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johnny reb 17 | 3,627
23 Mar 2019  #2,251
I am waiting in suspense kaprys so please tell us.
You do know that the winner gets a new car for solving this puzzle don't you ?
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
23 Mar 2019  #2,252
The famous Pole is Jan Kiepura from Sosnowiec. I can only think of the game squash

Now, when you know it is Sosnowiec, then guessing the name of the club is as easy as a ride downhill.

As for Black Madonna picture, guys, you should exclude all artificially dyed or coloured materials like straw or matches. It is pure nature. Jon was the closest of you with those flower petals but still wrong because it`s sth else. Natural!

so it's going to be something really obscure,

No. Next hint - it is sth beautiful.:)

I know, I know! Or is this riddle for pawian only? I didn't recognise him at first but your hints were really helpful.

Take me! Take me! :):)
Kaprys, I didn`t recognise the guy by his image but I know the names of most famous Polish mountaineers and the most renowned one, next to Wanda Rutkiewicz was......the one who died in 1980s. I perfectly remember that day when the media, still communist, reported it.

Now you can say it. :)
kaprys 2 | 1,791
23 Mar 2019  #2,253
I didn't recognise him in the mural either but the hints were really helpful. And that's Jerzy Kukuczka, of course.
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
23 Mar 2019  #2,254
Obvious. Dougpol, next time don`t offer us so many hints, just post the picture. We are accustomed to real challenges here. :):)
Dougpol1 30 | 2,935
23 Mar 2019  #2,255
Jerzy Kukuczka

Right kaprys:) And which beautiful Polish city is he from? Deffo Poland's greatest ever climber.

Sosnowiec, then guessing the name of the club is as easy as

Yes, I should know that. Spent 10 years working there - Sosnowiec, not the club! Rodin emoji......
kaprys 2 | 1,791
23 Mar 2019  #2,256
@Dougpol1
I had to google it, tbh. It's in Katowice.

@pawian
I actually liked the hints.
You can easily guess and learn something new.
Dougpol1 30 | 2,935
23 Mar 2019  #2,257
Katowice.

I did give another clue, didn't I? :)
kaprys 2 | 1,791
23 Mar 2019  #2,258
I dunno if I can post pics from the internet here but I'll try.
I have an easy riddle for you - at least it's so damn obvious for anyone Polish in their 30s and older. But I wonder if foreigners living in Poland know it too.

What is it? What do you use it for? Have you ever used it. I bet pawian has.

pareulicdalej.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/osiedle-chrobrego-3.jpg?w=256&h=&zoom=2
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
23 Mar 2019  #2,259
I actually liked the hints.

Yes, but giving hints is allowed when the riddle is too difficult to solve at the first shot. :) In case of Dougpol`s picture, hints weren`t necessary because the mural was too explicit.

Yes, I should know that. Spent 10 years working there - Sosnowiec, not the club!

So, what is that mysterious sport done in the most famous sports club in Sosnowiec?

I dunno if I can post pics from the internet here but I'll try.

It is not so easy. I still haven`t figured out how to load pics directly from the Net. Probably it is impossible on my account. I load them from my PC.
Dougpol1 30 | 2,935
23 Mar 2019  #2,260
Judo? Tough lot, those Zaglebians...My wife was born there. And she was a college handball player. Those are two of Sos' favourite sports. Those, and drinking Mad Dogs.

Hang on - judo is not a sport. It is a discipline, isn't it?

It is not so easy.

"Attach files". Rule of thumb - if Dougpol can do it, it's foolproof.
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
23 Mar 2019  #2,261
Hang on - judo is not a sport. It is a discipline, isn't it?

No, not judo.

"Attach files". Rule of thumb

Attach from the net?
Dougpol1 30 | 2,935
23 Mar 2019  #2,262
I think we are talking at cross purposes. The file has to be on your hard drive......
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
23 Mar 2019  #2,263
The file has to be on your hard drive......

Yes, that`s what I said to Kaprys. So, you must have misunderstood me a few posts above when she and me were talking about loading pics from the net.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
24 Mar 2019  #2,264
guessing the name of the club is as easy as a ride downhill.

