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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


OP pawian 176 | 15,197
1 May 2021 #781
I can`t bear this torture any longer!!! I will tell you everything. They tipped the bin so that it wouldn`t ride away onto the sidewalk or road coz the area there is a little sloping.. Normally, such bins are stored in the bin room next to the building entrance, a caretaker deals with it but he wasn` t there at the time to take the bin back to the room at once so collectors took care of it on their own.

Sigh!! hahaha

Any questions?
Lenka 3 | 2,554
1 May 2021 #782
I wouldn't have guessed that. No way
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
1 May 2021 #783
On most occassions I have no idea that my riddles can be so difficult. :):)
Paulina 10 | 1,838
1 May 2021 #784
Elegant case - a hint - it keeps a musical instrument.

Is this instrument in one of those black cases?

Yes. What for?

So it's for one dish, not two (beetroots are not for the red borscht?)?

As for the spider badge, it belongs to Psychological Warfare Group in the Polish Army.

Yup :)) And do you know what sword it is on the badge?

It's a commemorative badge of Polish Central PSYOPS Group (PCPG) - in Polish it's called Centralna Grupa Działań Psychologicznych. They're an elite unit of Polish Armed Forces specialized in conducting psychological operations and their symbol is black spider on a sword - that's why they're called "black spiders". One former GRU agent blamed this unit in Russian press for protests in Belarus lol Some years ago a former soldier from this unit made it to the news in Poland - he was found in Polish mountains with frostbites, living in some self-made hut. He wouldn't talk to anyone. Eventually he started talking in the hospital, but only in Arabic and English. Fortunately, there was a Syrian doctor at that hospital, so he could communicate with him (that soldier served in Iraq and Lebanon). The doctors figured that he probably suffered from PTSD:

natemat.pl/1355,odnaleziony-w-tatrach-zolnierz-mowi-po-angielsku-i-arabsku-to-nie-pierwszy-taki-przypadek

Does anyone of your family work for them???

Do you think I would write about it here if that was the case?? ;)) There isn't even a Wiki page about them, they don't have their own internet site... Do they even exist??? ;D Just kidding... No, none of my family members works for them :)

@Lenka, yeah, I wouldn't have guessed it either...

@pawian, when I was posting riddles during your absence sometimes when I thought that my riddle was going to be difficult someone would guess it right away and when I thought it's going to be easy, people had some problems (like with the dinosaur egg), so you never know... I don't think it was possible to figure it out from the photo itself why the dust bin was tipped over though, so sometimes more hints are needed :)
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
2 May 2021 #785
Is this instrument in one of those black cases?

Of course not. It wouldn`t make sense to keep such a small instrument in that large case. The instrument fully fits the big case.

And do you know what sword it is on the badge?

I didn`t pay attention to it first but later I read it is the Notched Sword.

No, none of my family members works for them :)

If you mean present family, then yes - you may be telling the truth. :):) How about the future one? It must be your boyfriend or even fiance who is invloved in the military. That is why you are interested in such topics. :):)

I already showed a similar view 10 years ago. What are those aerials?



mafketis 25 | 9,270
2 May 2021 #786
And we are in the Polish thread. If that Michael of yours

stop
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
2 May 2021 #787
That is easy - it is a propaganda poster from the stalinist times about the need to keep all kind of info secret, no matter how important it was. Stop blabbing, please - enemy overhears everything! Communists were obsessed about secrecy.

Where could you see this sign most often in PRL times?



OP pawian 176 | 15,197
2 May 2021 #788
Maf, you had an excellent idea with that PRL poster. Let`s start a series of PRL riddles.

What is going on?



Paulina 10 | 1,838
2 May 2021 #789
Of course not. It wouldn`t make sense to keep such a small instrument in that large case. The instrument fully fits the big case.

So, when you posted the riddle: "What is carried in this case?" - did you mean what was in the case when the photo was taken or what's the instrument the case is supposed to carry?

I didn`t pay attention to it first but later I read it is the Notched Sword.

Yes, it's Szczerbiec, the ceremonial sword used in the coronations of Polish monarchs :)

That is why you are interested in such topics. :):)

Well, when I make riddles for this thread I usually try to make it at least a bit interesting and share some knowledge about the subject... Also, I mentioned already that my brother was in the army... And I wrote the truth - when I don't want to talk about sth then I simply don't - I don't lie or make stuff up or use smoke and mirrors... if you know what I mean :P ;) And, anyway, my personal life isn't the topic of this thread (I see not only women are curious creatures, huh? ;D).

As for the aerials - they look like the ones on the Kraków's railway bridge over the Vistula river, but I have no idea what they are for...

The sign - I've seen it for sure on some bridge and probably on a factory fence...

What is going on?

That's too easy for a Pole, so I'm going to leave it to others :)
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
2 May 2021 #790
Of course, I meant the instrument which is kept in the case on a daily basis.

