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OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,521
Yes, but you should provide the place where the flag is exhibited today,and not the place of its origin, in case someone wanted to see it. .
dolnoslask 5 | 2,423
17 May 2019  #2,522
where the flag is exhibited today,

Jesus pawian give me a break I am doing my best don't forget I am part of the lost/exiled army I returned after 50 years, just amazes me here that no one apart from you seems to know about our Easter tradition the food and what it represents. Delph ad no clue but he has lived here for years!!!!

But hey , you know about Lukasz ?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,523
give me a break I am doing my best

Come on, you were able to provide the place where this unique flag was woven but can`t do it with the place of current exhibition? It is amazing! Admit you are playing games with me/us! :):)

Yes, I know Ciepliński, he gave the idea for making that flag.

Delph

Not all Poles do it. Read some Polish blogs or other fora, quite many people admit they don`t know this tradition.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,423
17 May 2019  #2,524
Admit you are playing games with me/us! :):)

How ? flag and Lukas were woven in the same place that;s for sure , what you did with the flag or whatever after 1939 is a mystery to me .

quite many people admit they don`t know this tradition.

Oh dear, gypsies , migrants ?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,525
what you did with the flag or whatever after 1939

No, the flag came into being in 1943. If you were able to find out where it is from, then it should be a piece of cake to learn where it is now. It is one of the most valuable items there. We are talking about the original.

OK, whether you are playing or not, let`s wait with this flag.

and another one:
and remember, we are still in Krakow



backtothefuture - | 22
17 May 2019  #2,526
no one apart from you seems to know about our Easter tradition the food and what it represents

well Dolno, I've been living in Poland all my life and this is the first time I hear that the Easter basket is meant to represent anything, maybe apart from the eggs which are an obvious symbol of new life. I've always thought that it's the basics staple, supposed to carry you through the next year. Bread and salt are obvious and are used at weddings too, eggs I've already mentioned, kiełbasa as a luxury to be had after the long Lent, and the napkin on top just so the food wouldn't get dirty and for the basket to look nice. And horseradish, because it goes into the Easter barszcz. Neither of my grandmas ever mentioned any symbolism, maybe it's a regional thing?
dolnoslask 5 | 2,423
17 May 2019  #2,527
and remember, we are still in Krakow

Yeah and its in the krakow museum, being skilled in the use of the polish Szable on horseback there is no way that this sword could be drawn while riding , so I can only pass on this one.

No, the flag came into being in 1943.

True but it represents the home army and the actions of Ciepliński,
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,528
Neither of my grandmas ever mentioned any symbolism, maybe it's a regional thing?

No, that is the old religious tradition behind Easter basket - the presence of staple products was backed with the faith context.

Read this simple guide
polishamericancenter.org/SwieconkaBasket.htm
dolnoslask 5 | 2,423
17 May 2019  #2,529
I've been living in Poland all my life and this is the first time I hear that the Easter basket

Cool, I'm from the II republic, this stuff was taught to me in Polish sunday school in the UK.

Like the Chrzan that is in the basket represents the passion of Christ.

Oh dear I am backward, I still use the ustemp and not the toiletta

Read this simple guide

Thanks pawian I thought I was going mad.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,530
Yeah and its in the krakow museum,

The flag is exhibited in the AK Museum, while the horse in the National Museum, both in Krakow.

OOOkey, now I see I made it too difficult. Sorry. Let`s change it.

And let`s change the rules a little, too. First of all, provide the name of the city. If possible, also the museum and a short story/context of the exhibit:



backtothefuture - | 22
17 May 2019  #2,531
I thought I was going mad.

You're not going mad, it's probably one of the things that Polonia abroad has preserved while they have faded into oblivion in Poland. Anyway, I've learnt something new :)

Pawian's last riddles are too difficult for me so I've got an easy, more feminine one.
What, what for and when?



OP pawian 159 | 9,492
17 May 2019  #2,532
Cool, I'm from the II republic, this stuff was taught to me in Polish sunday school in the UK.

Well, it is an interesting issue. You lived in GB where you attended that Polish school not to forget about Poland. And it gave wonderful effects, indeed. But you remembered it because you thought it was indispensable so that you wouldn`t lose your nationality. However, Poles who actually live in Poland meet such stuff every day anywhere and they don`t need to know/remember it all to feel truly Polish. They don`t fear becoming expats in their own country - they just pack their baskets and go to church, young and old, from 1 to 100, I took hundreds of pics of them. So, don`t blame Poles for not remembering such details as what horseradish represents. Which is better - learn the theory about Poland in a foreign school or actually put it in practice in Poland? :):)

so I've got an easy, more feminine one.

