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Alien 18 | 4,845
21 Dec 2023 #31
A tired nurse stands at one of her patients bed in Warsaw Children Hospital

There is nothing worse than sick children.
OP Torq 5 | 667
21 Dec 2023 #32
I agree. Every time one of my kids gets sick, I would rather be three times more ill myself than look at them suffering.
OP Torq 5 | 667
21 Dec 2023 #33
No lovelier city: 2010

Royal Chapel

Royal Chapel (view from the northern side), the sole surviving example of a Baroque temple in the Main Town area of Gdańsk.
OP Torq 5 | 667
21 Dec 2023 #34
Vedi Danzica e poi muori: 2023

Gdańsk

... but before you die, make sure to visit the Christmas Fair. :)
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #35
Accipite, et comedite, hoc est corpus meum: 2022

Boże Ciało

Girls spreading flower petals ahead of a Corpus Christi procession in Olsztyn.
Crnogorac3 4 | 820
22 Dec 2023 #36
Thanks! :)

In case you enjoyed the Balkan Spy here is another cult classic of Yugoslav cinema by the same film director. The timing of the film is April 1941, just before the German bombing of Yugoslavia in WWII begins.

youtu.be/ZwozSLas8DM

Ko to tamo peva (Who's Singin' Over There) (1980)
pawian 222 | 23,768
22 Dec 2023 #37
just before the German bombing of Yugoslavia in WWII begins.

OUT OF PLACE, OUT OF TIME.
Crnogorac3 4 | 820
22 Dec 2023 #38
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavle_Vuisi%C4%87

Orson Welles stated that according to him Pavle Vuisić (one of the lead characters in the film) is the best actor in the world.
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #40
Thanks, Crno. I actually watched Kto to tam peva many years ago, on a recommendation from a certain Natasa from Belgrade. :)
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #41
Pała gumowa, orzeł żelazny - zabiłeś dziecko, jesteś odważny: 1998

Słupsk

Hooligans in Słupsk go on a rampage in a 5-day riot when a policeman kills a 13-year-old supporter right after Czarni Słupsk - AZS Koszalin basketball game.

As usual, in the end the police wins...

1998

... but the riots remain legendary in the history of Polish sport, with 72 policeman wounded and 239 fans arrested.
pawian 222 | 23,768
22 Dec 2023 #42
here's a thread with historic photos from Poland;

Excellent idea. I haven`t posted yet coz you are doing a great job yourself.

But one commentary of yours brought back some memories in me:

A tired nurse stands at one of her patients bed in Warsaw Children Hospital

The famous photo of prof. Zbigniew Religa was taken by James L. Stanfield, a National Geographic photographer in 1987, in a clinic in Zabrze. He captured an extraordinary moment just after a dozen or so hours of heart transplant surgery.



pawian 222 | 23,768
22 Dec 2023 #43
He captured an extraordinary moment just after a dozen or so hours of heart transplant surgery.

If you look closely, there is a guy sleeping in the corner of the room. Why?
Yes, it is a riddle. :):):)

Hint: don`t reply he is sleeping coz he is tired. That is too simple.
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #44
The famous photo of prof. Zbigniew Religa

Thanks, Paw. Great photo! If more people post photos here, we might be able to create a very interesting visual resource for PF visitors and members. A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes.
Alien 18 | 4,845
22 Dec 2023 #45
after a dozen or so hours of heart transplant surgery.

This patient is probably dead.
pawian 222 | 23,768
22 Dec 2023 #46
dead.

Alien!!! You are also in the blue mood like dozen other posters today??? I thought you were fekking tougher than that! Come on, I have to borrow the fourth shoulder for myself from Torq to offer you for crying on.

f more people post photos here, we might be able to create a very interesting visual resource for PF visitors and members.

A great idea! But I wouldn`t count on it. Hey, don`t consider me a blues infected poster now. I only mean that most posters aren`t skilled in posting photos.

I have a better idea. When you post sth, I will comment on it with my own associations. Just like with Religa photo.
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #47
I have a better idea. When you post sth, I will comment on it with my own associations. Just like with Religa photo.

Excellent. *thumbs up*

Expect two new photos tomorrow in the morning.
Feniks
22 Dec 2023 #48
there is a guy sleeping in the corner of the room. Why?

That is one of Zbigniew Religa's colleagues who assisted in the 23 hour long operation. He probably fell asleep from exhaustion.

I only mean that most posters aren`t skilled in posting photos.

I was but can't post photos now. This is a thread I would definitely have contributed to. Very interesting :)
Alien 18 | 4,845
22 Dec 2023 #49
colleagues

No, this is a nurse.
OP Torq 5 | 667
22 Dec 2023 #50
Expect two new photos tomorrow in the morning.

Might as well post them now and get a bit more sleep tomorrow.

A friend in need... : 2022

Krab

Train loaded with AHS Krab 155mm howitzers rolls through eastern Poland towards Ukraine on a scorching hot day in July.

Checkmate: 2021

FIDE 2021 World Cup

Jan-Krzysztof Duda defeats Magnus Carlsen on his way to become the first Polish player to win the FIDE World Cup (in the final he beat Sergey Karjakin).
pawian 222 | 23,768
22 Dec 2023 #51
Girls spreading flower petals ahead of a Corpus Christi procession in Olsztyn.

What I have always admired and regretted on the Corpus Christi Day is the floral carpets for the procession.

Admired them for their initial beauty and regretted they get destroyed so brutally after being walked on.



AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #52
Gniezno Cathedral. The Cathedral of Polish Kings.



AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #53
A Polish wedding in Poznan taken by amateur photographer Zenon Kłobus.

The bride is wearing a crown of real roses. Is this common in Poland? Don't see it much here in America.



AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #54
The famous photo of prof. Zbigniew Religa

Photo reminds me a bit of Kieślowski's short film Szpital
OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #55
Wanted to get more sleep today, the conscience won't let me, so here's more photos...

In the Gryphon's nest: 2023

Ratusz miejski, Słupsk

Słupsk's neo-Gothic city hall stands proudly in the very centre of this old (city charter 1310) Hanseatic city.

Pomerania in general is truly awesome: medieval castles, lakes and hills of Kaszuby, hundreds of kilometers of sandy Baltic beaches, historic towns and ports, large and liberal modern cities right next to traditional Catholic-conservative Kashubian interior - Poland's pride and future.

województwo pomorskie

EDIT: Nice photos, Anti. *thumbs up*
OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #56
Hail Mary, Full of Grace: 2012

Mechowo

Traditional Marian shrine in a Kashubian village of Mechowo welcomes weary wanderers and invites them for a moment of rest and prayer.
AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #57
No lovelier city: 2010

It is a lovely city! When I visited, I didn't expect it to be as lovely as it is.
AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #58
Aula Leopoldina at the University of Wrocław.

A stunningly beautiful lecture hall for a beautiful city.



AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #59
The House of Stars.

Nicholas Copernicus' house in the charming medieval town of Toruń.



OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #60
Aula Leopoldina at the University of Wrocław

Aaaah, the good old royal Breslau/Wrocław.

Wait till BB sees it - he's PF's honorary wrocławianin/breslauer. That's why BB and I are such pals - breslauers and danzigers always get on legendarily well. :)


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