Oh, I missed that one about your brother.

Yes, the "aerials" are on bridge suspension. Think hard why they are there - a very practical reason.

The sign could be on bridges or factory fences but another facility had the most of them.

Too easy for a Pole??? Oops, sorry., :):):)
johnny reb 29 | 5,324
2 May 2021 #791
What is carried in this case?

Tuning forks.
mafketis 25 | 9,270
3 May 2021 #792
What is going on?

Is that early days of the construction of the Pałac Kultury in Warsaw?
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
3 May 2021 #793
Tuning forks are funny but incorrect.

Come on guys, this case is really big. What big instruments do you know that would suit such a shape?

BTW, I reconsidered the role of those black pads. They can be put on the instrument and make playing it easier and more comfortable.

Yes, the communist Palace in Warsaw.

Now it is your turn.
gumishu 11 | 5,683
3 May 2021 #796
the "aerials" are on bridge suspension.

for blocking people from climbing the suspension?
johnny reb 29 | 5,324
3 May 2021 #797
. What are those aerials?

Emit sound to prevent birds from landing on the suspensions.
Paulina 10 | 1,838
3 May 2021 #798
The sign could be on bridges or factory fences but another facility had the most of them.

Railway stations?

Oops, sorry., :):):)

Don't be - those easier riddles are a nice counterbalance to those difficult ones :))

BTW, I reconsidered the role of those black pads. They can be put on the instrument and make playing it easier and more comfortable.

Is this instrument some kind of dulcimer?

for blocking people from climbing the suspension?

At first I thought that perhaps they physically prevent birds from flying into something, but I think you may be right...

Another riddle - what are those?



Paulina 10 | 1,838
3 May 2021 #800
Nope, they don't have anything to do with honey.
Paulina 10 | 1,838
3 May 2021 #802
Nope, nothing to do with chocolate either.
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
3 May 2021 #803
No, maf, not a basoon which is big but mainly long while the case is square. Not this shape.

Yes, gumi is right, no climbing on those suspension rails lor whatever it is called.

Those waffle bears contain yellowish sweet cream and can be obtained on 1 November from confectioner`s stalls. Funny but I never bought them for me or my family. I don`t trust bears. Simple.

Also, they remind me of communist mock ice cream, called warm icecream - a waffle cone stuffed with sweet creamy substance of unknown origin. I hated that invention.
gumishu 11 | 5,683
3 May 2021 #804
not a basoon

accordion?
OP pawian 176 | 15,197
3 May 2021 #805
Yes!!! Accordeon or harmony in Polish.

PRL continued:

Who was he?



Paulina 10 | 1,838
3 May 2021 #806
@gumishu, two riddles in one day, nice :))

Those waffle bears contain yellowish sweet cream

Yes, the bears are made of waffle :)), but the filling has been always white...
Do you know what they're called in Polish? The name is connected to the filling...

Funny but I never bought them for me or my family.

Those bears are a treat from my childhood days, I haven't seen them for years, so when I spotted them once in some supermarket I bought them out of sentiment and took this photo :) But I think that when I was a kid they weren't in the shape of bears, it was just that oval shape (without the bear's head and legs), but maybe I remember it wrong...

communist mock ice cream, called warm icecream - a waffle cone stuffed with sweet creamy substance of unknown origin.

I've never had them, I only heard or read about them... To be honest I don't even know what they looked like... I suppose they aren't being sold anymore these days?

Who was he?

Piotr Jaroszewicz, he was a Prime Minister of Poland during PRL. He and his wife were murdered in mysterious circumstances at their home in 1992. He was tortured before death and the attackers allegedly didn't steal anything apart from two guns, I think. Some suspects were captured, but they were released because of lack of evidence. Theories circulated that the killers had been looking for information, documents, in Jaroszewicz home office, which could be used to blackmail people - for example, according to one theory Jaroszewicz was in posession of Nazi archives that could compromise political leaders from different countries. In 2017 the case was resumed and new suspects were arrested and accused of the murder in 2019 - members of some gang and apparently the murder was nothing more than a robbery. The trial started in 2020.
mafketis 25 | 9,270
4 May 2021 #807
. I suppose they aren't being sold anymore these days?

German Schokokuesse (an extremely similar product) can be found at any Aldi and probably Lidl....

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OP pawian 176 | 15,197
1 day ago #808
Piotr Jaroszewicz,

Yes! And that murder- shocking.

but the filling has been always white...

hahaha I imagined it so. Actually, I have never bitten open such a bear. I am too sensitive for that. :):)

I suppose they aren't being sold anymore these days?

Yes, they are, coz, to be honest, they are a type of cake. Do you know ptyś? So warm ice-cream had the same pink filling.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciep%C5%82e_lody


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