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AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #61
BB is pretty easy to get along with. ­čÖé.

More Wrocław.









Alien 18 | 4,845
23 Dec 2023 #62
Although these photos do not lie, Poland is not as beautiful as it might seem just from these photos. In fact, Poland is still very underinvested in terms of infrastructure.Just leave the beautiful new highway to avoid the traffic jam and you immediately realize how much improvement there is to make in Poland.
OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #63
Especially for you, Alien...

Gone fishing: 2018

protest

Local inhabitants of Sławno District stage a protest against the state of Cisowo-Kopań district road.
Feniks
23 Dec 2023 #64
No, this is a nurse.

" Dr. Zbigniew Religa anxiously watches a screen to see how his patient responds after a heart transplant. In the lower right corner, you can see one of his colleagues who helped him with the surgery fallen asleep."

rarehistoricalphotos.com/zbigniew-religa-story-1987/
Alien 18 | 4,845
23 Dec 2023 #65
@Feniks
Thanks for the info.
pawian 222 | 23,766
23 Dec 2023 #66
He probably fell asleep from exhaustion.

Of course but that`s not what I was asking about. I even warned not to provide such simple answers.
I asked: why is he sleeping in the corner of the room?

No, this is a nurse.

No, Polish nurses have dignity and don`t sleep like that.
Feniks
23 Dec 2023 #67
why is he sleeping in the corner of the room?

Because he might still have been needed if things didn't go according to plan and there was an emergency?

I've just read this though concerning that photo, have you seen it?

gazetaprawna.pl/wiadomosci/artykuly/1072183,prof-zembala-tadeusz-zytkiewicz-byl-najdluzej-zyjacym-pacjentem-z-przeszczepionym-sercem.html
pawian 222 | 23,766
23 Dec 2023 #68
Because he might still have been needed if things didn't go according to plan and there was an emergency?

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):)

I've just read this

No, I don`t want to read those stories anymore. I read one article which proved that ALL those males who survived the heart transplant operation felt like newborn and decided to change their lives completely. That meant the change of the partner primarily - they all dropped their old but loving wives who had supported them during times of trouble.

Fekking bastards those males are.
Women, remember - when your hubby has a heart transplant and survives it, he will find himself a new partner to start a new life.
Feniks
23 Dec 2023 #69
I don`t want to read those stories

This story says that the guy in the National Geographic photo was NOT Tadeusz ┼╗ytkiewicz. It was confirmed by Prof Zambala, director of the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze.

"By┼éy rzeczywi┼Ťcie swego czasu pewne kontrowersje co do tego, kto jest na tym zdj─Öciu. Dlatego wraz z zespo┼éem przeanalizowali┼Ťmy to zdj─Öcie, plan operacyjny i mog─Ö jednoznacznie powiedzie─ç, ┼╝e to nie pan ┼╗ytkiewicz jest na fotografii. Widoczny na niej pacjent nie ┼╝yje. Pan ┼╗ytkiewicz by┼é operowany w sali obok dwie godziny p├│┼║niej" - powiedzia┼é PAP prof. Zembala.
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 11,844
23 Dec 2023 #70
Colour Me Beautiful: 1909

I adore these old photos....a window into another time, another world.....so rare!

But they make me melancholic too...all dead and gone now...

breslauers and danzigers always get on legendarily well

*thinks back on the epic Kopernikus-war on PF*

Hach ja....these good, old times! :):):)

More Wrocław

They rebuild it wonderfully....
Alien 18 | 4,845
23 Dec 2023 #71
Widoczny na niej pacjent nie ┼╝yje.

Which would confirm the Aliens theory, which was also created after analyzing this photo.
OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #72
Words, words, words...: 2022

Biblioteka Narodowa

On its 275th anniversary, the National Library in Warsaw opened six new reading rooms, each with a charming copper ceiling to provide healthy and relaxing reading conditions for everyone.
OP Torq 5 | 667
23 Dec 2023 #73
Godzina 5... minut 30... kiedy pobudka zaaagrałaaa: 2023

Rezerwa

2022-2023 period saw the largest number of reservists being called for military training since the dissolution of Warsaw Pact, as well as the increase in numbers of territorial defence and (re)introduction of voluntary military service (28-day basic training + 11 months of specialist training).
Feniks
23 Dec 2023 #74
Which would confirm the Aliens theory,

Yes it would!! You were right all along. I don't think that stubborn Pawian will read my link though, he thinks the story is about something different.
pawian 222 | 23,766
23 Dec 2023 #75
I don't think that stubborn Pawian will read my link though

What link??? What pawian?? What stubborn??? :)_:):)

I wrote I had already read such stories and don`t want anymore coz they are sad, in fact. Why do you want to torture me with stories of male azholes who paid their nearest and dearest with black ingratitude? Fekk them, not read stories about them!
AntV 5 | 586
23 Dec 2023 #76
charming copper ceiling to provide healthy and relaxing reading conditions for everyone

Looks like a very warm and elegant space.
Feniks
23 Dec 2023 #77
Why do you want to torture me with stories of male azholes who paid their nearest and dearest with black ingratitude?