* bangs head on table in manner of someone who is losing the plot *

They also play ice-hockey and basketball but those names aren't ambiguous in English. Squash and Cricket were the only two I could think of. Plus skiing, if your 'easy as a ride downhill' is a reference to it, but there isn't anything ambiguous about skiing either. Although it does use poles if that has sth to do with the object you mentioned.

but still wrong because it`s sth else

Types of seeds?
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
24 Mar 2019  #2,265
They also play ice-hockey and basketball but those names aren't ambiguous in English

Sorry, no. But I am not able to endure this torture any more. I will reveal everything! ZKS is Zagłębie Fencing Club!!! Located in Sosnowiec The ambiguous object which I meant is a fence!!!

Check their site
zkssosnowiec.wixsite.com/aktualnosci

Types of seeds?

A good one, indeed they come from nature, but not. The effect of the picture relies on natural beauty, as I already hinted, while seeds aren`t beautiful. Another hint: I took the photo at an annual festival held in Krakow, it always takes place in June and is called the Exhibition of ........... Guess what.

And that's Jerzy Kukuczka, of course.

Let`s entertain but also educate.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerzy_Kukuczka

Kukuczka is widely considered among the climbing community to be one of the best high-altitude climbers in history.[2] He ascended all fourteen eight-thousanders in just seven years, 11 months and 14 days - He held the world record for shortest time span to summit the eight-thousanders for nearly 27 years
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,266
While pondering on Black Madonna picture... (but stop banging your heads on the tables) :)

What is it and where can you see it? Ignore the date, is is wrong.



johnny reb 17 | 3,627
26 Mar 2019  #2,267
It's a Polish TKS tankett about the size of a car.
One of the TKS tankettes was donated to Poland by the Swedish Axvall Tank Museum and since 2008 it is on exhibition in the Museum of the Polish Army.

The Swedish TKS survived the post-war period in Norway, where it was operated by a local farmer as a tractor.
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,268
Yes, it is a TKS tankette. Though small and poorly armed, its heavy machine gun was able to penetrate the armour of all types of German tanks used in 1939.

Point!

As for the place of its exhibition, you were wrong but it doesn`t matter because now I am going to show another pic.

So what is this place?



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
26 Mar 2019  #2,269
ZKS is Zagłębie Fencing Club!!!

At last!! I wouldn't have got that! Very good riddle indeed :)

Exhibition of ........... Guess what.

Wianki? Although I wouldn't term wreaths as being beautiful.......

So what is this place?

That's in Schindler's Factory along with the tankette.
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,270
Very good riddle indeed :)

I didn`t mean it like that at first but the developments proved otherwise. :)

Yes, good, Schindler`s factory.

Not Wianki, which isn`t the Exhibition but an open-air event. I suggest you google the list of June festivals in Krakow... and find the Exhibition. :)

When we talk about Schindler`s factory, what event during the Nazi German occupation does this exhibit represent? An SS cap on a lectern...



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
26 Mar 2019  #2,271
I think I'm wrong but is it representative of the elimination of Poland's upper classes and intellectuals, AB- Aktion?
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,273
Very close. That symbolic cap represents one single event which took place before AB Aktion.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
26 Mar 2019  #2,275
Very close.

I don't know and I haven't got a clue, but I'd like to know the answer :)

(as above, Operation Tannerberg would be my only guess, specifically the targeting of teachers and academics)
johnny reb 17 | 3,627
26 Mar 2019  #2,276
Sources please
Here are my sources: derela.pl/tks_gal.htm
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,277
You are very close, but operation Tannenberg took place in western parts of Poland, still during the military operations of 1939. While my event took place in Krakow when the occupation had started formally It targeted academics, indeed.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
26 Mar 2019  #2,278
Your tankette is not the same one as in Pawian's photo though, it's in Schindler's Factory.

my event took place in Krakow when the occupation had started formally It targeted academics, indeed.

Sonderaktion Krakau?
OP pawian 159 | 9,479
26 Mar 2019  #2,279
Yes, exactly! I did a project on it in my elementary school decades ago, shyt, I remember it like today, we went to the University to collect data, our group got Bs for that. :)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonderaktion_Krakau

It`s getting late, I forgot I still have to prepare one test for tomorrow, so I hope this one will be a bit more difficult, to gain me some time. :)

Where is this tower?



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
27 Mar 2019  #2,280
Where is this tower?

In Moszna Castle, Silesia.


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