzie" (green herrings

yummy!
sobieski 107 | 2,128
10 Sep 2012 #11
I always thought Warsaw's is a bit cheeky :)
boletus 30 | 1,366
10 Sep 2012 #12
Yes, but only on Pawian's rendition.

Its coat is as dull as Krakow`s

Yes, they were thinking hard how to represent the motto "nie kijem go, to pałką"; meaning - "inaczej, w inny sposób, ale z tym samym skutkiem". In English: If not (hit him) with a stick, then with a bludgeon"; or "in other way, but with the same effect".

So, they they came up with the key and with the sword, and hence with saints Peter and Paul.

[There is not a single seed of truth in it, but it sounds nicely, doesn't it?]









boletus 30 | 1,366
10 Sep 2012 #13
Krynica Zdrój.
That's the manly image. :-)



Lenka 3 | 2,552
10 Sep 2012 #15
Acording to the legend for a long time there was only half of the eagle in the coat but then our ruler went to Opava.When he was coming home his carriage's wheel broke and one servant put half of the wheel beside the coat.Mieszko Plątonogi decided that it was very good combination and that's how it was created.


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sobieski 107 | 2,128
10 Sep 2012 #16
How do I copy images to the forum?
Lenka 3 | 2,552
10 Sep 2012 #17
Above Polish letters you have "attach files".Use it.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
10 Sep 2012 #18
sobieski: I always thought Warsaw's is a bit cheeky :)
Yes, but only on Pawian's rendition.

Not Pawian`s but Warsaw`s official rendition! :)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw

Krynica Zdrój.
That's the manly image. :-)

Wow, really? A jug with healthy water? :)
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
11 Sep 2012 #19
My old hometown Stalowa Wola



Rudy5 13 | 36
11 Sep 2012 #20
Nałęczów, do you guys know what the coat of arms mean?



sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Sep 2012 #21
Ciechocinek. Lovely spa town, but the coat of arms could have been more inspiring :)



sofijufka 2 | 191
11 Sep 2012 #22
Nałęczów, do you guys know what the coat of arms mean?

the red ones is Nałęcz, coat of arms ofStanisław Małachowski, the blue one - Pilawa [coat of arms of his wife]
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
11 Sep 2012 #23
My old hometown Stalowa Wola

I see a cog. But what is this taller object? It isn`t only a stylized W.

Ciechocinek. Lovely spa town, but the coat of arms could have been more inspiring :)

Wow! I am looking at it and cannot guess what it represents!

A sanatorium building?

Help!
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Sep 2012 #24
Wow! I am looking at it and cannot guess what it represents!

It represents a saline graduation tower. .Ciechochinek is unique in the world min this matter.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciechocinek
boletus 30 | 1,366
11 Sep 2012 #25
This is the biggest one in Poland, made of three walls of the total length of 1741 m and the height of 15m. Built in 19th c.

There is also a much smaller one in Inowrocław: 300m x 9m. Built in 2001
And finally there is a tiny one in Grudziądz: in a form of a sigle 9 m pillar under a glass pyramidal roof.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Sep 2012 #26
In Konstąncin there is also one. But I still do not understand how it works.
Something to do with vaporizing the saline water from below and therefore creating a microclimate?
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
11 Sep 2012 #27
It represents a saline graduation tower. .

Fekk! What is saline graduation tower? I had to google:

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It represents a saline graduation tower. .Ciechochinek is unique in the world min this matter.

Yeap!

Ciechocinek is known for its unique[clarification needed] 'saline graduation towers'.[1] Experts have considered the local saline springs to be of extreme value and named the thermal spring no. 14 "a wonder of nature". The therapeutic qualities of these springs are directed toward curing cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic, traumatic, rheumatic, nervous system and women's diseases.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
11 Sep 2012 #28
I still have no idea how it works,but for sure it is impressive :)
boletus 30 | 1,366
11 Sep 2012 #29
A brine is pumped from the underground source up to the top of the tower (actually more like a Great Chinese Wall) to special throughs. Next it is filtered along the walls constructed with big poles of oak, spruce and pine, and filled with blackthorn branches. Due to the wind and the sun action, the water evaporates on the blackthorn - creating a microclimate rich in iodine, sodium, chlorine, bromine for people to enjoy therapeutic inhalation there.

But it is also used during the multi-stage process of brine concentration from where it is pumped to the salt plant, where salt, mud and medicinal lye are produced.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
12 Sep 2012 #30
Lidzbark, Poland


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