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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


OP pawian 161 | 9,971
17 Oct 2019 #61
Yes, the Old Town. Why confused?
Yes, Planty. Now you should recall the origins of Planty and the mystery of a cartoon like structure will be solved.

Yes, ants. Not only entomologists but all ant-lovers who want to keep them at home.

What is going on?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
18 Oct 2019 #62
the origins of Planty and the mystery of a cartoon like structure will be solved.

Sadly, it's still not solved. That park was established in place of the medieval city walls, and the moat, although the Barbican and Floriańska Gate still remain. I cannot make the connection and it's bugging me!

I will have to think about the new riddle.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Oct 2019 #63
That park was established in place of the medieval city walls,

Why don`t you develop this idea? You are so close....
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
18 Oct 2019 #65
The Child`s Day, 1st June, is close to the photo`s date but it wasn`t it. There is a certain detail in the photo which points to the character of the area. After guessing it, you might conclude the event.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
19 Oct 2019 #66
You are so close....

I can assure you I'm not. I know there are monuments in the park, and on World Book Day 2014, tablets were placed on benches in the park, with the names of writers and poets associated with Kraków. Apparently the original 47 towers of the city walls, are commemorated with tablets, and there are monuments honouring artists, national poems and important events in the history of Poland within the Planty. I found this out from searching in Polish.

Part of my problem with searching is that I don't even know what that thing is called with the cartoon on it. Searching for plaques brings up wall based stuff, and it's not exactly a tablet either. It looks modern though, the cartoon design looks to be set in a concrete slab. Searching for anything related to cartoons is a dead end, and searches in English bring up very basic history of the Planty. I'm not going to get this.

a certain detail in the photo which points to the character of the area.

The cross?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
19 Oct 2019 #67
Apparently the original 47 towers of the city walls, are commemorated with tablets,

Oops. What tablets are you talking about? :):) See the photo below.

Yes, the cross is crucial here.



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
20 Oct 2019 #68
See the photo below.

Aha! Now I have found them, they are all listed here under 'Obiekty wzdłuż murów'. Each represents a tower, although I got the number wrong, there aren't 47 of them. Another difficult riddle as although searching in English mentions towers, those tablets or whatever they are, aren't mentioned.

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mury_miejskie_w_Krakowie

As for the riddle with the cross, I don't know. I can't find any relevant events, and it's definitely not Juwenalia ;)
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
20 Oct 2019 #69
Another difficult riddle as although searching in English mentions towers, those tablets or whatever they are, aren't mentioned.

I thought it was very easy.
Later it occured to me that if you had difficulty with guessing those symbolic sites of once existing towers, it means you haven`t met this tradition in Britain before. Don`t Brits do such things to their gone historic places?

Not Juwenalia. Hint: look at the participants.

PS. There is one more riddle in post 57.

Meanwhile:
What happened?



OP pawian 161 | 9,971
20 Oct 2019 #71
Yes, family picnic in the local parish. :)
Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
21 Oct 2019 #72
Don`t Brits do such things to their gone historic places?

Well yes we do, but as I said before, I could find no mention of those tablet type things reading about the city walls etc in English searches, they were mentioned only when I searched in Polish. Still it was a very good riddle, and I've learned lots about the Planty and City Walls :)

There is one more riddle in post 57.

The bit where you say " Where are such conditions?", as I answered the other questions in posts 58 and 60.

What happened?

The poster is advertising the fantasy opera Opowieści Hoffmanna by Jacques Offenbach. Someone doesn't like opera? I notice there is a rip in the picture, someone's torn the heart out of it? ;) Or is it something to do with the story of the opera itself?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
21 Oct 2019 #73
The bit where you say " Where are such conditions?", as I answered the other questions in posts 58 and 60.

Ooops, we have a misunderstanding then. The question about the conditions was unrelated to the Planty riddle. If you say the Old Town, then I must say: no, although you are close.

Hint: Look at the architecture in the first photo.

Someone doesn't like opera?

You are close.

What did they really mean?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
22 Oct 2019 #74
although you are close.

But I still can't think where it is!

As for the opera one, is it the content of the opera that isn't liked, or the composer?

What did they really mean?

