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pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Sep 2011 #1,201
What is its great contribution to the Polish high culture? Very very high?

it's fur was made into hats or whatever.

vanity and cruelty? :)
gumishu 11 | 5,127
20 Sep 2011 #1,202
Riddle:
What is its great contribution to the Polish high culture? Very very high?

the Lady with the weasel - by da Vinci - kept in National Museum in Kraków (a Czartoryski donation?)?

oh I don't really know what's the title of the painting in English

ok it's called Lady with an Ermine - and for a reason - the creature pictured in the painting is far too big to be a weasel (so the popular Polish name is wrong here - Dama z £asiczką)
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
20 Sep 2011 #1,203
=Wroclaw]it's fur was made into hats or whatever.

royal coats were made of it.

But kings were everywhere, not only Poland.

So..?
gumishu 11 | 5,127
20 Sep 2011 #1,204
Ermine.

the animal in the photo is not an ermine either (I mean the animal the girl keeps in her hands) - I haven't seen a living ermine (I guess but maybe some things I have seen and taken for martens were actually ermines) - the animal in the girl's hands must a be some kind of mink or ferret
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
20 Sep 2011 #1,205
royal coats were made of it.

Not royal coats, but rather royal mantles were made of ermine. Mantles have no sleeves and they cover only the shoulders.
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
20 Sep 2011 #1,206
What is it and why were my sons surprised when touched it?
gumishu 11 | 5,127
20 Sep 2011 #1,207
looks like a horse to me - surprised by how smooth the hide was??
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
20 Sep 2011 #1,208
=gumishu]the animal in the girl's hands must a be some kind of mink or ferret

Yes, of course. It is a mixture of feret and European polecat.

=Des Essientes]Not royal coats, but rather royal mantles were made of ermine. Mantles have no sleeves and they cover only the shoulders.

Yes, of course. Actually, not. It was a donkey and they were amazed how dusty the animal was - upon touching it, a cloud of dust rose into the air.

What is my son doing?
rybnik 18 | 1,462
20 Sep 2011 #1,209
It is a mixture of feret and European polecat.

Nutria?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
21 Sep 2011 #1,210
What is my son doing?

holding a horn?
beckski 12 | 1,617
21 Sep 2011 #1,211
why were my sons surprised when touched it?

I thought they ended up getting bitten.
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
21 Sep 2011 #1,212
What is my son doing?

Pestering a mountain goat(: ? Reminds of Agriculture class in school-when the other kids used to throw sticks, stones and other **** at the poor Boer goats(:
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
21 Sep 2011 #1,213
=hague1cmaeron]Pestering a mountain goat(:

Yes, but that`s obvious. What else? Look carefully at the he-goat.

=hague1cmaeron]Reminds of Agriculture class in school-when the other kids used to throw sticks, stones and other **** at the poor Boer goats(:

Did you create a human shield to protect the animals? :):):)

=rybnik]Nutria?

Nope. Nutria is a seperate original species.

Which place in Poland hosts such hotels?
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
21 Sep 2011 #1,214
Yes, but that`s obvious. What else? Look carefully at the he-goat.

Is he trying to stick that bit back on?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
21 Sep 2011 #1,215
Which place in Poland hosts such hotels?

Ustroń?
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
21 Sep 2011 #1,216
=isthatu2]Is he trying to stick that bit back on?

:):):):)
Nope, quite the opposite. He is trying to disconnect it just like the other horn. :):):)

=pgtx]Ustroń?

Yes! We spent there a few days in July.

What is the make of this city bus and what is the main story about it?
hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
22 Sep 2011 #1,217
Yes, but that`s obvious. What else? Look carefully at the he-goat.

I am looking, bit I can't tell-everything seems to be were it is supposed to be.
wielki pan 2 | 250
22 Sep 2011 #1,218
What is the make of this city bus

a Jelcz bus!
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
22 Sep 2011 #1,219
=hague1cmaeron]I am looking, bit I can't tell-everything seems to be were it is supposed to be.

Look at his left horn. :):):)

=wielki pan]a Jelcz bus!

Where from?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
22 Sep 2011 #1,220
From Kraków? Not Solaris as they are from Poznań
delphiandomine 83 | 17,889
22 Sep 2011 #1,221
Where from?

The past?

(Jelcz no longer exist, right?)

If you mean the city - no idea.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
22 Sep 2011 #1,222
Where from?

from Jelcz
beckski 12 | 1,617
22 Sep 2011 #1,223
Where & when would you find the following items in Poland? What do the items represent?


  • What are these for???
pgtx 29 | 3,159
22 Sep 2011 #1,224
Where & when would you find the following items in Poland?

at a wedding... people throw money, rose pedals or rise at newlyweds...

What do the items represent?

money may represent injuries, so people throw only 1 grosze ;)
beckski 12 | 1,617
22 Sep 2011 #1,225
money may represent injuries

I've also heard, the wedding member who picks up the most coins after the wedding, will wear the pants in the family; especially financially.
gumishu 11 | 5,127
22 Sep 2011 #1,226
What is the make of this city bus and what is the main story about it?

well actually as far as I know the Jelcz factory was started on a base of some German millitary factory from the times of the WWII - but the town only grew in the 70's - the first Jelcz buses were a licence from the French Berliet - I don't really know about when and how the production of the trucks started (Jelcz made the biggest trucks in Poland in those times AFAIK)

there were some buses still produced in Jelcz in a section of the former factory just a couple of years ago - I am not sure if it is still true - I think Zasada Group was co-owner if not the sole owner - the old factory terrain has been carved up to a good couple of companies - Toyota Motor has a factory in Jelcz but it is a new-built thing - Jelcz is part of a special economic zone of Wałbrzych - there are a good couple new factories built up as a consequence (but Toyota itself brings its workers from quite distant locations - Jelcz is not far from Wrocław so many people must have found jobs there when the Jelcz factory collapsed)
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
22 Sep 2011 #1,227
The past? (Jelcz no longer exist, right?)
If you mean the city - no idea.

From Kraków? Not Solaris as they are from Poznań

from Jelcz

there were some buses still produced in Jelcz in a section of the former factory just a couple of years ago - I am not sure if it is still true -

Nope, everybody.

That bus was produced in 1970s on a French licence of Berliet factory. In late 1970s and early 1980s it was the main means of public bus transport. The Polish government was critisized for choosing them because they were too delicate for Polish conditions as roads and crowds of passengers contributed to damaged chassis. Also, engines and transmissions caused a lot of problems. The buses weren`t room enough, either.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelcz_PR100

=pawian]That bus was produced in 1970s on a French licence of Berliet factory.

Despite technical problems, it was a very modern construction at the time.

The bus was chosen by Poland because the French manufacterer was controlled by communist trade unions.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
23 Sep 2011 #1,229
Which place in Poland hosts such hotels?

Ustron, I think.
OP pawian 163 | 10,417
24 Sep 2011 #1,230
=hague1cmaeron]Its horn is broken?

Nope, it has only fallen off.

=Foreigner4]Ustron, I think.

Yes! But someone else was first.

PS. Shyt, I have to stop signing my photos with the names of visited places. :):):):)

Funny colours. Why? Tell me cause I don`t know.

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