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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
12 Feb 2021 #661
Once a teacher, always a teacher :))

Guilty as charged! I have to admit - part of me wishes that I was a history teacher instead. I do some elements of it, but it would be great to discuss all sorts of fascinating things about Polish history with kids.

As for this new riddle:

I wouldn't recommend going to the butcher shop here.



Chemikiem
13 Feb 2021 #662
I wouldn't recommend going to the butcher shop here.

My first guess probably isn't right as the answer seems a bit too easy. There is a village in northern Poland called Złe Mięso, is it that?

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C5%82e_Mi%C4%99so
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
13 Feb 2021 #663
Go away! It's not easy at all and you've just guessed it first time :D

How did you do this one?
Chemikiem
13 Feb 2021 #664
Just asked myself why someone wouldn't want to go to the butchers. Thought about bad meat ( after I had considered meat scandals in Poland first ), and wondered if there might just be a place with the name Złe Mięso.......lol
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
13 Feb 2021 #665
Thought about bad meat

You're right, you're definitely not thinking like everyone else :P

I thought you might have tried to track down the source of that horse meat scandal a few years ago, but nope :( The next one will be much more difficult, I promise!
Chemikiem
15 Feb 2021 #666
more difficult

Oh dear! I'm not going to get all of them that's for sure. Nice to see that this thread has really picked up as I was more or less the only participant for ages.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
15 Feb 2021 #667
I was pretty busy today, but just you wait, the next one is going to be fiendish :D

I still can't believe you got the last two :/
Paulina 10 | 1,809
20 Feb 2021 #668
I still can't believe you got the last two :/

Yeah, I'm already lost for words (of awe and praise)! ;D If Chemikiem was a police detective she'd probably solve every case :))

Next riddle :)

What is it, what is it all about and where?



Chemikiem
21 Feb 2021 #669
If Chemikiem was a police detective she'd probably solve every case :))

Not so sure about that Paulina! I'm getting a sinking feeling already looking at those dresses............
These type of riddles are harder. It took me a lot longer to get the fossilised egg one of yours than either one of Delphs. The dresses look to be part of an exhibition. Wedding dresses? None of them look to be particularly old either. Have to think some more about this one.
Paulina 10 | 1,809
21 Feb 2021 #670
@Chemikiem, yes, those are wedding dresses, they're brand new (or at least were when I took that photo lol) and it's part of an exhibition! :)) But where?
jon357 67 | 16,826
21 Feb 2021 #671
they're brand new

So I was wrong when I wondered if it was in Poznan...
Paulina 10 | 1,809
21 Feb 2021 #672
@jon357, yes, it wasn't in Poznań :)
Chemikiem
21 Feb 2021 #673
I was wrong when I wondered if it was in Poznan...

I thought that at first.There is a Museum of Historical Costume there, but these dresses looked too new to be a part of that.

But where?

There seems to be wedding fairs held all over Poland e.g at Targi Kielce amongst other venues:

targikielce.pl/en/about-us/news/fashionable-wedding-expo-on-the-horison,8136

I'm not so sure it's that though. There is also a huge wedding fair that takes place in Warsaw.
Paulina 10 | 1,809
21 Feb 2021 #674
e.g at Targi Kielce amongst other venues:

Yes, well done, that's exactly it! :)) It was a big wedding fair at Targi Kielce, with all the stuff needed for organising a wedding (plus a fashion show with the catwalk):





Lenka 3 | 2,630
21 Feb 2021 #675
Oh my, I fotgit it's English thread. Ups. Anyway

Hej, if you saw a young, innocent, naturally beautiful girl walking out from between trees you'd understand the poetry of that dress ;)
Paulina 10 | 1,809
21 Feb 2021 #676
@Lenka, yes, exactly, that's why I took that photo - because I liked it a lot too :))) I think it's inspired by the empire style.

@gumishu, it's a wedding dress, you silly :P It's not meant for walks in the woods... lol
Chemikiem
22 Feb 2021 #677
that's exactly it! :)

I'm surprised! Didn't think it would be that to be honest! I like the dress in the bottom picture too, very simple but beautiful style.
jon357 67 | 16,826
22 Feb 2021 #678
Where is it, and most importantly, why is it that shape?



Chemikiem
23 Feb 2021 #679
That is the palace in Dobrzyca which was built for Augustine Gorzeński. He was a Freemason and I think the palace was used as a meeting place for the Masonic lodge to which he belonged. The palace plan is in the shape of a T-square, which apparently is one of the most important symbols in Freemasonry. Having said that, other sources state that it is based on the letter 'L'. Or maybe that refers to two of the wings, I'm not sure.
jon357 67 | 16,826
23 Feb 2021 #680
The palace plan is in the shape of a T-square,

Exactly that!

It's a museum now and very worth visiting.
Chemikiem
25 Feb 2021 #681
It's a museum now

Yes, I read about it, the Polish Landed Gentry Museum. There is a permanent Freemasonry exhibition there which sounds interesting! The interior looks beautiful and it's set in a landscape park too. If I was in the area I would definitely stop off for a visit. Travelling seems a long way off at the moment though :(
jon357 67 | 16,826
25 Feb 2021 #682
There is a permanent Freemasonry exhibition there

It was set up (and the house restored) by the same person who organised the big exhibition at the Muzeum Narodowy.

It's a lovely area, some nice places to visit in the region, like Wrzesnia. The palace gardens are a nice place to spend time in.

Travelling seems a long way off at the moment though

Sadly. Perhaps things will be back to normal next year.
Paulina 10 | 1,809
3 Mar 2021 #683
Since delph is absent, I've decided to post a more "delph-like" riddle this time:

There is a red place for soldiers and there is a white place for soldiers in one of the oldest of cities.
What is this city called? :)



jon357 67 | 16,826
3 Mar 2021 #684
I've got it (I think).

A clever play on words about the oldest of cities.

I'll back off and let someone else have a go.

It's a long way from me, but the city could protect us from stellar rays...
Paulina 10 | 1,809
3 Mar 2021 #685
I'll back off and let someone else have a go.

OK :)

the city could protect us from stellar rays...

Haha :D
Chemikiem
5 Mar 2021 #686
I think this riddle might be where my luck runs out!

What is this city called? :)

Not sure yet. Is it in the east and was it partitioned by the Russian Empire?

the city could protect us from stellar rays...

This is intriguing me! Conspiracy theories?
Miloslaw 9 | 2,894
5 Mar 2021 #687
What is this city called?

Nowy Sacz?
Paulina 10 | 1,809
5 Mar 2021 #688
@jon357, actually, it wasn't a play on words - it is one of the oldest cities in Poland :)

@Chemikiem, don't give up - hints are coming! :D

Is it in the east and was it partitioned by the Russian Empire?

Nope, definitely not!

Conspiracy theories?

No, it's connected to the city's name... But don't think in Polish... :)

Nowy Sacz?

Nope, the city's name is exactly the opposite of "Nowy"... (and this time - think in Polish!) :)
Chemikiem
5 Mar 2021 #689
it's connected to the city's name

the city's name is exactly the opposite of "Nowy"

Is it Stargard in northwestern Poland?
Paulina 10 | 1,809
5 Mar 2021 #690
@Chemikiem, yes, it's Stargard, WELL DONE!!! :D

Btw, do you know what are those buildings in the photos?


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