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SeanBM 35 | 5,808
11 Jun 2009 #301
What two countries are here?

Spanish and Portuguese,
Spanish because of the fans in the girls hands, while they are dancing and Portuguese because I don't know what their national costume is like.

3What Polish saying does this pic visualise?

This is the old Polish proverb about "the window and door with the big peice of wood nailed to it, will be hard to open"?.

I have no idea.

4 What is the guy doing and why?

Spitting on the people below?
Shouting a wish out to the god of the north wind?
Attempting suicide but he is afraid of heights, ?.
Taking a photograph of the thing below, getting a bird's eye view, part of a castle?.
Avoiding the woman behind him?.

5What`s up?

Pawian, this is a bride and groom sharing a romantic time after they are married in a forest, you are a peeping Tom, that's what's up :)

This is when some guy pretends to be the groom to have a rumble in the forest before she gets married?.

6What`s he doing there?

Is that a canoe in his pocket or is he just glad to see someone?.
He is collecting mushrooms?.

7 Do Poles normally drive such cars?

The answer should be no, which makes me think it is "yes" because "no" is too simple.
So I will say sometimes, or i will be more precise and say yes but only on national antique car day?.

8 What is it?

A dwarf's attempt at humour? laughing at tall people trying to walk in?.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
11 Jun 2009 #302
he's a voyeur lol

:):):) No

they had just got married and decided to roll amongst the leaves of summer or fall
Not quite.

judging how far he needs to scale down the building

Nope.

Picture 1 i would say is perhaps an eastern european country Romania or similar
just guesses :)

Nope.

Spanish and Portuguese,
Spanish because of the fans in the girls hands, while they are dancing and Portuguese because I don't know what their national costume is like.

Spain - yes. Portugal - no.

This is the old Polish proverb about "the window and door with the big peice of wood nailed to it, will be hard to open"?.

Nope. It is the one with wieś in it.

Spitting on the people below?
Shouting a wish out to the god of the north wind?
Attempting suicide but he is afraid of heights, ?
Avoiding the woman behind him?

:):):):):):) Nope.

Taking a photograph of the thing below, getting a bird's eye view, part of a castle?.

Yes!

Pawian, this is a bride and groom sharing a romantic time after they are married in a forest, you are a peeping Tom, that's what's up :)

:):):):):):):) Nope. I am just an accidental tourist.

This is when some guy pretends to be the groom to have a rumble in the forest before she gets married?.

:):):):):)

Nope.

He is collecting mushrooms?

Yes!

The answer should be no, which makes me think it is "yes" because "no" is too simple.
So I will say sometimes, or i will be more precise and say yes but only on national antique car day?

Yes!

A dwarf's attempt at humour? laughing at tall people trying to walk in?.

Nope. It has a very practical purpose.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jul 2009 #303
1Kids stage a performance in costumes from another country to celebrate Europe`s Day. What two countries are here?

Ok so Spain but the other country....
Could it be Poland?.

3What Polish saying does this pic visualise?

The saying is "the village with the boarded up windows" meaning "out in the country side"?.

5What`s up?

They fell and the Bride is helping the groom up?.

8 What is it?

Ah ha! it is a spiral stairs!.
Either a new construction to get from the other side of the street behind the photographer.

OR

It is an old construction, part of the underground passage/crypt of that castle looking thing in the background?.
Torq 26 | 2,371
5 Jul 2009 #304
I don't know if it was posted before.

riddle soldiers poland

Who's the fella in the middle of the picture?

Same person on the right of the photo:

riddle2 military poland
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
5 Jul 2009 #305
Who's the fella in the middle of the picture?
Same person on the right of the photo:

I know but only after heavy googling....

Ok so Spain but the other country....
Could it be Poland?.

Nope, it was France. Can`t you recognize French peasants in silly hats? :):):)

3What Polish saying does this pic visualise?
The saying is "the village with the boarded up windows" meaning "out in the country side"?.


