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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


Paulina 12 | 1,994
25 Jul 2021 #901
@Lenka, you mean their names in Polish?

In the meantime - a riddle from the street lamp series - which city?



Lenka 3 | 2,712
25 Jul 2021 #902
Yes Paulina :)
Paulina 12 | 1,994
25 Jul 2021 #903
Amerykanki! And the cookies are called "amerykany"
Paulina 12 | 1,994
25 Jul 2021 #904
I meant that in Polish this type of furniture is called "amerykanka" and the cookies are called "amerykany", so what they have in common is "Ameryka" :) "Amerykanki" came from the US, I'm not sure about the cookies though... Are those American cookies in origin?
mafketis 29 | 9,829
25 Jul 2021 #905
What do the following three have in common?







OP pawian 178 | 15,985
25 Jul 2021 #906
And the cookies are called "amerykany"

Funny, never heard of it. In which part of Poland is it used?

this type of furniture is called "amerykanka"

I heard it once ot twice in my life. Kanadyjka was more popular, I think.
Paulina 12 | 1,994
25 Jul 2021 #907
What do the following three have in common?

They're named after countries?

The first photo are those cookies "amerykany", I think, the second photo is "ryba po grecku" and the third looks like "placek po węgiersku" (yum!) :d

@pawian, I've never heard of those cookies either. I don't think I've ever tasted them, but apparently they were "cult" cookies. I guess not in my region or sth...

I've also never heard the name "amerykanka" used for that furniture. After running out of options (there are no "ciastka wersalskie" and those cookies didn't look like canapés ;)) I've started reading about the origin of the name "wersalka" and "kanapa" and I noticed that another name used is "amerykanka"...

Kanadyjka was more popular, I think.

I've never heard this name either ;D
mafketis 29 | 9,829
25 Jul 2021 #908
They're named after countries?

That's part of it.... what else do they have in common?
Paulina 12 | 1,994
25 Jul 2021 #909
@maf, they don't come from the countries they're named after?
mafketis 29 | 9,829
25 Jul 2021 #910
Yes! The first Amerykany (that I saw) were very vaguely similar to oversized American sugar cookies but later when they started adding icing... no. I don't mind them but they're not American.

This is hardly unique to Poland. Often dishes named after countries aren't recognized by people from said countries. In parts of the US starting in the 1940s or 50 "Cuban sandwiches" were popular (kind of sub/poor boy type thing). An aunt of mine was visiting pre-Castro and asked for one and they had no idea what she was talking about.... And of course 'spaghetti bolognese' drives Italians crazy....
OP pawian 178 | 15,985
25 Jul 2021 #911
I've never heard this name either ;D

When I was a water boy scout, we slept on kanadyjki every night. :):)

a riddle from the street lamp series - which city?

The only statue of a lampligter is in Poznań. :)
Paulina 12 | 1,994
27 Jul 2021 #912
they're not American

Thanks for the info, I was wondering about that :)
Btw, do you know perhaps where those cookies were known? I've asked my parents and they've never heard of them...

When I was a water boy scout, we slept on kanadyjki every night. :):)

Oh, I thought you were writing about those sofas - that they were also called "kanadyjki"... But I guess you meant this?:

pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanadyjka_(%C5%82%C3%B3%C5%BCko)

The only statue of a lampligter is in Poznań. :)

Yup :)) This statue is a tribute to all lamplighters who worked in Poznań, but I'm guessing it's called Zyga the Lamplighter after the last lamplighter in Poznań - Zygmunt Cypel ("Zyga" is Zygmunt in local Posnanian dialect):

poznanskieklimaty.pl/pomnik-zygi-latarnika-czyli-historia-latarni-gazowych-w-poznaniu/

So, there is no lamplighter in Poznań not because the city authorities are so cheap ;), but because, unfortunately, there are only two historic gas street lamps left in the city (one of them is the one next to the statue)...
mafketis 29 | 9,829
27 Jul 2021 #913
Btw, do you know perhaps where those cookies were known?

I think I first saw them about 10 years ago... (give or take a couple). Very weird. Also sometimes kind of has an ammonia aftertaste (no idea why)

I think Amerykany are supposed to be based on these:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_cookie

but the size, taste and texture are all different....

Also.... what's the singular of Amerykany?
AntV 4 | 351
27 Jul 2021 #914
This statue is a tribute to all lamplighters who worked in Poznań,

What part of Poznan is the statue located?
Paulina 12 | 1,994
27 Jul 2021 #915
Also sometimes kind of has an ammonia aftertaste (no idea why)

That's because ammonia is one of the ingredients - for this reason they're also called "amoniaczki" :):

margarytka.blogspot.com/2015/08/amerykanki-wspomnienie-szkolnych-lat.html?m=1

I think Amerykany are supposed to be based on these

Here are a few theories concerning the origin of the name:

cookit.pl/przepis/146819/Amerykany

Also.... what's the singular of Amerykany?

