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OP pawian 153 | 8,460
27 Mar 2019  #2,281
Yes, great. How did you find it? :) I am curious about the technique. Did you google for "skeleton in the tower window" ? Or, did you check the tops of all castle towers in Poland? :)

A triple question:

What make and model?
Previous make and model?
Still previous make and model, allegedly?



Miloslaw 6 | 1,820
27 Mar 2019  #2,283
Nice looking car but I bet it was a pig to drive and and broke down frequently.
Just like Communism..... :-)
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,224
28 Mar 2019  #2,284
Nah commie cars were actually very rugged. Simple, ugly, and slow ASF, but mechanically they were sound. It's no Mercedes diesel though of course...

You can rent those warszawas for weddings and such. It's funny how Poland went from a country where a maluch was a status symbol to where now Porsches BMWs and Mercedes crowd the streets in the cities
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
28 Mar 2019  #2,285
That's an fso warszawa prolly late 40s or 50$

Of course but don`t forget to answer the remaining two questions too.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
28 Mar 2019  #2,286
How did you find it? :

I already knew about it. Next year I plan to go to Central Prisoner of War Museum at Stalag VIIIB in Łambinowice. Moszna Castle is only just over 20 kms down the road, so I will be fitting in a visit there too. After Malbork and Ksiąsż castles, Moszna Castle is probably one of the best known of Poland's castles.

What make and model?

Now I did look this up. I think it is a Warszawa 200 model. It was redesigned in 1957. Originally it was called an M20? Don't know about earlier models than that, but it's supposed to have looked like a Soviet Pobeda.

Still stuck on the Black Madonna. All I can find for June events, is Jewish Culture, Kraków City Festival, and others that appear to have no relevance. Nothing much under exhibitions. It's not made of flower buds or leaves is it?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
28 Mar 2019  #2,287
Nah commie cars were actually very rugged. Simple, ugly, and slow ASF, but mechanically they were sound.

Yes, I read an old driver comment on it, in fact he liked his Warszawa for durability and endurance on rough terrain, it was like a Russian tank.

to have looked like a Soviet Pobeda.

Yes, exactly, Warszawa was licensed from Pobeda. Now, the last question remains, what was the legendary/alleged precursor of Pobeda?

All I can find for June events, is Jewish Culture, Kraków City Festiva

I made a mistake and called it Exhibition. But in fact, it is the Days of.... and to spare you effort, I will add Insect. The photo was taken at the Days of the Insect festival.
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
29 Mar 2019  #2,288
A few pics are waiting for a lucky guess, and in the meanhile..

What are these castle ruins called?



dolnoslask 5 | 2,462
29 Mar 2019  #2,289
What are these castle ruins called?

Ogrodzieniec Castle ?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
30 Mar 2019  #2,290
Yes, very good.

What is this festival about?



OP pawian 153 | 8,460
30 Mar 2019  #2,292
Sorry, no. Sth much worse. :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
30 Mar 2019  #2,293
what was the legendary/alleged precursor of Pobeda?

There were a couple of different models, GAZ - M1, and the GAZ - A, which was based on the Ford Model A, is that what you meant?

What is this festival about?

Dragons, it's the parade of dragons in Kraków.
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
30 Mar 2019  #2,294
Dragons, yes!

As for models, I didn`t mean the previous generation cars, but the ones that were produced in 1940s-50s. The last one was Warszawa, the middle was Pobeda and the first.....? You are quite close, finish off what you have started.

Where could you see this little exhibition and what was its aim?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
30 Mar 2019  #2,295
You are quite close,

Can't get this, I've also read that the pobeda was modelled on the Ford Model B as well as A. In fact I can't find anything about Polish/Soviet cars produced in the 40s and 50s other than models I've already mentioned. I did look at a beautiful Polish car that never made production though, the Syrena sport :))

Will have to ponder awhile on the miniature timepieces and daffs. Just a quick thought, is it sth to do with the clocks going forward in Spring ( early hours of tomorrow )?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
30 Mar 2019  #2,296
Can't get this, I've also read that the pobeda was modelled on the Ford Model B as well as A.

No, when you look at Ford Model A and B, you can see that archaic style of bodywork, while Pobeda and Warszawa look more modern. By saying you are close, I meant Ford, but another model than A/B.

