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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


Chemikiem 7 | 2,568
5 Mar 2021 #691
do you know what are those buildings in the photos?

I don't and I was wondering about them.............
Paulina 10 | 1,774
5 Mar 2021 #692
There is a red place for soldiers and there is a white place for soldiers

Those are those two buildings in the photos :) So what are they?
Chemikiem 7 | 2,568
5 Mar 2021 #693
So what are they?

Garrison headquarters or barracks?
Paulina 10 | 1,774
5 Mar 2021 #694
barracks

Yes, both are barracks complexes! What do you think are their colloquial names?
Chemikiem 7 | 2,568
5 Mar 2021 #695
colloquial names?

Sorry, I have no idea!
Paulina 10 | 1,774
5 Mar 2021 #696
There is a red place for soldiers and there is a white place for soldiers

The answer is pretty much in the riddle itself :)
johnny reb 29 | 5,153
5 Mar 2021 #697
Is it he Penrhos Polish Home near Pwllheli in Gwynedd ?
Paulina 10 | 1,774
5 Mar 2021 #698
@johnny_reb, um, no... As it was already written - it's in Stargard - Stargard is in Poland and both buildings are barracks (both still in use as barracks by the Polish army at present, but they were also used by other armies in the past).
johnny reb 29 | 5,153
5 Mar 2021 #699
Sorry, I had just read an article about the Penrhos Polish Home for the last of the WW2 Vets and how it's closing this month.

Knowing your riddle was about soldiers I had a flash that is what you were talking about.
I will pay better attention next time to what has already been posted.
Next riddle please.
Chemikiem 7 | 2,568
7 Mar 2021 #700
The answer is pretty much in the riddle itself

Red barracks and white barracks?
Paulina 10 | 1,774
7 Mar 2021 #701
@Chemikiem, yes, exactly! :)

Białe koszary (white barracks):

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia%C5%82e_koszary_w_Stargardzie

Czerwone koszary (red barracks):

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czerwone_koszary_w_Stargardzie

They were nicknamed like this simply because of the colours of the buildings' walls :)

Next riddle - what is this guy doing?:



Paulina 10 | 1,774
8 Mar 2021 #705
@johnny_reb, no, but what he's doing in the photo is his job.
Chemikiem 7 | 2,568
8 Mar 2021 #707
what is this guy doing?:

My guess is that he's using a telescopic pole with a camera attached to inspect guttering or some other part of the building that isn't easily accessible and would otherwise require scaffolding to have a look.
Paulina 10 | 1,774
8 Mar 2021 #708
@Chemikiem, nope. He isn't catching bats either. His profession is very rare these days. I remember that when I saw him doing his job I thought that if he wore different clothes he would be a greater tourist attraction - an old-fashion gent dressed in funny clothes :))
jon357 67 | 16,848
9 Mar 2021 #709
His profession is very rare these days

Is he getting a bird's nest off the chimney?
mafketis 24 | 9,187
9 Mar 2021 #710
His profession is very rare these days.

Chimney sweep (kominiarz)?

I remember thinking it was cool the first time I saw them back in the early 90s on bicycles with the hats and wires....
Miloslaw 8 | 2,905
9 Mar 2021 #711
Is he lighting a gas light?
mafketis 24 | 9,187
9 Mar 2021 #712
Rat catcher?

Bird massager!

A knocker up?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker-up
jon357 67 | 16,848
9 Mar 2021 #713
My feeling is chimneys.
jon357 67 | 16,848
9 Mar 2021 #715
I remember knockers up back in Yorkshire. Everyone has alarm clocks now.

Not a Polish thing though. The stick you need for the 18th floor is a long one.
Paulina 10 | 1,774
9 Mar 2021 #716
@Miloslaw, yes, you've solved the riddle! Good job! :D He's a lamplighter - at the end of my previous post I've made a reference to "The Lamplighter's Serenade", sang by Sinatra among others, but I guess noone knows it.

@maf ;D

Can you guess in which city I took that photo?
jon357 67 | 16,848
9 Mar 2021 #717
Is it in Wroclaw?
Paulina 10 | 1,774
9 Mar 2021 #718
@jon357, yes, it's in Wrocław! :)) And which part of the city?
Miloslaw 8 | 2,905
9 Mar 2021 #719
Is it in Wroclaw?

I think you are right.Ostrow Tumski.
Paulina 10 | 1,774
10 Mar 2021 #720
Ostrow Tumski.

Yup, exactly :) Ostrów Tumski is the oldest part of Wrocław and the only part of the city where historic gas lanterns where left intact (over 100 of them).

I don't remember when exactly I took that photo but it must've been long time ago, because these days the lamplighters are dressed like this:

youtube.com/watch?v=zGmjVJMoiRU

There's even a documentary about one of them on Youtube :):

youtube.com/watch?v=s-iI__Xr-K0

And the whole photo:





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