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Poland in photo riddles


Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
2 Aug 2019  #2,941
Did you recognise the building?

Wawel castle. At Dinoland? Strange.

No idea about the other model.
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
2 Aug 2019  #2,942
Ok, I forgot, it wasn`t Dinoland but Miniature Park near Ogrodzieniec Castle.

As for the other model, here`s another view
It is a very known place in Poland.



Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
3 Aug 2019  #2,943
Is it a replica of Jasna Gora sanctuary at Częstochowa?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
3 Aug 2019  #2,944
Yes, exactly! :):)

What is the elderly lady doing?



OP pawian 161 | 9,938
4 Aug 2019  #2,947
You mean she is giving her magic powers to the spring with water which will work wonders?

Sorry, no.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
4 Aug 2019  #2,948
Looks like somewhere to keep the water cool? Is she putting her hand in there to see how cool it feels inside?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
4 Aug 2019  #2,949
Yes, exactly, it is an outdoor basement, we keep there various things not to clutter the house.

This courtyard belongs to which famous institution?



OP pawian 161 | 9,938
11 Aug 2019  #2,951
Yes. very good, it wasn`t so easy. :) Collegium Maius, the oldest university building in Poland.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collegium_Maius

What was going on?



mafketis 20 | 7,327
11 Aug 2019  #2,952
some test like practice (próbna) matura?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
11 Aug 2019  #2,953
Yes, a mock exam. :) Why was one phone seperated from the group?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
11 Aug 2019  #2,955
hahaha yes, exactly. But don`t judge too fast. :)

What is it?



Lenka 3 | 1,547
11 Aug 2019  #2,956
Failed irregular verbs :)
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
11 Aug 2019  #2,957
Yes, exactly. Some students are not able to master them, although before high school, they have to take tests in irregular verbs a few times in elementary and junior high schools.

What is it?



Lenka 3 | 1,547
11 Aug 2019  #2,958
Yes, exactly. Some students are not able to master them, although before high school

I saw it often enough on my own tests so I should know:)

I have no idea about the new pic...
Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
11 Aug 2019  #2,959
What is it?

Not sure yet, but is the chain broken? It looks like it should be longer and hook around that pin type thing next to the man's hand.

It's not something for hanging hats on is it?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
12 Aug 2019  #2,960
This riddle works on two levels -
1. What is it exactly?
2. What is its symbolicism?

Hints:
Yes, for hanging but not hats.
Broken chain? not important.
What pin do you mean? This sth that the man is holding? It`s not a pin.
Who is the man?

Interesting fact: the glasses are real, not painted or carved.

:):)
Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
12 Aug 2019  #2,961
What pin do you mean?

It looks like the head of a drawing pin. I know it isn't but can't think of the word I want at the moment.

Who is the man?

Is it Nachman of Breslov, founder of Breslov Hasidic movement and great grandson of Israel Ben Eliezar ( Ba'al Shem Tov )?
I still don't know what it is though.
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
13 Aug 2019  #2,962
Yes, he is of Jewish origin. That is a big help.

Hint: why should a countenance of a Jewish man be displayed in/at a Polish ...... ? Where, exactly?

It looks like the head of a drawing pin.

Aaah, the drawing pin? Do you think it is an alien addition to the whole item? No, it is its integral part.

Hint: the colour of the "pin" suggests its real nature. What exactly is it?
Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
13 Aug 2019  #2,963
Do you think it is an alien addition to the whole item? No, it is its integral part.

I knew that it was an integral part of the object, it looks as if the chain if it were long enough, should hook around that coin. I remembered this morning that I have seen something similar to this, but it was a painting. It is the 'lucky Jew'. You can buy statues, pictures etc in Poland as good luck charms for becoming rich. Apparently the sale of such objects became popular in the 1960s after the last wave of Jewish emigration from Poland.

Do you hang keys from your object? Other than that guess, I've no idea what it is.
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
13 Aug 2019  #2,964
Yes, a coin,.
Yes, a lucky Jew motive.
Yes, keys.
Very good. :):)

probably not in 1960s but after 1989. I didn`t see that stuff in communist times.

What is this exotic fruit and why am I showing it here?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
14 Aug 2019  #2,965
I think they are Aunt Molly's ground cherry ( Polish heirloom variety ), brought to Pennsylvania by Polish immigrants in the early 1800s. Are they tasty?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
14 Aug 2019  #2,966
Yes, it is. I had 3 bushes last year. I like the taste, sweet and sour, while my kids don`t. Spoiled brats.

Where was I standing?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
14 Aug 2019  #2,967
I like the taste, sweet and sour,

I read that they tasted of citrus. Aunt Molly's is also known as strawberry ground cherry which threw me a bit at first, as one would expect the fruits to be red, or to taste of strawberries.

I think your new pic will take a bit longer to guess........
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
14 Aug 2019  #2,968
No, it is a known place but a new perspective.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,057
15 Aug 2019  #2,969
I might be wrong, but is it somewhere in Gdańsk?
OP pawian 161 | 9,938
15 Aug 2019  #2,970
Nope. We visited Gdańsk in 2012 but this trip was afterwards. Gdańsk hasn`t got such ruins.




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