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OP pawian 176 | 14,299
11 Feb 2013 #31
please don't post pictures that already appear in other threads. thank you.

To whom is that addressed? And am I to have an encyclopedic knowledge of what pictures are in other threads?

Relax, it was to me. Yes, after you presented the film posters, I replied with another famous poster which has become legendary today.

But I forgot I had already posted it in another thread https://polishforums.com/history/poland-communism-fell-years-ago-led-35430/5/#msg723006
on 16 July, 2009.

My bad, I am really sorry if I hurt anyone but it is sometimes hard to remember all the pics you have shown in the forum since my registration at this account in 2008.

But I forgot I had already posted it in another thread
on 16 July, 2009.
My bad, I am really sorry if I hurt anyone but it is sometimes hard to remember all the pics you have shown in the forum since my registration at this account in 2008.

To stick to the rules, I am suspending my activity in this thread until I look through all my threads to refresh my memory about photos. See you in other threads! :):):)
jasondmzk
11 Feb 2013 #32
For shame, Pawian! Now, can we get back to the coolness?
For instance, whom among you recalls "Poland's James Dean", Marek Hłasko?

Actor. Poet. Bad boy.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
11 Feb 2013 #33
For instance, whom among you recalls "Poland's James Dean", Marek Hłasko?

I have a few volumes by Hłasko on the shelves right over my head. :):):):)
jasondmzk
11 Feb 2013 #34
There was never a doubt in my mind that that would be the case.
And what of A.A. Milne?

NOT the soldier bear

Picasso visits Wrocław in a Communist public relations tour-de-force.

And a good time was had by all...
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
12 Feb 2013 #35
Picasso visits Wrocław in a Communist public relations tour-de-force.

Picasso visits Warsaw and draws a mermaid on the wall in one of newly built flats.

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Do you know what happened to the drawing?
jasondmzk
12 Feb 2013 #36
Do you know what happened to the drawing?

I do, in fact. Washed away like so much metaphorical history. Here's a tenant's story:

...They took him to the still unfinished building. He liked it and went inside, asked for a ladder and took a black pencil from his pocket. He drew a mermaid . On the wall. Everyone was very happy and thanked him. And then they went away, and the mermaid stayed.
They assigned the flat to a railway worker. He looked around, and said that firstly it was inadequate and secondly he had small children, and she had bare breasts. So he didn't take it, and they called me. I didn't have any children or any points - the only thing I could have scored on was my activity in the food cooperative, but I wasn't even a member of it, so when they said there was a flat, I rushed over there.
They told me to sit down. You see - the director said - this isn't an ordinary apartment, it's one with a mermaid. Fine, I said. And you see, this apartment must be kept clean, because visitors might come by. I'll keep it clean, I promised; got the keys, opened the door...
My dear madam, what can I say?
It was a Picasso.

photo by Anatol Węcławski, Akt, c. 1930
jon357 66 | 16,960
12 Feb 2013 #37
A completely random snap from a Polish wedding album from Poland:

Less artistic, but at least we know that communism brought pleasure to some of the people in PL

But why 'turystyczny'?
jasondmzk
12 Feb 2013 #38
But why 'turystyczny'?

Because it's only a visitor that never stays for long?
Random Polish nerd humor:

The magic of puns.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
12 Feb 2013 #39
just wanted to say i'm really diggin this thread
that Picaso was cool But the "aparat do masaźu" turystyczny, no less, was the bomb! lol
jasondmzk
12 Feb 2013 #40
just wanted to say i'm really diggin this thread

I too, would rather attend a celebration than a battle.
A landmark store, recognized by many:

Especially grandmothers.
rybnik 18 | 1,462
12 Feb 2013 #41
A landmark store, recognized by many

used to do a lot of my shopping there back in the day :)
that and the Cepelia shops
jasondmzk
12 Feb 2013 #42
Two random pieces of anti-authoritarian graffiti.
Daring acts, not just vandalism:

Bravery in wet paint

As true today, perhaps, as it was then:

Do they mean FOX news?
Peter-KRK
12 Feb 2013 #43
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Street
(3xW)starwars.pl/ulica_kenobiego_eng.php

Grabowiec, a small town founded by Dutch settlers in 16th century, has since April 2005 been the place to visit for Star Wars fans from all over Poland. It was then that plates with the street name "ul. Obi-Wana Kenobiego" (Obi-Wan Kenobi's Street) were installed by the local authorities.

Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
12 Feb 2013 #44
sign

not much to say about it really


  • sign
jasondmzk
12 Feb 2013 #45
not much to say about it really

Not entirely true! The decision in 1975 to destroy the only remaining medieval mills still standing on Wyspa Słodowa after the siege of Wrocław in the WWII caused such public backlash, that it cost Mayor Mariana Czulińskiego his shot as governor, a position the Communist Party had long-groomed him for. He literally wrecked his own career.

A nearby footbridge:

Ostrow Tumski in background.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
13 Feb 2013 #46
To stick to the rules, I am suspending my activity in this thread until I look through all my threads to refresh my memory about photos. See you in other threads! :):):)

For shame, Pawian! Now, can we get back to the coolness?

Ok, I am back!

Funeral of famous Tatra Highland folk musician:

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jasondmzk
13 Feb 2013 #47
Can you name this famous Polish singer?

Angst

And here:

More angst!
crochetbitch88 2 | 83
13 Feb 2013 #48
Can you name this famous Polish singer?

noo, that's spooky! Just today I was thinking of him and listening to his songs :) That's of course obywatel Grzegorz Ciechowski

youtube.com/watch?v=69mH32dGOWA
jasondmzk
13 Feb 2013 #49
The great surrealist, Marta Orlowska.
"Fragments of Life"
This looks antiquated, but is in fact, recent:

Every color but any.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
13 Feb 2013 #50
Death beheaded - end of carnival in Jedlińsk.
jasondmzk
13 Feb 2013 #51
Beksa! After the death of his wife and the suicide of his son, Beksinski was himself murdered by his caretaker's son, after refusing to loan the man a few hundred zloty.

Beksa

Beksa!

Beksa

Beksa!
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
13 Feb 2013 #52
Beksa!

Why black and white???

Krakow, located in a giant valley among high hills, deprived of natural wind circulation, is one of the most polluted cities in Poland.
Campaign slogan: We want to breathe.

Breathe Poland
Peter-KRK
14 Feb 2013 #53
Cracow was extremally poluted in 80' by the steel mill in Nowa Huta, the aluminium mill in Skawina, a giant numbers of coal and coke furnances, acid rains, asbestos, etc. In the center 300 years old works of art were dissolved during 10 years! (i.e. St. Peter and Paul church's apostle figures had to be replaced to fake ones). Many people were seriously ill. A number of people died. During last 20 years that all was radically changed. You don't see a dense black smog, don't smell exhaust fumes every morning, don't have to drink a strange coloured and tasted water, you are not infected 4 times a year at last. Pure resort, I would say.

Where were all this good founded NGOs with their stupid posters in that time?
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
14 Feb 2013 #54
Pure resort, I would say.

:):):)
It would be funny if it wasn`t so tragic. Don`t be silly.

Where were all this good founded NGOs with their stupid posters in that time?

First, read one or two history books on Poland in 1980s. Only then you can talk about stupidity.

But you won`t when you read those books. What a paradox, isn`t it??? :):):)

Ash Wednesday in Krakow

Penance Zone

Poland Holiday

Road in Poland
jasondmzk
14 Feb 2013 #55
For Valentine's Day.
Yes, I'm as leery as you are about "i naci" and "Francji":

romans!

Three Graces
Wojciech Siudmak
c. 1960s
jasondmzk
18 Feb 2013 #56
Pawian! Don't just abandon this thread like a red-headed stepchild! You're leaving me little choice but to bump and re-bump myself, here.
Szczecin:

I love Polish neon.
OP pawian 176 | 14,299
18 Feb 2013 #57
Sorry, I need a nice atmosphere to develop such personal threads but I feel uneasy about the current tensions in the PF. Excuse me, I am disenchanted for a while.

You're leaving me little choice but to bump and re-bump myself, here.

Thank you very much for active contributing here, but one little request from me: can you spare more info on the photos? The last one might be misleading to a few people.....they might think it is "modern" Poland.
jasondmzk
19 Feb 2013 #58
Well, since Pawian abandoned the forum, I'm co-opting this awesome thread.
Here's a random tattooed Polish chick in a corset:

katarzyna
f stop 25 | 2,513
19 Feb 2013 #59
Marcin Sasha:


Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
19 Feb 2013 #60
Here's a random tattooed Polish chick in a corset:

She reminds me of Closterkeller's Anja Orthodox.


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