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OP pawian 153 | 8,460
5 Dec 2008  #181
Let me be first again.

It is the main square in Nowa Huta, a socialist district of Krakow, once called Central Square, today Ronald Reagan Central Square.

The main street was once named Lenin Avenue, today it is Solidarity Avenue.

Sean, next riddle, please.
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
5 Dec 2008  #182
next riddle, please.

Too easy? lol

I will need time to come up with more.
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #183
Ok, where is this?
And what is it?







OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #184
May I answer or you`d rather I did not? :):):)

In the meantime, here are mine:

What is it?
And this? What is the boy doing?
polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #185
pawian, answer Sean and reveal your previous one, please ;)
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #186
May I answer or you`d rather I did not? :):):)

I know you know :)
Wait a little and then answer :)
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #187
pawian, answer Sean and reveal your previous one, please ;)

No, I`d better wait for Sean`s approval. I also don`t like when smart guys answer my riddles too quickly, giving no chance for others... :):):):)

Look below: :):):)

I know you know :)
Wait a little and then answer :)

Here is a solution to the white celebration:

BTW, I edited my previous post and added 3 riddles.
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #188
Ha ha ha, naw, fire a head.
When I first came to Poland I was told some very intriguing BS about that knife.
I will tell you all about it in a while.

Kids going to ŚWIĘTY MIKO£AJ?
Actually now I look at the bishops hat in the first one....
I should have payed more attention, good one.
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #189
Kids going to ŚWIĘTY MIKO£AJ?

Yes, kids went to the theater to watch a play and afterwards there was free gift distribution. A rich company organised it for their employees` children. I spoiled the first photo but on second thoughts I kept it for riddle posing purposes.
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #190
That is one of the reasons I like PF photos, it is not a photo forum, so it can be a bit more rough and ready, which i find interesting :)

So what's the knife about?

I will tell you the yarn that was spun to me about it after :)
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #191
Ha ha ha, naw, fire a head.

May I start?

I will tell you all about it in a while.

Hmm I don`t know.
Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble
An if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #192
come on :)

But only if you get the correct answer, see?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #193
So what's the knife about?

OK. Two brothers were building St. Mary`s Cathedral in Krakow. One brother`s tower was taller so the other got furious and killed his rival sibling with a knife which is now hanging in the Clothes Hall.

If you wanted to tell us the knife is a replica which must be replaced a few times a year because tourists steal it, then there is no longer need to do it. :):):):):)
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #194
How interesting.............
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #195
Ha ha ha ha, that is the story that was told to me, it is in fact not true.

Of course, it is one of Krakow`s legends. I never said it was true. :):):)

The knife is just for the cloth market.

What does it mean?

cracow-life/culture/culture_details/1174-St_Mary%27s_Basilica

The lop-sided glory of St. Mary's is one of the most photographed sites in all Cracow. According to legend, two brothers built the towers, and one brother deliberately built higher in a bid for greater glory. When the tricked sibling returned to town and discovered the betrayal, he did away with his brother in a fit of rage (the grisly knife still hangs in the Cloth Hall). After that lovely story, we should add that St. Mary's gained most of her present form following the Tatar raid of the mid-thirteenth century. The church was to be a proud symbol of the merchants' prestige. The jewel in the crown came many years later with Veit Stoss's altar-piece - still in situ - which contains some two hundred sculpted figures. Legends abound with this building. Besides the embittered brothers, the northern tower is the home of the Hejnal trumpet call.
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #196
Of course, it is one of Krakow`s legends. I never said it was true. :):):)

Fair enough should I edit my last post?

What does it mean?

I don't really know, it is a knife that was used for cutting cloth, no?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #197
Fair enough should I edit my last post?

Nope. Look how I edited my last post. :):):)

I don't really know, it is a knife that was used for cutting cloth, no?

No, the knife is strictly connected with the legend of two towers.

More riddles:

What nationality are the soldiers?
What and why?
Where are the dates and what do they mean?
Whose countenance can you see?
polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #198
What and why?

Grunwald monument... by Academy of Art.... Matejko plaza....
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #199
Nope. Look how I edited my last post. :):):)

Too late, I love it.
Us Irish call it "Gift of the gab"
Where are you from Pawian? or is that a riddle too :)?

What nationality are the soldiers?

You ask about the soldiers, are the uniforms from their country?

What and why?

Is that out side the art college in Krakow near stary kleparz?
For luck?

Where are the dates and what do they mean?

In Warsaw? and they are important dates for Poland?

Whose countenance can you see?

What's a countenance?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #200
Grunwald monument... by Academy of Art.... Matejko plaza....

Yes, exactly. But why???? :):):)

Where are you from Pawian? or is that a riddle too :)?

Krakow. Always.

You ask about the soldiers, are the uniforms from their country?

About the soldiers.

Is that out side the art college in Krakow near stary kleparz?
For luck?

Yes and yes.

In Warsaw? and they are important dates for Poland?

No, in Krakow. Yes, important but what exactly?

What's a countenance?

Face.
polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #201
Whose countenance can you see?

JP II
polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #203
pawian... could you give us some hints to the rest of you pix?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #204
Hmm...It is hard to give hints without revealing the secret...

But, e.g., if you are Polish, you should know the dates on the piece of wood. :):)

If you are from Krakow, you should know where it stands. :):):)
plk123 8 | 4,153
8 Dec 2008  #205
What nationality are the soldiers?

the helmets look nazi. the uniforms are indistinguishable.

Where are the dates and what do they mean?

mostly uprisings
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #206
Which bar and where? was this taken in today?


polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #207
Vis a Vis bar... Rynek Gl. ... Piotr Skrzynecki monument...
SeanBM 35 | 5,809
8 Dec 2008  #208
I knew you'd answer and correctly :)

The oldest bar on the market square in Krakow?
I believe so.
When i learn how to use my camera a bit better and it snows i will put more on.
Did you like the bit with the mirror?
I am trying to make more interesting videos than that drinving through Poland one.
It is all just for fun, i won't quit my day job :) but any constructive criticism would be appreciated :)
polishgirltx
8 Dec 2008  #209
why the address "Rynek Główny 8" is famous? Anybody?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
8 Dec 2008  #210
the helmets look nazi. the uniforms are indistinguishable.

And... ?

mostly uprisings

Sorry, but technically and by name only one of them is an (Up)Rising.

why the address "Rynek Główny 8" is famous? Anybody?

Grzegorz Turnau gained fame there....


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