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Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
9 Jun 2019  #2,641
I forgot how to call those bricks that are used to make the ground. :):)

Just bricks of a contrasting colour I guess, I don't know what they're called either!
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
9 Jun 2019  #2,642
Cobble paving! Of course I knew the word but forgot. So, not a shadow but granite cobblestones.

Aaah, that was a real challenge. First I tried to google a statue of a soldier wearing traditional Polish military cap plus image of a plane on the ground and nothing! WTF? I had to return to your post and read the question again and voila: Who is it? If he was an anonymous soldier, you wouldn`t ask that question.

So, it is General Sikorski in Rzeszów, the image of the plane relates to his death in a mysterious plane crash which the British still don`t want to reveal their archives about.

Thanks a lot for that mental exercise. :):)

And apathetic. I am seeing this more and more on a daily basis. Sad, but there you go.

Me too and every year I am gettting more and more scared. Where is this world going to if it is going to the dogs so ostentaciously?

So, you have chosen to do monuments, statues etc. :):)

Here you are. I hope you know Cyrillic:



Dirk diggler 9 | 4,222
10 Jun 2019  #2,643
Yes, I know, but I forgot how to call those bricks that are used to make the ground.

It's called kostka in poland
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
10 Jun 2019  #2,644
Yes, of course, but I was writing in English, not Polish, and I forgot the English word. :):)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
10 Jun 2019  #2,645
Thanks a lot for that mental exercise. :):)

It strained your brain for all of about an hour before you got the answer :) My riddles are too easy damnit!

Where is this world going to if it is going to the dogs so ostentaciously?

I really don't want to think about it, although I'm sure each passing generation says exactly the same thing......

I hope you know Cyrillic:

Nope, but that statue is in Gdańsk. It is the Russian Soldiers Monument in memory of all those who died in the Sieges of Danzig, hence the 3 dates on the front.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
10 Jun 2019  #2,646
My riddles are too easy damnit!

That is normal. If you posted riddles about Britain, I would have similarly hard time.

although I'm sure each passing generation says exactly the same thing......

Yes, they have been saying O Tempora O Mores for a few hundred years now. :)

Nope, but that statue is in Gdańsk. It is the Russian Soldiers Monument in memory of all those who died in the Sieges of Danzig,

Yes! Damnit, my riddles are too easy!

Hmm, how about learning some Cyrillic? :):)

Only one question - why is it there?



Dirk diggler 9 | 4,222
11 Jun 2019  #2,647
Some bullshit about "our and your freedom"... Guess pravdas printing press was inoperable that day
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
12 Jun 2019  #2,648
You managed to translate the second part of the slogan - yet the first is more important to answer the question.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
12 Jun 2019  #2,649
why is it there?

As a reminder that people gave their lives for the freedom that we enjoy today? If I have translated it correctly, it means 'fallen'.
Reminds me of the recent D-Day celebrations, to honour those that gave their lives at Normandy for our freedom.
That second part of the slogan was commonly used in times when Polish soldiers fought in Independence movements. Za naszą i waszą wolność.
I might not be right but that is my best guess.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
12 Jun 2019  #2,650
Yes, very good, but why in Cyrillic??? Who exactly is meant?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
12 Jun 2019  #2,651
It's honouring those Soviet, Ukrainian and Polish soldiers that died in Polish-Soviet war? ( 1919-21 )
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
12 Jun 2019  #2,652
No, Bolsheviks didn`t fight for our freedom, quite the opposite. :)
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
12 Jun 2019  #2,653
Nope, I'm not going to get it I'm afraid :(
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,654
No, impossible, it is so obvious after translating the message which was the main part of the riddle.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,655
Think about the last pic and let`s change the topic - keeping to one theme is boring, I suppose.

Random pics, then.

Where can you touch this stuff?



Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
13 Jun 2019  #2,656
it is so obvious

Solidarność and the fall of Communism.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,657
Sorry, no. We must talk really seriously now. :):):) When and why was the Cyrillic used in Poland in the 20th century past Polish Soviet 1920 war?

Hint - can you see that design next to the slogan? What does it represent?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
13 Jun 2019  #2,658
I'm sure it is blindingly obvious to you, but not to me. Cyrillic would have been used in Russian Poland due to partitions, but after 1920 I just can't think. The design looks like a 'P' to me.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,659
Hint - the design is not made of letters, but of objects. Two objects combined together forever. What namely? :):) Another hint - read Dirk`s post carefully: polishforums.com/travel/poland-photo-riddles-25380/89/#msg1695190 -He was close but didn`t finish his thought.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,661
Yes, of course. Well..... who is it all about?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
13 Jun 2019  #2,662
I'm sure I will be wrong with this too. Lenin. If not him, then Stalin.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,663
No, Lenin didn`t fall for our and your fredom. :):):) He suffered from syphilis and died of a stroke.

Hint - when I said "past 1920" I did it to obfuscate another period when Cyrillic was common in Poland. Which?
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
13 Jun 2019  #2,664
I've given up even thinking about the freedom part of this. I have no idea whatsoever. Or I can't see the wood for the trees.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,665
You have been fighting very nobly so let me reward your pains - it is a part of the monument in the Red Army cemetery in Pszczyna. Cyrillic was introduced after WW2 when students had to start learning Russian at school. As for freedom issue, Soviets (and many Russians today) claimed they liberated Poland from German fascism, forgetting they had been Hitler`s exemplary allies in 1939-41.
Chemikiem 5 | 1,596
13 Jun 2019  #2,666
At last! That was painful for me! I should have realised about Cyrillic language because I have a couple of friends who learnt Russian at school. They came from south east Poland, as well as friends who had to learn German. I feel a bit stupid now! I also knew about the theoretical 'liberation' after the Warsaw uprising, but didn't make any connection there either. Guess this riddle wasn't so easy after all!

Now I will have to think about that object that looks like some type of gun.
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
13 Jun 2019  #2,667
I feel a bit

Please don`t. I also frequently have blackouts. All day yesterday I was thinking I needed to remember to take the broken chair to have it welded. Today morning, I naturally forgot about it.

Hint - not what but where is important! :):)
OP pawian 153 | 8,419
14 Jun 2019  #2,669
No, it isn`t. First, you should narrow down the place. Say what you see.
Joker 1 | 832
15 Jun 2019  #2,670
Random pics, then.

I never seen a square toilet before I went to Poland. lol

next pic is for Milo







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