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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


jon357 67 | 17,553
9 Oct 2021 #991
There are a couple of significant anniversaries at this time.
Paulina 12 | 2,043
9 Oct 2021 #992
Is that not a GROM banner hanging in the picture ?

Nope, it is a banner of another Polish special forces unit. This unit is much older than GROM.
The banner on the wall of the building is the big clue I mentioned in my post #987, but there are also some smaller ones.

Should I have said, October 8, 2018 ?

No, it's about October 8.

There are a couple of significant anniversaries at this time.

But connected to this unit?

The photo is very telling - there's everything one needs to identify the unit, including which sub-unit those guys in the photo belong to.
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
9 Oct 2021 #993
which military unit is in the photo

JWK - Commando Unit from Lubliniec. 8th October was the day when they gained regiment status .



Paulina 12 | 2,043
10 Oct 2021 #994
@pawian, yes, correct, of course :))

JWK - Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów. Often simply called "komandosi z Lublińca".

8th October was the day when they gained regiment status .

October 8 is also the unit's holiday (I'm not sure if this is what it's called in English?). This year it's the 60th anniversary of the unit's creation, which makes the Regiment the oldest still active special forces unit in Poland.

This unit came a long way since it's beginning - through name changes and reforms and nowadays they're very professional quiet professionals :) Their motto is "Cisi i skuteczni (Quiet and Efficient).

And their four-legged companions are very professional too - check this out - this is one of the videos published to celebrate the 60th anniversary :):

facebook.com/JednostkaWojskowaKomandosow/videos/2974305162897365/
jon357 67 | 17,553
13 Oct 2021 #995
An easy one today.

Where, what and why go there?



OP pawian 179 | 16,332
13 Oct 2021 #996
Funny. You reminded me of a similar riddle in another forum in pre-Facebook era when I first saw this construction and had no idea. Today I know but will give a chance to others. E.g., Novi should start exercising his mind at last coz he`s so lazy mentally.

Please concentrate on the riddles, and not posters/members. Comments like this take the thread off topic
Alien 2 | 244
14 Oct 2021 #997
Something like brine graduation towers, very big.
mafketis 29 | 9,976
14 Oct 2021 #998
It reminds me of the tężnie in Ciechocinek though I don't remember those as being anywhere close to that long....
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
14 Oct 2021 #999
brine graduation towers,

In Ciechocinek spa.
jon357 67 | 17,553
14 Oct 2021 #1,000
tężnie in Ciechocinek

brine graduation towers

Ciechocinek spa.

Exactly there.

They're huge, much bigger than, say, Konstancin. Very healthy to walk there because of the atmosphere created by the brine.

A pleasant town too, very worth visiting. Lots of hotels, lots of (reasonably priced) restaurants and bars, and concerts/old time dancing at the spa.
Alien 2 | 244
14 Oct 2021 #1,001
I've never been there, but it looks like there is good access by the A1 motorway.
Paulina 12 | 2,043
14 Oct 2021 #1,002
@Alien, I've never been there either but I remember this song ;D:

youtube.com/watch?v=tHdizc3KvLU

Riddle 1: What is this style of furniture called?

Riddle 2: What are those white objects/what's going on?





OP pawian 179 | 16,332
15 Oct 2021 #1,003
The style is góralski? Highlandish?

Those hanging objects are bags with fermented milk slowly turning into Highlandish cheese called oscypek.
Paulina 12 | 2,043
16 Oct 2021 #1,004
The style is góralski? Highlandish?

Yes, of course :)

Highlandish cheese called oscypek

Nope, it's cheese being made, but of different type. What kind?
(Btw, that photo wasn't taken in the mountains.)
jon357 67 | 17,553
16 Oct 2021 #1,005
Nope, it's cheese being made

The oldest archaeological traces of cheese discovered so far were found in Poland. They used to be made by putting milk into a sheep's stomach, where the rennet solidified it.

What kind?

Is it Bryndza, or the rarer one shaped like hearts or other things?
Paulina 12 | 2,043
16 Oct 2021 #1,006
The oldest archaeological traces of cheese discovered so far were found in Poland.