Yes, feminine indeed. :)
dolnoslask 5 | 2,423
17 May 2019  #2,533
Thanks guys its been fun but wifey just came down and asked why I am not in bed, will catch up tomorrow its been fun. and I have learned a few things.
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,462
18 May 2019  #2,534
Isn't that used for floating down a river after it's lit up? I forget the name of the holiday though
backtothefuture - | 22
18 May 2019  #2,535
@Dirk diggler
Yes, half a point for you! I said it would be easy. Now, who's going to get the other half and give the day?
Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
18 May 2019  #2,536
Noc Kupały at midsummer. Isn't it some sort of romantic thing?The women put the wreaths in the river and the men might try and catch them?
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
18 May 2019  #2,537
Noc Kupały at midsummer.

In Krakow it bears another name and I think backto wanted you to guess it.

Museum series continued.
Hey, I have just had a new idea. Let`s talk about Polish art: Which famous painting does this fragment belong to?



backtothefuture - | 22
18 May 2019  #2,538
Noc Kupały at midsummer.

Correct. And yes, it's romantic and lovely. Only unmarried girls are supposed to float the wreaths, the men catch them and then they live happily ever after. A very old pagan tradition. Noc Kupały is the old pagan name, later ofc renamed to noc świętojańska (St. John's Night), in Kraków they call it something else - wianki. Simplicity rules.

I think backto wanted you to guess it.

not really, I don't live in Kraków, I consider it a friendly city but it still is a bit, you know, foreign - I remember visiting Kraków when I was maybe 13 or 14, I saw this sign saying "laczki w podworcu" and I was totally perplexed, might as well be written in Chinese.

Which famous painting does this fragment belong to?

It's been only 5 hours so I'll wait till tomorrow.

Anyway, see how pretty it looks.



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
19 May 2019  #2,539
in Kraków they call it something else - wianki.

I should have known that, I mentioned it earlier in the thread about another riddle, but for some reason I didn't connect the two!

Which famous painting does this fragment belong to?

That would be Rejtan by Jan Matejko :)

see how pretty it looks.

It does indeed :)

@ Pawian, Is that supposed to be some sort of camouflaged car/primitive tank in post 2530? I can't make out exactly what it's supposed to be!
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,540
It's been only 5 hours so I'll wait till tomorrow.

It is so noble of you.

That would be Rejtan by Jan Matejko :)

Exactly, displayed in Krakow. The gold coin on the floor is one of many used by Russian diplomats to bribe Polish aristocrats and szlachta to agree to the partition of Poland. Feking traitors! :):)

Pawian, Is that supposed to be some sort of camouflaged car/primitive tank in post 2530?

Yes,it is. Actually, it is a replica, so there are two exhibits like that in two seperate museums in certain city.

What is the full painting called?



Ironside 48 | 9,704
19 May 2019  #2,541
Actually, it is a replica, so there are two exhibits like that in two seperate museums in certain city.

A armored car 'Kubus' build by AK during the Warsaw battle called sometimes uprising I 1944. Museum of Warsaw uprising and Polish Army Museum both located in Warsaw.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,542
Yes, perfect. I see you are an expert on weaponry. How about a few more museum riddles with that motive?
E.g.,
Where can you see this?



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
19 May 2019  #2,543
What is the full painting called?

That is the Battle of Grunwald ( Tannenburg ) by Matejko. I've seen it and it's on display in Warsaw.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,544
Yes, full big point!

How about this one:



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
19 May 2019  #2,545
Kościuszko at the Battle of Racławice. Again by Matejko.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,546
By Matejko again.

Wow, you are simply amazing, how do you do it without a single drop of blood in your veins? :):)

What is exactly happening in the painting?



Chemikiem 6 | 1,916
19 May 2019  #2,547
how do you do it without a single drop of blood in your veins? :):)

Actually, I have quite a few litres ;)

I'll have a think about this one.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,548
Oh, I forgto to rwite Polihs blood. Sorry.
Ironside 48 | 9,704
19 May 2019  #2,549
What is exactly happening in the painting?

Battle of Samossiera - the Polish Chevau-légers of the Imperial Guard attacking Spanish guns.
OP pawian 159 | 9,492
19 May 2019  #2,550
Yes, beautiful! The charge of the Polish light cavalry was so incredible that immediately after it French officers started begging Poles who survived the attack to testify they also had taken part in it. :)

Yes, but don`t forget to try to guess that Nazi sign riddle.

Polish art riddles:

What is the complete painting called?





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