The Polish saying is: Wieś zabita dechami - the armpit.

pawian:
5What`s up?
They fell and the Bride is helping the groom up?.


Nope, they are having photos taken in the park near the castle in Pieskowa Skała. Many couples go there in autumn...

pawian:
8 What is it?
OR
It is an old construction, part of the underground passage/crypt of that castle looking thing in the background?.


Yes. The stairs lead from a restaurant to the roof terrace in one part of the castle:
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jul 2009 #306
castle in Pieskowa Skała

Looks like Traku in Lithuania.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
5 Oct 2009 #307
1. What does the billboard advertise?
2 Who and why?
3 What, where?
4. What about the ball?
5 Where is he?
6 What and where?
7 What and where?
8 What?
9 What does the map present?
10 What plane is it?
11 What and where?
12 What exactly is he immortilising?
13 What film is advertised?
15 What?
16 What, where?
17 What is going on?
18 Where can you see it?
19 I have no idea why....
20 Where can you see it?
21 What are they building?
22 Where am I?
24 Who is it?
25 What?
26 Why did I try to immortilise this house?
27 What animal is here?
28 What are the kids agitated about?
29 What?
31 Who and where?
32 What is wrong?
DavidT - | 11
5 Oct 2009 #308
Complete guesses here...

1. Satellite TV
2. Haven't the foggiest
3. Old truck on the road (Not looked at an engine in years)
4. Good shot capturing plastic ball in air
5. In a corridor, guessing at a train station
6. Ceiling. Not a clue.
7. Old armoured vehicle/tank. Outdoor Museum.
8. Paintball
9. Immigration/tourism from USA
11. Rollers, Car Wash
12. Christening
19. Hard mans Rugby post.
21. Stadium
22. Some 'hot mum' park
25. Someone died here
29. Seal
32. Leak

About as good as I can do.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Oct 2009 #309
1. What does the billboard advertise?
Darts?
2 Who and why?
They are chimney sweepers and they wear black.
3 What, where?
An engine in an old communist train ;)
4. What about the ball?
Hot air balloon over Krakow.
5 Where is he?
In an underground train station in Warsaw?/
6 What and where?
Modern art or a frame for monkeys to climb so they don't get bored or both?
7 What and where?
A tank that was dug out of the ground?
8 What?
A paintball?
9 What does the map present?
The Russians think it is the U.S's plan to take over the world?
10 What plane is it?
A hunger one.
11 What and where?
Sea grass?
12 What exactly is he immortilising?
Because of the pram, I will say a baptism.
13 What film is advertised?
A sick one?
15 What?
A new hotel?
16 What, where?
The new Polish Large Hadron Collider in Nowa Huta?
17 What is going on?
It is a sculpting of kids... I need more info to answer that one.
18 Where can you see it?
Do they give that to school children, so they don't get sick from picking and eating the wrong mushrooms?
19 I have no idea why....
New fashionable street jacket for trees.
20 Where can you see it?
In a nightmare.
21 What are they building?
Football stadium?
22 Where am I?
On a vehicle that looks like a train in a park.
24 Who is it?
????
25 What?
To mark where someone dies in a road accident?
26 Why did I try to immortilise this house?
Because it is going to collapse because the trees are too close to it?
27 What animal is here?
A dead Norwegian Blue parrot?
28 What are the kids agitated about?
They are locked behind a fence?
29 What?
A guy in the zoo feeding a seal?
31 Who and where?
Stańczyk in a shopping centre.
32 What is wrong?
Birds are sitting on the sign and using it as a toilet?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
5 Oct 2009 #310
19 the tree. A lot of trees wearing sleeping bags in Wroclaw. I've no idea as to why.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Oct 2009 #311
To make the tree-huggers more comfortable :)
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
11 Oct 2009 #312
Complete guesses here...

1. Satellite TV

Nope. Indians advertise cheese.

3. Old truck on the road (Not looked at an engine in years)

Fiat 126 would be happy to hear that. :):):):)
4. Good shot capturing plastic ball in air

It is neither plastic nor ball.... :):):) Balloon.