This sounds like one of those inspirational quote type things. At a guess I would say it means something along the lines of ' show the world your smile?' Smile, be happy, that type of thing.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Oct 2019 #75
But I still can't think where it is!

Hmm...... Hint: it is old but not in the Old Town.

is it the content of the opera that isn't liked, or the composer?

Neither. Sth else.

Yes, smile rendered in a funny way.

What are these?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
23 Oct 2019 #76
it is old but not in the Old Town.

I'm not going to get this or the opera one :(

What are these?

The baby elephant is from Jungle Book I think. Everything, including those circular chain link things, look like they should be connected to force some kind of movement but they aren't. I don't know!
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
23 Oct 2019 #77
I'm not going to get this or the opera one :(

The architecture which I pointed to is Jewish: twin semi circular windows. So, it must be Kazimierz, the Jewish District in Krakow. See below.

jerudesign.org/book/jewish-design-identities/urban-architectural-design-identities/4-window-stonework-ironwork-designs/

Opera poster was torn by a conservative passer-by who disliked strange nudity presented in it. I have seen a few explicit posters damaged in this way.

As for chain link things, look at one more:

Hint: those things were extremely trendy 2 years ago.





TheOther 5 | 3,831
23 Oct 2019 #78
As for chain link things

They look like ball bearings and bicycle chains.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
24 Oct 2019 #79
They look and are, indeed, but what is their purpose?
Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
24 Oct 2019 #80
it must be Kazimierz, the Jewish District i

Aha. I misread what you wrote. I thought wherever it was, was near to the Old Town, so I wasn't thinking along the lines of Kazimierz. Don't think I would have got it anyway, although I've been to Kazimierz a few times.

those things were extremely trendy 2 years ago.

If I'm right, they're fidget spinners. Not sure what they're called in Polish.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_spinner
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
24 Oct 2019 #81
Aha. I misread what you wrote. I thought wherever it was, was near to the Old Town

I am not sure if I get you right but Kazimierz IS near the Old Town.

Yes, fidget spinner hype took place in 2017. Instead of buying cheap plastic stuff, my relative made his own spinners from wood and bike parts.

This is a poster advertising a famous play by a famous American playwright, fiction writer and poet. I removed the title from it, so you should deduce it solely from the artistic graphics.



Philip 666 - | 41
24 Oct 2019 #82
cat on a hot tin roof
tennessee williams
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
24 Oct 2019 #83
Yes, perfect. I knew I could count on you. :):)

What is going on and where?





Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
25 Oct 2019 #84
Kazimierz IS near the Old Town.

On a map it looks very close, but it's almost 2 kms walking distance, and I've always walked there from the Old Town, takes about 25 minutes.

What is going on and where?

Targowisko? At a guess that is the Sunday clothing market at Plac Nowy in Kazimierz.
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
25 Oct 2019 #85
On map it looks very close, but it's almost 2 kms walking distance, takes about 25 minutes.

No, actually it is ten times less. :):). The northern border of Kazimierz is marked by Dietla Street which is about 200 metres from Wawel Castle which is situated within the Old Town. Kazimierz district formally belongs to the Old Town district.

Yes, New Square still holds those old Jewish market days for second hand clothes.

What facility is it?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
26 Oct 2019 #86
The northern border of Kazimierz is marked by Dietla Street

OK, I can see where you're coming from here, but I'm talking about the Rynek being my start point, and walking via Grodzka and Stradomska, then Dietla.

What facility is it?

I'll have to think about this one. Those metal containers look to be up quite high.

I don't think I'm right about this, but are those containers used for beer storage? There is a Tyskie Brewery in Krakow. And don't laugh!
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Oct 2019 #87
I'm talking about the Rynek being my start point,

Yes, but Rynek is just Rynek while the Old Town is much larger.

Not Brewery, sorry. But you are close in certain sense. :)
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Oct 2019 #88
I occured to me that members might suppose this thread is only for our own pics. Of course not. You may offer a riddle with net photos, too.

What is the context of this game during an urban festival?



Chemikiem 6 | 2,081
26 Oct 2019 #89
But you are close in certain sense. :)

Distillery?
OP pawian 161 | 9,971
26 Oct 2019 #90
Nope, I meant another connection.


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