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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


OP pawian 176 | 14,293
22 Nov 2020 #361
No, pea soup isn`t served on those holidays. What kind of occassions can you have it on? What kind of soup is it?
delphiandomine 87 | 18,433
22 Nov 2020 #362
What kind of occassions can you have it on?

Could it be linked to the Armed Forces Day, not Corpus Christi? There's a place near Poznań which used to offer tank rides, and part of their 'offer' included grochówka afterwards. So, my guess would be that it was served at some military parade/display?
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
22 Nov 2020 #363
Yes, exactly, a military display and re -enactment event. Pea soup is generally considered a popular dish in the army due to its nutritious and filling effect.

The next riddle is about the images - how are they made?





Atch 17 | 3,342
23 Nov 2020 #364
still some guys claim Starka is whisky and the main point which proves it is the use of wooden barrels. Check this article

Thanks Pawian, very interesting - and not quite accurate on the part of the guy writing the article, especially when he claims that Poland was probably the first country in the world to age alcohol in barrels! I suppose you could say that Starka is a grain whiskey but Poloniusz's argument that the Poles and Lithuanians were producing malted spirits is incorrect as Starka was never malted. It's simply a hard liquor derived from grain. The Irish monks invented whiskey, the recipes and techniques found their way to Scotland via the Irish and that's that. Whiskey derived from 'usice' , 'uisce beatha' - the water of life as the monks named it.

I don't see what the issue is. Poland is famous for its vodka, Germany for its beer, France for its wine and cognac, Ireland and Scotland for 'prawdziwy' whiskey. Malted spirits happen to be unique to Ireland and Scotland.
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
23 Nov 2020 #365
not quite accurate on the part of the guy writing the article

I suspected that. :)

I don't see what the issue is.

As usual - forum rope pulling. hahaha
mafketis 24 | 9,076
23 Nov 2020 #366
The Irish monks invented whiskey,.... from 'usice' , 'uisce beatha' - the water of life as the monks named it.

which is where the name for Aquavit (sometimes rendered Okowita in Polish) comes from.

I happened to see a bit of documentary about the rise and fall and slow rebuilding of Irish whiskey... short story: the Irish invented it but the Scots were able to scale up production in a way that Ireland (with small batch fermentation) couldn't and so Irish whiskey went from world leader to niche product very quickly..

Personally I'm not crazy about most whisky (Scotch usually reminds me of what I imagine battery acid tastes like). I do like American bourbon (made from corn mash) though.
Atch 17 | 3,342
23 Nov 2020 #367
which is where the name for Aquavit (sometimes rendered Okowita in Polish) comes from.

Yes, in old Irish histories which were written in Latin, it's rendered as aqua vitae. First mention is in 1405 of a chieftain who appears to have died after a few too many whiskies :) but it's safe to say that it was being distilled for many centuries before that, the distillation process probably having come via Egypt like our harp and our pipes.

Scotch usually reminds me of what I imagine battery acid tastes like)

Try a drop of Bushmills. Irish whiskey is much smoother than Scotch. I'm not much of a drinker myself but I find Bushmills much nicer than Jamesons, the other famous Irish whiskey. It grieves me to acknowledge that, what with Bushmills being the 'Protestant' whiskey, but like George Washington, I cannot tell a lie ;)

As for Polish drinks, they have some really superb vodkas, but I think miód pitny (dwójniak) is truly delicious and a great Polish product that should be a lot better known around the globe. A little goes a long way though as it's quite sweet.
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
14 Dec 2020 #368
I have already mentioned it in another thread:



OP pawian 176 | 14,293
16 Dec 2020 #369
Another one:

In what kind of a museum can you see that item? :



mafketis 24 | 9,076
17 Dec 2020 #370
@pawian

airport exhibit of impounded contraband because it uses endangered species?
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
17 Dec 2020 #371
You are right except that airport - no, it is displayed in a regular Natural H. museum.

Now, it is the first time in the history of riddle threads that I don`t know what I am showing you. I took that pic at the pet exhibition. What is this species?



OP pawian 176 | 14,293
21 Dec 2020 #372
Who does this statue show?



Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
23 Dec 2020 #373
What is this species?

I think it is this:

ebird.org/species/sichor1

Who does this statue show?

Leszek Biały - High Duke of Poland 1186-1227
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
23 Dec 2020 #374
miód pitny (dwójniak) is truly delicious and a great Polish product that should be

Coz the last time it was truly advertised was in 13th century when Leszek the White refused to go on a crusade coz the Hole Land lacked his fav drinks, especially mead.