No idea... lol Amerykan? I've seen "amerykanka"...

@AntV, it's in part of Poznań called Grobla, at skwer Łukasiewicza :):

pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomnik_Zygi_Latarnika
OP pawian 178 | 15,985
27 Jul 2021 #916
Anybody`s got any streetlamps to show?

If not, tell us what you know about this area:



OP pawian 178 | 15,985
10 Sep 2021 #917
In the meantime - what is the name of this plant? In Polish and also provide its English translation, please. Hint - it is endangered. Has always been, since my childhood.



mafketis 29 | 9,829
10 Sep 2021 #918
ell us what you know about this area:

Is that around Giżycko? If so, then I know nothing about it at all! (other than there are lakes and a city called Giżycko)

At first I thought it might be lakes in Kujawy that I saw many years ago and then searched google maps till I found something similar to the picture....
Paulina 12 | 1,994
10 Sep 2021 #919
@maf, yes, Giżycko is known as the sailing capital of Poland and the area on the map is called Kraina Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich (Masurian Lake District):

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masurian_Lake_District

That lake at the bottom of the map posted by pawian is Śniardwy - the biggest lake in Poland. Masurian Lake District is a pretty unique area not only in Poland, but also in Europe. There are many rare bird species over there, for example.

My aunt and uncle are on holiday there right now and my aunt sent a photo of a river with a very clear water - you can see many fish near the riverbed :)

In the meantime - what is the name of this plant?

Sea holly? I guess in Polish it's called "mikołajek nadmorski"?
johnny reb 31 | 5,705
11 Sep 2021 #920
You are correct Paulina.
It is cultivated in Poland and is edible.
Paulina 12 | 1,994
11 Sep 2021 #921
Btw, I think that I can safely say that besides the mountains and the Baltic Sea, the Masurian Lake District is the third most popular tourist nature-related destination in Poland. It's a beatiful area and a sailor's paradise :)

Mazury

youtu.be/3CAO8EiIPz4

Ok, next riddles :) Both riddles/photos are somehow connected to a certain today's anniversary.

Riddle 1. (first photo) This is a GROM soldier at the Kabul airport helping out during the evacuation. The riddle is: does he have any weapon at all and if he does then can you see it anywhere in the photo?

Riddle 2. (second photo) What is going on and where do you think it's taking place (the area in general)?

Riddle 3. What's the anniversary about?





Paulina 12 | 1,994
12 Sep 2021 #922
Come on, guys, Riddle 1 is easy :) I made it mainly for our PF gun owners, but you don't have to own a gun to find it in a photo (that's a hint already - it's a firearm :)).
mafketis 29 | 9,829
12 Sep 2021 #923
I'm not a gun nut but I do see a camouflaged gun handle (just above the blue book bag and under square bag on his vest).

The second... migrants who've crossed the eastern border? Now or earlier (there's been a trick of migrants for many years)?

Anniversary is 9/11 (mother of all conspiracy theories as every single possible explanation about what happened, including the official story, is, in fact, a conspiracy theory).
Miloslaw 11 | 3,197
12 Sep 2021 #924
. And of course 'spaghetti bolognese' drives Italians crazy

Not least because Italians do not use spaghetti for their ragu but liguine.
Paulina 12 | 1,994
12 Sep 2021 #925
(just above the blue book bag and under square bag on his vest).

Yup, correct - you've guessed Riddle1! :))

The second... migrants who've crossed the eastern border?

Nope! There's a link between the two photos, but not through migrants/refugees. All of the men in the photo are in Poland legally (and probably most, if not all, were born in Poland) - if they weren't, they wouldn't be allowed to take part in what's going on. The area in general in the photo is, however, known for human trafficking through a border.

Anniversary is 9/11

Nope, it isn't a well known anniversary. I don't even know if it's googable, but if you guess Riddle 2 it's going to be easier to guess Riddle 3 :) Hint: It's an anniversary of something that happened for the first time 30 years ago.
mafketis 29 | 9,829
12 Sep 2021 #926
Something with the Baltics? Esp Lithuania?

If so the connection would be Russian/Soviet occupation?
Paulina 12 | 1,994
12 Sep 2021 #927
@maf, nope, it doesn't have anything to do with the Baltics or the Soviet occupation. Although, if we want to play in alternative reality - if the Soviet occupation didn't end, there probably would be no such anniversary, since what happened 30 years ago was modelled on something shown to Poles by... Americans :)

Hint for Riddle 2: look at the faces in both photos. What do they have in common?
Paulina 12 | 1,994
12 Sep 2021 #929
@maf, nope - that's exactly what the hint was about - the faces being blurred :)
mafketis 29 | 9,829
12 Sep 2021 #930
National Gravel Eating day? I hadn't realize that had ever been exported to Poland...


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