5. In a corridor, guessing at a train station

Good. There is one problem though. The station is fake. :):):):) In a mall.

6. Ceiling. Not a clue.

Yes. Church.

7. Old armoured vehicle/tank. Outdoor Museum.

Yes. No. Air Picninc 2009.

8. Paintball

Yes!!!

9. Immigration/tourism from USA

Nope. :):):):) Export of American armament.

11. Rollers, Car Wash

Yes!!!

12. Christening

Yes!!

19. Hard mans Rugby post.

:):):):):):)
21. Stadium

Yes!!!

22. Some 'hot mum' park

Partly yes. There were more of them.
But, where am I exactly?

25. Someone died here

Nope, the opposite. New life was born.

29. Seal

Yes.

32. Leak

Partly. What kind of a leak? :):):):)

About as good as I can do.

Not bad for a beginner. :):):):)

1. What does the billboard advertise?

Darts?

No. Cheese.

2 Who and why?
They are chimney sweepers and they wear black.


Why do they visit people?

3 What, where?
An engine in an old communist train ;)


Communist but not train. :):):):)

4. What about the ball?
Hot air balloon over Krakow.


Yes.

5 Where is he?
In an underground train station in Warsaw?/


Nope. In a shopping center. :):):):)

6 What and where?
Modern art or a frame for monkeys to climb so they don't get bored or both?


Church.

7 What and where?
A tank that was dug out of the ground?


Yes, after heavy manouvers. :):):)

8 What?
A paintball?


Yes.

9 What does the map present?
The Russians think it is the U.S's plan to take over the world?

Sort of. :):):)

10 What plane is it?
A hunger one.


:):):):)):)) And American one.

11 What and where?
Sea grass?


Car wash.

12 What exactly is he immortilising?
Because of the pram, I will say a baptism.


Yes.

13 What film is advertised?
A sick one?


Yes. Horror.

15 What?
A new hotel?


Nope. Children hospital.

16 What, where?
The new Polish Large Hadron Collider in Nowa Huta?

:):):):)
Nope. Inside a cinema.

17 What is going on?
It is a sculpting of kids... I need more info to answer that one.


A famous man is in the middle....

18 Where can you see it?
Do they give that to school children, so they don't get sick from picking and eating the wrong mushrooms?


Kids learn this at school, from their books.

19 I have no idea why....
New fashionable street jacket for trees.


Neither have I.

20 Where can you see it?
In a nightmare.


Nope. At a playground.

21 What are they building?
Football stadium?


Yes.

22 Where am I?
On a vehicle that looks like a train in a park.


Yes, very good. A car train.

24 Who is it?
????


Maria.

25 What?
To mark where someone dies in a road accident?


Yes.

26 Why did I try to immortilise this house?
Because it is going to collapse because the trees are too close to it?


:):):):) Nope. It is made of stone, rare in Poland.
27 What animal is here?
A dead Norwegian Blue parrot?


Bird but not parrot.

28 What are the kids agitated about?
They are locked behind a fence?


Nope. They have sth.....

29 What?
A guy in the zoo feeding a seal?


Yes.

31 Who and where?
Stańczyk in a shopping centre.


Yes!!!

32 What is wrong?
Birds are sitting on the sign and using it as a toilet?


yes!!!!

1 What is it?
2 What is it?
3 What`s going on?
4 Why do people crowd?
5 Whose is it?
6 I have seen sth special. What?
7 Where is he from?
8 Where can you see a mime?
9 This style was designed for which region of Poland?
10 What is special in this wood carving?
11 Why is the tree special? What does it commemorate?
12 The custom that was popular in the past but now slowly disappears. What?
13 WHat is going on?
14 It is inside what?
15 What have they found?
16 What is the man doing?
17 What is it?
Horse in Poland
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Dec 2009 #313
1 What is it?
The Wawel castle in Krakow where princess Wanda preferred to throw herself into the Wisła to kill herself than marry German.