Leszek Biały - High Duke of Poland 1186-1227

yes, that`s him, assassinated with an arrow.

I think it is this:

Wow, thanks. What a beautiful name: silvery cheeked hornbill.

In this way, some old photos are still pending in post 347, 363, 368.

And a new one:
What and why special?



Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
23 Dec 2020 #375
some old photos are still pending in post 347, 363, 368.

I can't get the planes in 347. Can't even work out which country has the chequered marking on the tail of the silver plane! I'm not sure what you mean by how the images are made in post 363. Post 368 shows pickled/preserved green tomatoes. I can see some garlic in there, dill leaves? mustard seeds?

What and why special?

That is the skeleton of an ice-age European woolly Rhinoceros from about 21000 BC. The stuffed carcass and skeleton are exhibited next to each other in Kraków's Natural History Museum.
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
24 Dec 2020 #376
which country has the chequered marking

Let me help you - what colour is the marking??

how the images are made in post 363.

More exactly - what technology is used to make them.

pickled/preserved green tomatoes.

Yes!

the skeleton of an ice-age European woolly Rhinoceros

Yes!

Next one - what is this dish:



mafketis 24 | 9,076
24 Dec 2020 #377
... a valiant attempt to make leftover carp appetizing?
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
24 Dec 2020 #378
hahaha funny. You are close except it is not leftover but regular carp dish. What exactly? I already talked about it somewhere else.
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
24 Dec 2020 #379
I do like American bourbon (made from corn mash) though.

I got it, too, in 2019 I suppose, but it is the same perfume as whisky. I still have it, half full.



OP pawian 176 | 14,293
24 Dec 2020 #381
hahaha it is past midnight, we decided not to go to Pasterka this year, so after we have eaten all 12 dishes, sung all the carols, shared all the wafers, unpacked all presents etc etc we are free and everybody is doing what they like.
Cargo pants 2 | 659
25 Dec 2020 #382
not to go to Pasterka

Very smart choice,I cant stop my wife and daughter.So Dbl Grey goose for me tonight in front of xmas tree and music soon.
Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
26 Dec 2020 #383
what colour is the marking??

I think the silver plane is Polish. That checkerboard marking is normally red and white for Polish planes, but this one is black and white. Not sure why. I have no idea about the other plane. So many planes look the same to me.

what technology is used to make them.

They just look like pics most probably taken with a digital camera. Not sure if that is what you mean though.

what is this dish:

Carp with raisins and almonds.

I have no idea about the other plane

I could be wrong but it might be a PZL p.11c
Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
29 Dec 2020 #384
this one is black and white. Not sure why.

Was this plane a prototype and manufactured by PZL?
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
29 Dec 2020 #385
but this one is black and white.

No, it is red and white, but I took the photo against the sun.

Carp with raisins and almonds.

Of course, but what is the exact name of the dish?

PZL p.11c

Yes, very good.

Was this plane a prototype and manufactured by PZL?

Even better. What was its name exactly? In English. :):):)
Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
30 Dec 2020 #386
I took the photo against the sun.

Why am I not surprised......................

what is the exact name of the dish?

Karp po żydowsku?

What was its name exactly? In English. :):):)

I think it could be a PZL.50a Jastrząb ( hawk )
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
30 Dec 2020 #387
Yes - ala Jewish. My mum taught me how to cook it - she had a lot of contacts with Jewish ladies who decided to stay in Poland after WW2.

Yes, Hawk! The war came too early and that modern plane didn`t take part in it.

What is it about that surprise??? :) It is a riddle whcih I can`t solve......

I clipped this photo a bit but you should know what it is.

.



Chemikiem 7 | 2,371
30 Dec 2020 #388
you should know what it is.

It's very obviously part of a submarine 😂

I need to think about this.....

It is a riddle whcih I can`t solve......

Oh I'm sure you know exactly what I mean....
OP pawian 176 | 14,293
30 Dec 2020 #389
It's very obviously part of a submarine

Of course I clipped it so that it looked like that. You know but you are playing with us now. Cruel you.

what I mean..

aaah, did you mean I take photos in all circumstances and conditions?

Meanwhile:
what is it?



OP pawian 176 | 14,293
30 Dec 2020 #390
They just look like pics most probably taken with a digital camera

Taken, yes. But not developed in the traditional way that old photos were or digital ones are today. Simply speaking, what are the pics made of?


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