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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


jon357 71 | 21,107
7 Nov 2021 #1,111
border pole

Yes. A specific one. Poland has (I think) 5 places like this. Which one is it?
Paulina 13 | 3,837
7 Nov 2021 #1,112
Oh, I know what this is... It's a place where more than two borders meet... If it's somewhere near Puszcza Romincka then it must be an intersection of borders between Poland, Russia and... Lithuania?
Paulina 13 | 3,837
7 Nov 2021 #1,114
Yay! :)

I still don't know whose head is on that spear though... 🤔

Gumi??
Paulina 13 | 3,837
7 Nov 2021 #1,115
Poland still had to pay compensation to the German family who owned the painting

Yup, true. An undisclosed amount, apparently.
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
7 Nov 2021 #1,116
Gumi??

Hmm, Gumi said it was easy but now I suspect he also thought about St Adalbert.
jon357 71 | 21,107
7 Nov 2021 #1,117
I suspect he also thought about St Adalbert.

Is it Skomand?
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
7 Nov 2021 #1,118
Nope. That guy who lost his head was Christian.
Alien 12 | 1,986
7 Nov 2021 #1,119
9.04.1241. The battle of Legnica. Henryk 2 Pobożny
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
7 Nov 2021 #1,120
Yes, a famous battle where allied forces of Christian Europeans led by the Polish Duke Henry the Pious were defeated by pagan Mongols.

Here we can see a cup full of...... and for who...?



jon357 71 | 21,107
7 Nov 2021 #1,121
Queen Bona Sforza and her poison!

Personally I prefer her włoszczyzna.
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
7 Nov 2021 #1,122
Yes, Queen Bona, the mother of a Polish king, was poisoned but in Italy, not Poland. Painting by Jan Matejko.

Who had such long arms?



Paulina 13 | 3,837
7 Nov 2021 #1,123
9.04.1241. The battle of Legnica. Henryk 2 Pobożny

Wow, Alien, that's impressive :) I wouldn't have guessed it.

Who had such long arms?

Bona Sforza's husband, king Sigismund I the Old.
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
7 Nov 2021 #1,124
king Sigismund I the Old.

And who is he blessing?
Paulina 13 | 3,837
7 Nov 2021 #1,125
Albrecht of Hohenzollern, the Duke of Prussia. It's a fragment of the painting "The Prussian Homage" ("Hołd pruski") by Jan Matejko:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussian_Homage_(painting)
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
8 Nov 2021 #1,126
It's a fragment of the painting "The Prussian Homage"

Yes, exactly.

Why are they working so hard?



Alien 12 | 1,986
8 Nov 2021 #1,127
Suspension of the Zygmunt bell 1521
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
8 Nov 2021 #1,128
Zygmunt bell

Yes! Again by Jan Matejko. And the bell is the heaviest in Poland - but only 7 tons.

Now another artist`s hard work:



Alien 12 | 1,986
8 Nov 2021 #1,129
The Kosciuszko Uprising
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
8 Nov 2021 #1,130
Quite close but try again. And they doing what?
jon357 71 | 21,107
8 Nov 2021 #1,131
The Powstanie Styczbiowe?
jon357 71 | 21,107
8 Nov 2021 #1,133
And they doing what?

I recognised the picture as one of Grottger's (hard to mistake his style) so looked it up. They're forging scythes.

I prefer Wojciech Fangor's more recent version.



Paulina 13 | 3,837
8 Nov 2021 #1,134
That smithy from Grottger's work still stands, btw, it's somewhere near Kraków :)

Kucie kos
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
8 Nov 2021 #1,135
Yes.

I posted it coz tomorrow I am going to do another replacement class for the absent history teacher who went on quarantine. We already talked about November Uprising and Krakow Rising, now it is time to talk about January Uprising. I think that apart from a few photos and films, I will show them this picture, contrasted with the view of 400.000 Russian army. :(:(:(:
Paulina 13 | 3,837
8 Nov 2021 #1,136
Don't be sad, pawian, Poland is free now and they will live in our memory and hearts and in the memory and hearts of future generations thanks to teachers like you :)
Strzelec35 36 | 1,254
8 Nov 2021 #1,137
how is it free exactly in what way? There are political prisoners in a country how is it free or laws where you can do time for criticising the govt or the country.

" I think that apart from a few photos and films, I will show them this picture, contrasted with the view of 400.000 Russian army. :(:(:(:"

so you teach propaganda then?
OP pawian 195 | 19,915
9 Nov 2021 #1,138
Don't be sad, pawian,

As a natural born pessimist, I must be sad. :):):)

What is this thing and why was it used?



Paulina 13 | 3,837
9 Nov 2021 #1,139
Mauser C96?
It's a painting by Wojciech Kossak. They're defending the Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine.

orleta
Alien 12 | 1,986
9 Nov 2021 #1,140
@Paulina
Bravo Paulina! It was to difficult for me. 👍


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