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that :)

Is it Bryndza, or the rarer one

I guess, theoretically, it could be bryndza, but I doubt it since I think it's mainly made in the montains (in Podhale) from sheeep's milk. There's nothing rare about that cheese in the photo, it's simply an ordinary type of cheese made in a traditional way, the way my grandma used to make it :)

So, what type of cheese is it?
Paulina 12 | 2,043
16 Oct 2021 #1,007
You know what, probably noone will guess it and I don't want to go back to this forum for a while, so I'll just answer it - it's white cheese (biały ser). Apparently in some regions of Poland it's called "twaróg", but for me twaróg is something different. White cheese is solid and twaróg is loose. So, this is how my countryside grandma would make homemade white cheese from her cows' milk - she would tie the cloth to a cupboard's door knob and let the cheese drain off :)

And it was the same shape as in the photo :)
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
16 Oct 2021 #1,008
You know what, probably noone will guess it

I would have guessed it - you are too hasty. :)

After oscypek and bryndza were eliminated, only cottage cheese was left out. I still remember my mum making it in similar bags 50 years ago.

I don't want to go back to this forum for a while,

Take enough rest, unwind and them return coz we need you. :):)
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
16 Oct 2021 #1,009
What is this style of furniture called?

You reminded me of furniture as a potential topic for riddles. :
What is this style?



Paulina 12 | 2,043
16 Oct 2021 #1,010
Danzig style? Meble gdańskie... I remember seeing such wardrobe in Bratislava Castle...

Damn you, pawian, you made me come back :P

I would have guessed it - you are too hasty. :)

Sorry, I wanted to be done with PF for this weekend ;P
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
16 Oct 2021 #1,011
you made me come back

Yes, that was my first thought when I saw your reply. :):):)

Danzig style? Meble gdańskie.

Yes, exactly - huge, heavy and artistically ornamented wardrobes were Gdańsk specialty.

Now sth more difficult:
Who designed this original, but extemely uncomfortable furniture? Now exhibited in the museum.

Hint - it was about 100 years ago. And the designer was famous for other artistic activity.







Novichok 1 | 4,255
16 Oct 2021 #1,012
What is this style?

It's grandma's 75-inch TV entertainment center from 1800.
OP pawian 179 | 16,332
16 Oct 2021 #1,013
TV entertainment center from 1800.

Which they watched the Battle at Waterloo on. Eating popcorn. :):)
jon357 67 | 17,553
17 Oct 2021 #1,014
Who designed this original, but extemely uncomfortable furniture?

A man from Kraków who wrote about a wedding, a friend of Matejko and Gaugin, and who painted this:



Paulina 12 | 2,043
17 Oct 2021 #1,015
who painted this

More like drew, since it's a pastel drawing... You might as well post who he is, since you've guessed it. That's his wife and son in the drawing, btw. She was a peasant woman, he met her on a bridge when she wanted to commit suicide, he talked her out of it, took care of her and they got married a few years later.
jon357 67 | 17,553
17 Oct 2021 #1,016
It's the amazing polymath Stanisław Wyspiański.

About the painting/pastel thing, remember the rather specific (or even non-specific) role of headwords in some languages..

Here's one for today. Two photos that I took yesterday afternoon from the same spot but in different directions. One has a monument in. The question is not who (since that's obvious, but where.

One person who's reading this right now, probably shouldn't answer to give the others a chance....





jon357 67 | 17,553
17 Oct 2021 #1,017
And a picture from yesterday evening in the same town, just for fun.



Paulina 12 | 2,043
17 Oct 2021 #1,018
About the painting/pastel thing, remember the rather specific (or even non-specific) role of headwords in some languages..

So in English you "paint" with pastel?
I've found something like this:

artistsnetwork.com/art-mediums/pastel/drawing-or-painting-with-pastel-which-is-it/

Jon357, that street was already posted as a riddle in this thread... On the other hand, maybe someone will guess it thanks to this lol :)
jon357 67 | 17,553
17 Oct 2021 #1,019
So in English you "paint" with pastel?

It's a headword. the screenshot below is the same site you linked to.

that street was already posted as a riddle in this thread.

I must have missed that. Nevertheless, Hood things are worth repeating.

I avoided the bankomat in pic three though...



OP pawian 179 | 16,332
17 Oct 2021 #1,020
that street was already posted as a riddle in this thread.

Yes, I recognise those streetlamps which were a riddle a few weeks ago. It is Paulina`s fav street in Kielce.


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