2 What is it?
It is a ship, well kind of, it is made to symobolise a ship, it is in fact the roof of a church in Nowa Huta. The communist built city where the people showed their allegiance by building a church there.

3 What`s going on?
The priest is hard of hearing and wanted a chat with his flock? :)

4 Why do people crowd?
The date, makes it a Sunday, so I will say Sunday mass.

5 Whose is it?
A person of no fixed abode.

6 I have seen sth special. What?
The insulation of solar powered playground lights, unfortunatly they only work during the day?

7 Where is he from?
In the Carpathian mountains, high Tatras, I would say Zakopane.

8 Where can you see a mime?
On Ul. Krupówki in Zakopane? I think I recognise the cobbled street and architecture.

9 This style was designed for which region of Poland?
Again in the Carpathian mountains, high Tatras, I would say Zakopane.

10 What is special in this wood carving?
is it made of a special material?

11 Why is the tree special? What does it commemorate?
Being a Polish tree, it was probably planted to commemorate independence?

12 The custom that was popular in the past but now slowly disappears. What?
People from different parts of Poland, leave a symbolic reference to where they are from?

13 WHat is going on?
You took a photograph of someone taking a photograph of you on a bus.
I know there is more to it than just that but there is too little information to know what.

14 It is inside what?
A restaurant? a house?

15 What have they found?
Mushrooms?

16 What is the man doing?
Cooking on a grill suspended from the ceiling?

17 What is it?
A native American 'Dream catcher'?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
5 Jan 2010 #314
1 buckt?
The Wawel castle in Krakow where princess Wanda preferred to throw herself into the Wisła to kill herself than marry German.

Yes!

2 What is it?
It is a ship, well kind of, it is made to symobolise a ship, it is in fact the roof of a church in Nowa Huta. The communist built city where the people showed their allegiance by building a church there.


Yes! The only correctiomn here is the church sin`t in Nowa Huta, it is in Bieńczyce district.
Here in full view

3 What`s going on?
The priest is hard of hearing and wanted a chat with his flock? :)


Nope. The couple celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary.

4 Why do people crowd?
The date, makes it a Sunday, so I will say Sunday mass.


Yes! I can accept that although I meant people wanting to make a donation for the church in Ukraine.

5 Whose is it?
A person of no fixed abode.


Yes, homeless`.

6 I have seen sth special. What?
The insulation of solar powered playground lights, unfortunatly they only work during the day?


Yes! This is the first play ground in Poland equipped with solar panels. And it is in Krakow.

7 Where is he from?
In the Carpathian mountains, high Tatras, I would say Zakopane.


Yes!

8 Where can you see a mime?
On Ul. Krupówki in Zakopane? I think I recognise the cobbled street and architecture.

Yes!

9 This style was designed for which region of Poland?
Again in the Carpathian mountains, high Tatras, I would say Zakopane.


Yes! Do you know by whom?

10 What is special in this wood carving?
is it made of a special material?


Nope. One figure resembles somebody. Who?

11 Why is the tree special? What does it commemorate?
Being a Polish tree, it was probably planted to commemorate independence?


Yes, independence regained in 1918.

12 The custom that was popular in the past but now slowly disappears. What?
People from different parts of Poland, leave a symbolic reference to where they are from?


Yes, but to be precise, not people but students and pupils. The custom is slowyly dying out because students are no longer required to wear school badges on their uniforms.

13 WHat is going on?
You took a photograph of someone taking a photograph of you on a bus.
I know there is more to it than just that but there is too little information to know what.


Yes! A little explanation - there was a photo session battle between me and my students riding on two vehicles (bus and van) on a trip to Zakopane.

14 It is inside what?
A restaurant? a house?


Well, it is the mountain shelter.

15 What have they found?
Mushrooms?


Yes!

16 What is the man doing?

Cooking on a grill suspended from the ceiling?


Yes!