The story is not about anything like that! The guy in the National Geographic pic is NOT Tadeusz ┼╗ytkiewicz and he is DEAD. Alien was right :)

"By┼éy rzeczywi┼Ťcie swego czasu pewne kontrowersje co do tego, kto jest na tym zdj─Öciu. Dlatego wraz z zespo┼éem przeanalizowali┼Ťmy to zdj─Öcie, plan operacyjny i mog─Ö jednoznacznie powiedzie─ç, ┼╝e to nie pan ┼╗ytkiewicz jest na fotografii. Widoczny na niej pacjent nie ┼╝yje. Pan ┼╗ytkiewicz by┼é operowany w sali obok dwie godziny p├│┼║niej" - powiedzia┼é PAP prof. Zembala.
pawian 222 | 23,766
23 Dec 2023 #78
The guy in the National Geographic pic is NOT Tadeusz ┼╗ytkiewicz and he is DEAD.

But I don `t care who he is or was and if he is dead or alive and if he is wanted or not. I just don`t want to read any stories about those azholes.
OP Torq 5 | 667
24 Dec 2023 #79
Beautiful Helena: 1938

Lovely Helena

Which of the two lovely ladies preparing to travel on this rapid (140 km per hour in 1938!) passenger train was called Helena? The answer is neither. Pi─Ökna Helena (Beautiful Helena) was the name of the aerodynamic steam engine that pulled this train (it received golden medal at Paris Exposition of Technique and Arts in 1937).

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pm36#/media/Plik:Parow%C3%B3z_z_otulin%C4%85_aerodynamiczn%C4%85_serii_Pm36.jpg
OP Torq 5 | 667
24 Dec 2023 #80
Christmas Eve: 1904

Fina Arts School

Christmas Eve celebrated in Warsaw's Fine Arts Academy. Professor Konrad Krzy┼╝anowski and his student (who will later surpass the master) Witold Pruszkowski, among others, are looking at us from this charming old photo.
OP Torq 5 | 667
24 Dec 2023 #81
Calm Before the Storm: 1914

Tatra Mountains 1914

Group of tourists enjoying their summer holidays in Tatra Mountains (Morskie Oko).
OP Torq 5 | 667
24 Dec 2023 #82
Sad Christmas: 1939

Cracow, 1939

It was a sad Christmas in Cracow that year but people tried not to lose hope. In the photo we see krakowianie purchasing Christmas trees in the Main Square.
Alien 18 | 4,845
24 Dec 2023 #83
Sad Christmas: 1939

There are no Germans in sight.
OP Torq 5 | 667
25 Dec 2023 #84
Christmas Fair in Wrocław: 2023

Jarmark ┼Üwi─ůteczny, Wroc┼éaw

Nowhere near the magic of Gdańsk Christmas Fair, of course, but still worth visiting if you happen to be in the Lower Silesia.
OP Torq 5 | 667
25 Dec 2023 #85
Candles for the Fallen: 2014

Red Army Soldier

Still in Lower Silesia. For many years the monument stood at Bankowa Street in Jelenia G├│ra. The city authorities resisted the pressure to raze the statue, and instead moved it to the cemetery, where people light candles under it to this very day.
Alien 18 | 4,845
25 Dec 2023 #86
people light candles under it to this very day.

I hope it's a Polish soldier.
OP Torq 5 | 667
25 Dec 2023 #87
hope it's a Polish soldier

It is a Soviet soldier from the old Monument of Gratitude to the Red Army. It used to stand in Jelenia G├│ra's city centre, and was quite popular in communist times (below a photo taken in 1982)...

Bankowa 1982

... after the fall of Eastern Bloc some scoundrels wanted to raze the statue of the soldier together with the monument but the people protested and local authorities (very wisely!) preferred to listen to their people instead of hints from Warsaw, and instead of razing it they moved it to the cemetery where every year on All Saints' Day people light candles and pray under it for the souls of fallen soldiers.

Apparently normal people have more common sense than politicians and internet haters. Go figure. :)
pawian 222 | 23,766
25 Dec 2023 #88
It is a Soviet soldier

This reminds me other moments of Polish history.

German soldiers taking photos in the Main Square in occupied Krakow in 1940. In the background- famous St Mary`s Cathedral.

Photo 2 - German troops march into the Wawel Castle

PS. Nazis believed Krakow was a German city coz there used to be a lot German settlers in the Middle Ages.





OP Torq 5 | 667
26 Dec 2023 #89
đöđż Đüđ▓đŞđ┤đ░đŻđŞĐĆ, đ┤ĐÇĐâđĚĐîĐĆ: 1993

1993

Over 30 years ago the last echelon of Soviet troops left Poland. In this historic photo we can see the boys of 6th Vitebsk-Novgorod Guards Division waving us goodbye as their train rolls towards Tver, where their new headquarters were to be located. The withdrawal was peaceful and agreed upon already in 1989 when the first non-communist government took power in Poland.
OP Torq 5 | 667
26 Dec 2023 #90
Welcome, friends: 2014

2014

Polish 6th Airborne Brigade paratroopers march together with their allies from 173rd US Airborne Brigade who arrived at Swidwin air base for joint exercise with one of their sister units.


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