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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


pawian 161 | 9,907
30 Sep 2019  #1
Pictures from Poland and more.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
1 Oct 2019  #2
Chemikiem
My reply to your last riddle got lost during part 2 thread creation so let me repeat: those are exhibits in the Armament Museum in Poznań.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
3 Oct 2019  #3
Not sure why the other photo riddle thread was closed, but as usual, you are correct.

Where can these figures be found, what are they, and who was the designer/sculptor?





OP pawian 161 | 9,907
3 Oct 2019  #4
Not sure why the other photo riddle thread was closed,

Simple - it got too big and started damaging the forum`s algorithm. But it wasn`t moved to Archive, it is still visible in my thread list.

Where can these figures be found, what are they, and who was the designer/sculptor?

Without googling: I remember this sad but beautiful monument from Wrocław, located in a small park. The theme is Katyń Massacre. As for the sculptor, I had to google him - Tchórzewski.





Philip 666 - | 36
3 Oct 2019  #5
I claim half a point for: Angel of death
The monument does make you think and is also difficult to photograph.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
3 Oct 2019  #6
@Philip 666

Of course, Phil. - you get a point.

So, Chemikiem has taken us to Wrocław and made me open the folder with photos:

What is this make and model which I used to drive a few decades ago?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
4 Oct 2019  #7
sad but beautiful monument from Wrocław, located in a small park.

Yes, it is indeed beautiful, and haunting in its own way. Not easily forgotten. Points for both you and Philip. It is located in Juliusz Słowacki Park.

Angel of death

Yes, and the female figure is Katyń Pieta, matron of the homeland, holding one of the Katyń victims.
It is indeed difficult to photograph, to get the monument in its entirety in the frame. I have a couple more pictures where I was stood behind the female figure with the Angel of Death in front, but they don't do the monument justice.

I can see I will need to be careful what I set as riddles now, Pawian knows all about Kraków, Warsaw and Zakopane, and you are the Wrocław expert! Nice to have someone else interested in this thread, please keep contributing!

make and model

I already want to shoot you!! It doesn't look to be any of the Fiat models. Can't quite make out what the badge on the grille says. Was it imported for the Polish market? This will take time I think............
Looker - | 1,022
4 Oct 2019  #8
It doesn't look to be any of the Fiat models

Yes, it does! It's the Italian Fiat 127 (sorry for cracking the riddle for you)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_127
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
4 Oct 2019  #9
It's the Italian Fiat 127

Congrats!! I thought I'd looked at all the Fiat models, because they're pretty unmistakable, but I couldn't find one that had a grille on the front! Well done, keep contributing, it's nice to have more people on the thread :)
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
4 Oct 2019  #10
I seriously need to think about some tougher riddles, but in the meantime where can these be found?





OP pawian 161 | 9,907
4 Oct 2019  #11
Pawian knows all about Kraków, Warsaw and Zakopane,

It`s easier to say which cities I don`t know: I have never visited Szczecin, Lublin and Rzeszów. Here is your chance. :)

Can't quite make out what the badge on the grille says.

it is an old FIAT badge.

Yes, 127p. I had a red one.,

but in the meantime where can these be found?

Those are murals in the underground passage in Gdańsk, the one near the police station. Below:





Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
4 Oct 2019  #12
It`s easier to say which cities I don`t know:

I only have a choice of three? :( :(

it is an old FIAT badge.

Aha, I googled Fiat badges too, to be thorough, but I didn't see one like the one in the photo.

Those are murals in the underground passage in Gdańsk

Of course they are!
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
4 Oct 2019  #13
Only three. Sorry. I have visited all other important ones in my lifetime.

Old badge - google Fiat badge from 1970s.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
4 Oct 2019  #14
This will be too easy.....

Where is this?



OP pawian 161 | 9,907
4 Oct 2019  #15
Not so easy , I had to check out all fortresses in Poland before I found out they are fortifications in Zamość. :)P) I forgot to add Zamość to my no-visit places in Poland.

How about my fortress?









Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
5 Oct 2019  #16
How about my fortress?

Prussian, hence the headgear. It is Gerhard Fortress in Świnoujście.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
5 Oct 2019  #17
What is this and where is it?



OP pawian 161 | 9,907
5 Oct 2019  #18
Fallen leaves, elderly people, the gate design, the small building behind it, the asphalt path with street lamps and the trees suggest it is a local cemetery around 1st November. People are visiting it to clean the tombstones before the holiday. Or afterwards. But where, I have no idea.

In a place I have never visited? :):)): Lublin, Rzeszów, Zamość, Szczecin? :):) It must be Zamosc - you visited it in autumn.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
6 Oct 2019  #19
suggest it is a local cemetery around 1st November

Very observant of you, I'm pretty sure it was October 31st. Lots of stalls selling flowers as is customary for that time of year. You haven't been there before and I'm afraid it isn't Zamość. I have visited other places in Autumn too :) I passed it and photographed the unusual looking gateway as I was on my way to visit another place alongside it. There has already been a riddle about this other place alongside it. Now I am sure you will get the answer.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
6 Oct 2019  #20
So it must be Lublin or Rzeszów.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
6 Oct 2019  #21
What are those graphic symbols around the medieval fight scene?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
7 Oct 2019  #22
Lublin or Rzeszów.

It is indeed one of them :)

graphic symbols

I was never very good at this type of thing! The Polish eagle is there although it looks a bit different these days.Plus there's a black one too. The letters in the painting and to the right are puzzling, no idea what they stand for. There is a key at the bottom, key to the kingdom? I don't know. A bull, often associated with Poland, crossed swords and a castle with an open door. The crosses are another puzzle. I think I need help!
Philip 666 - | 36
7 Oct 2019  #23
I'll try this. Flags, banners belonging to the Szlachta.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
7 Oct 2019  #24
It is indeed one of them :)

I can`t locate it so my random guess is Lublin.

crossed swords and a castle with an open door. The crosses

think of them as a group, not seperate items.

I'll try this. Flags, banners belonging to the Szlachta.

You are very close but you need to change one detail.

Clue: where is the fighting scene inside from?
Chemikiem 6 | 2,054
8 Oct 2019  #25
Lublin.

Correct. It is the cemetery right next to Majdanek.

where is the fighting scene inside from?

Is it The Battle of Grunwald? Some of those crosses and black eagle belong to Teutonic Knights, so are the symbols from both the Polish-Lithuanian army and Order of Teutonic Knights?
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
8 Oct 2019  #26
Yes, Grunwald. And onlyTeutonic Order flags. They were captured by Poles and exhibited in Wawel for centuries. Today they keep copies.

Read Polish and English wiki
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banderia_Prutenorum

What is going on?



Ziemowit 12 | 3,588
9 Oct 2019  #27
Some ancient pagan festivity incorporated into Christianity later on?
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
9 Oct 2019  #28
Yes, exactly. How did you know? Now it is enough to say which festivity it is. A few answers are possible.
Philip 666 - | 36
9 Oct 2019  #29
i think this is connected with marriage customs, especially in the countryside.
OP pawian 161 | 9,907
9 Oct 2019  #30
YES, I think so too. A floral welcome gate for newlyweds.

What is the event now?





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