17 What is it?
A native American 'Dream catcher'?


Nope. A native Polish highlandian "Dream Kaczor."
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Jan 2010 #315
Do you know by whom?

witkacy

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Wiki), he is better known as Witkacy.
I was talking to an Architect friend of mine and he was saying that Witkacy put together the existing mountain style, that it was there already, Witkacy just popularised it.

Nope. One figure resembles somebody. Who?

AH! that looks like John Paul The Second.
McCoy 27 | 1,276
5 Jan 2010 #316
I was talking to an Architect friend of mine and he was saying that Witkacy put together the existing mountain style, that it was there already, Witkacy just popularised it.

Witkiewicz wzorował się na tradycyjnym budownictwie górali podhalańskich wzbogacając je elementami secesji.

he based his style on the traditional polish highland architecture enriching it with elements of secession

some of his projects: pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projekty_architektoniczne_Stanisława_Witkiewicza
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
5 Jan 2010 #317
pawian:
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz(Wiki), he is better known as Witkacy.

Yes and no! :):):):):)
Stanisław Witkiewicz was the one who invented the style.
His son, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, called Witkacy, was a known writer, not an architect.

AH! that looks like John Paul The Second.

Yes!

What is it?
ladywithaface - | 3
3 Aug 2010 #318
“The soul of Poland is indestructible... she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.”

This one seems the most perfectly balanced..
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
31 Aug 2010 #320
What is it?

a very odd looking glass table with a central part for an umbrella.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
31 Aug 2010 #321
sundial:)

Nope. Where `s the hand? :):):)

a very odd looking glass table with a central part for an umbrella.

I am sorry there was never any glass in it...

Let`s wait for other attempts and in the meantime a new one:

What`s this?:
pgtx 29 | 3,159
31 Aug 2010 #322
What is it?

zepsuta karuzela...?

What`s this?:

wepchniety w butelke knon do palenia marihuany przez policje...?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
31 Aug 2010 #323
What is it? post#326

A home made umbrella stand?

Does the central disc rotate? and are horses involved?

What`s this?: Post #329

A filter?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
31 Aug 2010 #324
zepsuta karuzela...?

Nein.

and are horses involved?

Close.

After the third guess I will always tell you what it is.
It is a device to mend horse cart wheels. It is used in a stud.

wepchniety w butelke knon do palenia marihuany przez policje...?

Nope.

A filter?

Nope. Well, yes, kind of. What does it filter then?
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
31 Aug 2010 #325
Let`s wait for other attempts and in the meantime a new one:

For trapping and killing certain insects that eat the trees in some forests.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
31 Aug 2010 #326
Well, yes, kind of. What does it filter then?

Hmmm...

There is no funnel at the top, so it is probably not for filtering rain water...

Then there is the question of what is it filtering, a juice, perhaps an alcohol...

It's not near a tree or something man made or easy to get to, so it makes me think animals are somehow involved.

I keep thinking bees but I think that's wrong...

Hmmm... I need to think...

Edit*

I think you put some kind of plant in to the tube, the juices squeeze out over time while fermenting?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
31 Aug 2010 #327
I think you put some kind of plant in to the tube, the juices squeeze out over time while fermenting?

Nope.

For trapping and killing certain insects that eat the trees in some forests.

Yes. It filters out bad insects from the forest. :):):)

Next one:
What is it doing in a deep forest?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
31 Aug 2010 #328
Yes. It filters out bad insects from the forest. :):):)

How does it do that then?

What is it doing in a deep forest?

This is the chimney for the underworld.

Someone is building a house and is doing it very very slowly and started with the gate pillar, just because that is the first part of the house?

It's a monument, to commemorate all the people who died.

It's a sign, indicating the highest point of the mountain.

It's ART!
dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007
31 Aug 2010 #329
What is it doing in a deep forest?

In what region was this pic taken? Anywhere near Prudnik by any chance?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
31 Aug 2010 #330
do you recognize it by the leaves or branches?

What is it doing in a deep forest?

left over from some gate of an old mansion...?

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