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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


Paulina 12 | 2,229
17 Oct 2021 #1,021
Well, I've never thought about it as my "fav" street, it's simply the main promenade in the city that everyone here knows - you can't live in Kielce and not know it. I do like it though, so maybe you're right.

@jon357, I'm not entirely sure what it's all about with that "headword", so let's leave it at that, or the mods will probably get angry with us for this off-topic linguistic-artistic stuff :P ;)
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
18 Oct 2021 #1,022
A man from Kraków who wrote about a wedding,

Yes, Stanisław Wyspiański, primarily a playwright. He designed that furniture for his friend`s, Boy Zeleński, living room. Once I read those chairs were extremely uncomfortable but the family feared disposing of them to avoid Wyspiański`s wrath.

What can you say about this furniture in the background? And the people?



jon357 69 | 18,345
19 Oct 2021 #1,023
Boy Zeleński,

An intriguing person.

I have/have had (a few very elderly, now mostly dead) friends who knew him. His acquaintance Korczak too. (I'm boasting a bit here)

His writings deserve better attention and they are worth reading/
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
19 Oct 2021 #1,024
His writings deserve better attention

Yes, he was an ardent advocate of dealing with the discrimination of women in pre-war Poland.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
19 Oct 2021 #1,025
Once I read those chairs were extremely uncomfortable

Yes, he wasn't experienced with designing furniture for normal everyday use (he had more experience with designing scenography for theater plays), so he cared more about the aesthetic side rather than comfort.

What can you say about this furniture in the background?

I'm afraid all I can say is that the furniture is from PRL times... That radio looks like it could be from the 60's, I guess...

And the people?

They're actors :)
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
19 Oct 2021 #1,026
the furniture is from PRL times

What exactly?

They're actors :)

Who exactly?
johnny reb 31 | 6,245
19 Oct 2021 #1,027
What can you say about this furniture in the background?

Look ! a hardwired telephone.
Alien 4 | 429
20 Oct 2021 #1,028
The man is Daniel Olbrychski. I don't know the woman.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
20 Oct 2021 #1,029
What exactly?

Meblościanka (wall unit)?

Who exactly?

As Alien already wrote the actor is Daniel Olbrychski. I recognised the actress, but I didn't know what her name was. However, I googled "historia meblościanki" (the history of wall unit) and this article came up:

morizon.pl/blog/historia-mebloscianki/

So, the actress is Elżbieta Czyżewska and that scene is from a musical comedy "Małżeństwo z rozsądku" (Marriage of Convenience) from 1966/67 directed by Stanisław Bareja:



Nice song :) (Btw, my parents still have such "crystals" lol - they belonged to my grandparents :))
Ziemowit 13 | 4,534
20 Oct 2021 #1,030
he was an ardent advocate of dealing with the discrimination of women in pre-war Poland.

I remember an amusing aphorism of his on one of his male friends:
Dostał takiej dziwnej manii, że chciał tylko od Stefanii.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
20 Oct 2021 #1,031
Meblościanka (wall unit)?

Yes, the dream furniture unit of millions of Poles in 1960s and 1970s. We still use a unit which my parents bought in 1983 - amazing.

Marriage of Convenience) from 1966/67

Yes, that song is very funny. The film is a bit less, though.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,227
20 Oct 2021 #1,032
dream furniture unit of millions of Poles in 1960s and 1970s

Even till mid 80s.I remember a friend of my wife who came to the US boasting that her father bought her a flat for 10K USD and that furniture in Mielno.I see that kind of furniture almost in every flat in small cities in Poland still.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
20 Oct 2021 #1,033
Even till mid 80s.

Yes, now on second thoughts I admit it.

I see that kind of furniture almost in every flat

Coz it is very practical.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,227
20 Oct 2021 #1,034
Coz it is very practical.

Maybe those days,not now with them smart TVs,no DVD & CD players.Most were decorated with prized items to show off.I wonder if its called "wall unit".They made the already small flat look smaller taking so much space,they are also popular in eastern Europe.Not much popular in Poland but Eastern countries was/is hanging carpets on the wall.I would laugh at that but realized its a norm in this part of the world.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
20 Oct 2021 #1,035
not now with them smart TVs,no DVD & CD players

But they can perfectly fit their modern gadgets into old communist units!



jon357 69 | 18,345
20 Oct 2021 #1,036
carpets on the wall

I've seen that a few times here.

They made the already small flat look smaller

Yes, and some of them are giant and take up a whole room.

Brown paint, brown furniture, brown curtains and brown carpets are still on sale here, and some still like them.

Plus light fittings that are hanging loose instead of being flush to the ceiling, even new ones. I've never figured that out. Perhaps people like the 'broken' look.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
20 Oct 2021 #1,037
brown furniture, and some still like them.

For example me. Brown is the most natural colour for furniture coz it imitates wood even if the unit is made of chipboard. White furniture is crazy to me. But I can be too conservative like most Poles.... :):)
jon357 69 | 18,345
20 Oct 2021 #1,038
It's more the upholstery and paint in three shades of brown, with beige and taupe highlights.
Lenka 3 | 2,810
20 Oct 2021 #1,039
Mebloscianka takes a lot of space, true, but it can hold shi*loads...
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
22 Oct 2021 #1,040
Anybody with furniture riddles?
If not, here `s another one. This poster advertised the anniversary of what event?



jon357 69 | 18,345
22 Oct 2021 #1,041
A certain battle.

Not during WWII.

One with a large street named after it...
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
23 Oct 2021 #1,042
Yes, the Battle of Warsaw 1920 against bolsheviks.
jon357 69 | 18,345
23 Oct 2021 #1,043
Yes. A fascinating war to read about, one that divided families.

against bolsheviks.

Or even against capitalism and nationalism, depending on which side of the barricades somebody was.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
24 Oct 2021 #1,044
They're actors :)

yes. Who and what?



Paulina 12 | 2,229
25 Oct 2021 #1,045
The actor on the left looks like Krzysztof Kowalewski to me. I don't recognise the woman... I guess they might be singing or giving voices to some characters... It could be for the radio since Kowalewski was also a radio actor.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
25 Oct 2021 #1,046
yes, you can see him in his greatest radio role. Which one?
Paulina 12 | 2,229
26 Oct 2021 #1,047
Judging by what I've read in a Wikipedia article about him I'm guessing it must be the role of Mr. Sułek in "Kocham pana, panie Sułku"(I love you, Mr. Sułek)... If that's the case then the actress in the photo is Marta Lipińska.
OP pawian 180 | 17,035
26 Oct 2021 #1,048
I love you, Mr. Sułek).

Yes!

Elisa: I love you, Mr Sułek!
Mr Sułek: Silence!

hahaha

The comical effect in this radio series was achieved by featuring a naive woman infatuated with a complete azhole and moron.


Paulina 12 | 2,229
26 Oct 2021 #1,049
a complete azhole and moron.

lol

OK, another cultural riddle then :):

This mural was painted not in Poland, but abroad and not by a Polish artist, but by an Ukrainian. However, it was created this year to celebrate a famous Polish writer. Which one?

And another part of the riddle: there are some elements/references included by the artist in the mural. Three of them are connected to that Polish writer. Can you find them and say what those references are about?



mafketis 29 | 10,297
26 Oct 2021 #1,050
the actress in the photo is Marta Lipińska.

I didn't recognize the younger picture but I recognized her as Michałowa from Ranczo in the video clip....


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