Just a quick thought, is it sth to do with the clocks going forward in Spring ( early hours of tomorrow

Nope, it isn`t about Spring, though the event takes place in it. Those flowers are misleading a little, they are pure decoration. Hint - don`t look at clocks only ( BTW - not miniature - real!). Try to guess the intention behind that beam and white sheet. They are even more important than clocks. Clocks are a mobile element while the beam and the sheet appear annually.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
31 Mar 2019  #2,297
I meant Ford, but another model than A/B.

All I can find is a Ford model 40A, but it's still a variant of the model B ( Ford Model B 40A 4 door sedan ).

Still thinking about the beam and sheet.............
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
31 Mar 2019  #2,298
Ford Model 40A was designed in 1930s and looks like a real oldtimer. While I said we are looking for a modern car from 1940s. :)

As for clock mystery - this hint should fix it- replace the word sheet with another one which starts with "sh" and you will get it. :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
31 Mar 2019  #2,299
Ford SuperDeluxe? Really, I have no idea now.

replace the word sheet

Oh no I won't! That could be any word, although I keep thinking about sheep. Spring lambs but nothing to do with clocks. Easy when you already know the answer.......
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
31 Mar 2019  #2,300
Yes! It can be also Ford SuperDeluxe from 1948 although I meant Ford 1941. . The popular rumour goes that Soviet Pobedas were exact copies of Fords but it isn`t true - engines, chassis and other stuff were different.

Riddle solved:):)

But it isn`t any word!!! I forgot to add that the new word beginning with sh connotes a similar object to sheet. Practically, they are the same things although of different usage.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
31 Mar 2019  #2,301
Riddle solved:):)

At last! :)

I can only think of a shawl but cannot connect it to clocks......
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
31 Mar 2019  #2,302
No, a shawl doesn` t resemble a sheet!!! And don`t connect anything to clocks yet! Clocks are of minor importance! This sh thing aka sheet and the beam are crucial.... Come on... try harder, I have already posted pics with similar contexts here. You should know me by now. :):)

Sh sh sh sh sh sh sh A hint - this object introduces a much nobler atmosphere than some primitive sheet.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
1 Apr 2019  #2,303
a shawl doesn` t resemble a sheet!!!

I was thinking along the lines that they are both used to cover something, as you said same things, different usage. I didn't think it was right anyway. But at least the car riddle is solved, yay!!

this object introduces a much nobler atmosphere

I will have to ponder, now I'm leaning toward royalty!

You should know me by now. :):)

Yes, you like to torture us all ;)
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
1 Apr 2019  #2,304
Torture, you say. Yes, it is a torture for your brains now but you will be grateful to me when old. . :)

Hint - you mentioned covering something. Yes, but this something is often treated as somebody at the same time. How is it possible?

Hint 2 - you mentioned royalty. No, the situation when this sh object is used is much more significant than royalty. Actually, royalty practically means nothing in contact with the object.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
1 Apr 2019  #2,305
it is a torture for your brains now but you will be grateful to me when old. . :)

I think the Alzheimers has already set in :)

but this something is often treated as somebody at the same time

Is it a shroud?
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
1 Apr 2019  #2,306
Yes, it is a shroud! Now, the beam!

BTW, what is the most famous shroud in the world called?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,605
1 Apr 2019  #2,307
Ok, I think I might, just might, have got this. The time is Easter and it's the resurrection of Jesus. The beam is part of the cross, and the Shroud of Turin is what Jesus is believed by some to have been buried in. In any case, the burial shroud is representative of his death. If I'm right then hallelujah!!!!
OP pawian 153 | 8,460
1 Apr 2019  #2,308
YES, HALLELUJAH!! You are smart. :)
The symbolic graves of Jesus are popular in Polish churches during Easter , first his figure is enshrouded, then it "resurrects"/ vanishes.

Now the clocks mystery should be easy to guess. What is their meaning?

A new riddle before I go to sleep:

What is going to happen?



OP pawian 153 | 8,460
1 Apr 2019  #2,310
Yes, how did you know? :) Delph, you are too fast! you force me to dig up another photo, instead of allowing me to turn in. I hope this time more difficult to gain me time - I have to make up for my sleep deficit at last:

What and where?





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