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OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,761
The markings on the plane aren`t original. During the war the plane flew in a Canadian squadron, later it played a role in the film Battle of Britain and Poland bought it in 1977. The current insignia relate to the Polish 308 Squadron which used this type, Mk.XVIE, at the end of the war.

you been to the Krakow museum to take that picture?

One of my fav museums in Poland, combat planes were always my hobby, the ceiling of my bedroom was cluttered with models.

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dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,762
planes were always my hobby

Do you fly at all?
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,763
No, of course not - I suffer from height anxiety. Whenever on the roof of a scyscraper, Iike in Manhattan, I never looked down.

Next riddle from the museum:



dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,764
Next riddle

Pzl Polish fighter WWII

I suffer from height anxiety.

That's a shame check this out , they let you take control if you have a twin rating or above, very scary and freaky

migflug.com/flights-prices/fly-mig-29-in-russia/

Only in Russia 4th gen fighter experience wow

Hey lets give the other guys a chance with the pics , have you others
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,765
Pzl Polish fighter WWII

Yes, the one used in 1939, Though slower and worse armed, it was a problem for Germans.

Ok, this is the last plane and most difficult:

This one is tricky. Why?



dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,766
This one is tricky. Why?

Complete guess douglas dc3 american, polish air force insignia 1930 40 ?
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,767
Sorry, no. I said it was tricky.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,768
Lisunov Li-2T

but its still a dc3 built under license in Russia
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,769
Yes!

That`s why I said it was tricky.

OK, you wanted to change the topic. Do you have anything specific in mind or you don`t care? What else are you good at?
dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,770
I think its good to involve the others instead of dolno subjects, I guess we have already done architectural stuff errm , boats, trains, tourist spots, famous poles could be sportsmen etc
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,771
You say boats. Ok, I will try to dig up something although boats weren`t my cup of coffee unless they are warships.

What is it?



OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,773
Sorry, no. Besides, you should provide more details.
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,775
No, Jonnhy, you should read the previous posts to know we are talking about boats, especially warships.

Hint - this a warship.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,776
What is it?

Dunno but I am googling warships like mad.
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,777
Another hint - it is a Polish one and located in Poland.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,656
29 Jun 2019  #2,778
I've seen that one, it's in Gdynia. ORP Błyskawica, a destroyer.
It's now a museum ship but was in the Polish Navy I think.
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,779
Yes! There were two destroyers, Burza (Storm) and Błyskawica (Lightning). I managed to visit Storm before it was scrapped in 1970s.

Next ship



dolnoslask 5 | 2,450
29 Jun 2019  #2,780
Next ship

SS Sołdek , saw it while looking for last ship , educational this malarky thats for sure
Chemikiem 6 | 1,656
29 Jun 2019  #2,781
one more: of communists` reign in Poland.

I looked at it on my mobile and could see the lettering a little better. It says something like ' special edition on occasion of 40th anniversary of communist reign in Poland. Obviously someone had a perverse sense of humour! Especially given that communist rule wasn't yet over. I'm still missing something though, and I can't find out anything about it online.
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
29 Jun 2019  #2,782
SS Sołdek ,

Yes, Sołdek was the first ship built in Poland after WW2. That was some achievement because the shipping industry had been completely destroyed.

I'm still missing something though, and I can't find out anything about it online.

Ok, so the riddle is: who did it? Why did they do it? What was the historical background of their motives? :):)

It is available in Polish version. I always suspected you know a little Polish after all.
Chemikiem 6 | 1,656
30 Jun 2019  #2,783
I have been doing a little reading :) Those solidarity banknotes ( and also stamps ) were produced in PRL times and issued by underground publishing houses. They were educational ( and patriotic ) in that they perfectly demonstrated the values and beliefs of that period in time. I think maybe they served as a reminder for future generations not to forget the struggles of the past. The publishing houses contributed to the struggle for an independent Republic. I am not sure about the notes, but the stamps also provided funds for individual organisations to help those repressed and imprisoned by the communist regime.

The 40 year period on the Reagan banknote shows the date of PKWN announcement ( yay I was right!) and it's 40th anniversary on 22.7.1984. The reverse side of the note says ' only for communists '.

I found lots of examples of those banknotes, e.g Pope John Paul II, with detailed explanations, but not your second banknote. That one I found only on auction sites, or sites that as soon as a page was opened I got error 404 and the like. Incidentally, do you have more than just the two displayed?

I always suspected you know a little Polish after all.

Just a little ;)
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
30 Jun 2019  #2,784
Yes, your explanation counts as a full point!
Indeed, underground parody banknotes issued by banned Solidarity as communists weren`t able to track down and arrest all activists. Reagan banknote refers to the economic sanctions that US administration imposed on the communist regime - no more loans!

The second note features Rakowski, a former chief editor of a political magazine, who was a vice Prime Minister at the time. He was hated by most Poles because he officially supported martial law and abused Wałęsa.

I have no more in my collection of photos but as you said, there were many of them, you probably saw this site below.

Anybody interested, check them here:
andrzejewski.siedlce.pl/banknoty.html

trains,

Where was the picture taken?



Chemikiem 6 | 1,656
30 Jun 2019  #2,785
you probably saw this site below.

Yep, that's the one!
OP pawian 154 | 8,546
30 Jun 2019  #2,787
Yes, Wenecja. And where does the railway lead to?



OP pawian 154 | 8,546
30 Jun 2019  #2,789
Yes. We left the car in Żnin, visited Wenecja and Biskupin and came back.

Dolnosląsk asked me to show trains and I wanted to satisfy that request. The problem is that all trains I could present are narrow gauge from different parts of Poland so it doesn`t make much sense. I have never been into trains, the last time I travelled on a real train was when I was a teenager.

So

boats, trains, tourist spots, famous poles could be sportsmen etc

How about tourists spots from our vacations in Poland?

let`s start from the oldest ones:

This is a model and real building. What and where?







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