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Poland in photo riddles


OP pawian 161 | 9,968
14 Jul 2019  #2,851
Yes, looks like a boat but it is a restaurant on the shore. At least it was in 2012. Yes, picture 2840 belongs to Bieszczady series. Any ideas?

Where were we?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
15 Jul 2019  #2,852
Museum of Bieszczady National Park in Ustrzyki Dolne.

Any ideas?

No idea!
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
15 Jul 2019  #2,853
Yes, museum. Point, of course. :)

As for picture 2840, as a hint I will show you another picture which I took at the same time: it hasn`t happened here yet - to solve one riddle, you need to cope with another first.

Who are they, what are they doing and why?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
15 Jul 2019  #2,854
Tourists/hikers carrying sticks to aid walking. Maybe looking for somewhere to set up camp? Grass is longish, whereas in the other pic it looks freshly mown/cut. One of them is holding a small rectangular object, camera or mobile? But I can't make out what it is. Can't work out anything else from pics......I get the feeling this could be a long and painful riddle.....
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
16 Jul 2019  #2,855
Can't work out anything else from pics......I get the feeling

Good you mentioned feeling. Now look at the guys. How are they feeling? When do HUMANS feel like that? The guy with a rectangular object - it can be a camera or a mobile - what is he doing and why?

In the meantime: what 20th century piece of Polish literature and its film adaptation is well reminded of by this modern picture?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
17 Jul 2019  #2,856
They look happy and/or pleased to see something/someone? They've seen something they like?
The guy is taking a picture of whatever it is for memories or because it's something unusual?
I have no idea about the lorry containing logs.
I might need more clues :(
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,857
Yes! The first two lines of your post are fully correct.
Now, look again at the photo in 2840. Were the men enthusiastic after seeing the boy`s back? Of course not. Where is the boy sitting that caused such enthusiasm?

As for the lorry. It was first a short story, quite known, by a very famous author who is cult today. The story was later adapted into a film under a different title. The plot is connected with what you see in our riddle.

This is a scene from it:







Joker 1 | 1,116
17 Jul 2019  #2,858
Who are they, what are they doing and why?

4 hippies wandering around in the woods searching for their lost bong?
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,859
Well, I wouldn`t say hippies but hipsters. And they were enthusiastic. Why? Hint - not because they found the lost bong. Check picture in post 2840 which was taken at the same time.
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,860
In the meanwhile:

What is the hiker eating after a strenuous climb?



mafketis 20 | 7,331
17 Jul 2019  #2,861
An unwary marmot (świstak) he came across during the climb?
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,862
hahaha was the marmot alive or dead when the man found it? :)

sorry, we are talking Bieszczady mountains, while marmots live in the Tatras.
Hint: look at his both hands.
Dougpol1 30 | 3,066
17 Jul 2019  #2,863
a short story, quite known, by a very famous author who is cult today.

At first I thought it was a version of the Wages of Fear - but that's French....
Is that Klaus Kinski in one of the pics? Obviosly not, as he didn't speak Polish...
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,864
Wages of Fear? How they transport nitroglycerine?
No, although our film is also about transporting stuff which can be dangerous as a few characters die. But as guys in the film are tough, they persist and do their fekking duty.
Dougpol1 30 | 3,066
17 Jul 2019  #2,865
our film is also about transporting stuff which can be dangerous as a few characters die

I wonder which story came first?
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,866
The French book and film were earlier.
But! The author who is cult today didn` t make anything up - in 1950 he had really experienced what he later put down onto paper.

Yet, some critics in Poland did accuse the author of plagiarism of Wages of Fear.
Now it is easy to find out all the titles.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
17 Jul 2019  #2,867
Where is the boy sitting

All I can see is that it's made of wood. Part of a cabin? Their accommodation? Pleased to see it after a long hike?

I have no idea about the film.

What is the hiker eating

Something out of a can that looks disgusting.........like a grub almost :(
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
17 Jul 2019  #2,868
Ok, I will relieve this pain before going to bed. :)

The man is eating luncheon meat from a tin. It is not disgusting, quite tasty, I like it myself. :)

The film is The Dead Men`s Depot while the book is Next to Paradise by Marek Hłasko.

The enthusiastic men mystery is in the first photo below.
The other photo presents the next riddle:

What can you see exactly?


  • Bieszczady narrow gauge attraction


Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
17 Jul 2019  #2,869
luncheon meat

Awful stuff :(

The entusiastic men mystery is in the first photo.

A train! At last! I wouldn't have got it I'm afraid, nor the book and film.

What can you see exactly?

A log cabin with a wooden woman sat on a bench holding a broom. A bucket under one of the windows.Looks as if it's somewhere for storage?
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
18 Jul 2019  #2,871
A log cabin with wooden woman sat on bench holding a broom. A bucket under one of the windows. somewhere for storage?

Hmm. yes, exactly, however, you described only the superficial sight/view. You should look more carefully, our eyes are always misleading us. We are looking but we can`t see,

A hint is a question - what can you do with this structure? I mean you as an average tourist who is visiting Bieszczady.

Sorry, Doug, no. Don`t you remember the witch`s hut was made of gingerbread and various cakes? :)
mafketis 20 | 7,331
18 Jul 2019  #2,872
was the marmot alive or dead when the man found it?

alive but unwary.... then lunch
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
18 Jul 2019  #2,873
In the meantime

What public institution is housed in that structure?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
19 Jul 2019  #2,874
what can you do with this structure?

Go inside it, photograph it.
Is it somewhere to keep animals? Or another mountain shelter perhaps?

It also looks to be a bit small, or the scale is off, maybe that's just my eyes though! I still feel that I'm missing something obvious but there are no other visual clues other than the wooden cabin.
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
19 Jul 2019  #2,875
Go inside it, photograph it.

Out of these two, only one is possible. Why if the door to the woodshed is open? :)

t also looks to be a bit small, or the scale is off, maybe that's just my eyes though!

Close.... :):)

there are no other visual clues other than the wooden cabin.

Another visual; clue



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
19 Jul 2019  #2,876
only one is possible.

You can't go inside it because it is a model/miniature wood cabin?
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
19 Jul 2019  #2,877
Yeeees. Look at the grass or bushes behind, they are disproportionately bigger than they should be. :)

I have a few such photos from Bieszczady churches: Donation for the church and postcards around. Why?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
20 Jul 2019  #2,878
Because the church in Równia needs some repairs and its upkeep is expensive? Of course it won't be this at all ;)Your postcards are all of the same church.
OP pawian 161 | 9,968
20 Jul 2019  #2,879
Because the church in Równia needs some repairs and its upkeep is expensive?

You are talking about donations? But the question is about postcards. What is their purpose?
Chemikiem 6 | 2,060
20 Jul 2019  #2,880
You are talking about donations?

Obviously I have got the wrong end of the stick. I read this:

Donation for the church

And thought donations were needed. OK, I will think about the postcards because it is far too obvious that you might be advocating tourism in Bieszczady ;)

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