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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


Paulina 12 | 2,229
9 Nov 2021 #1,141
Thanks, Alien, but anyone who went to school in Poland would probably more or less recognise this work and, additionally, I've graduated from liceum plastyczne, so identifying the iconic and better known art works is easier for me, I guess.

I'm not sure about that gun though, especially that there were copies of Mauser C96 produced by other countries - I'm not a gun expert :)

Btw, those very young people in the painting are called Lwów Eaglets (Orlęta Lwowskie):

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_Eaglets
johnny reb 31 | 6,262
9 Nov 2021 #1,142
, I've graduated from liceum plastyczne,

Did you do the four year cycle or the five year cycle ?
Alien 4 | 435
9 Nov 2021 #1,143
Paulina;
I thought it was some kind of assassin. Unfortunately, pawian showed only a fragment of the painting. But I couldn't find a matching assassination.
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
9 Nov 2021 #1,144
four year cycle or the five year cycle ?

Liceum used to be 4 years, then 3 and now again 4.

in Lviv, Ukraine.

Yes. Lvov Eaglets, of course.

What is that guy?



Paulina 12 | 2,229
9 Nov 2021 #1,145
I know, I know...! ;) But maybe someone else will guess... Hint: the artist who painted it is Polish, the man depicted is too, I suppose, but this art work is inspired/a copy of a painting by a famous foreign painter.

Liceum used to be 4 years, then 3 and now again 4.

It is/was a bit different with licea plastyczne - typically they used to be usually 5 years, sometimes 6, for example, and later it changed to 4 or 6 (or both in one school).
jon357 69 | 18,360
9 Nov 2021 #1,146
Another hint: the artist had a famous son and grandson, also artists.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
9 Nov 2021 #1,147
Yes, and they all liked (and are known for) painting horses :)
jon357 69 | 18,360
10 Nov 2021 #1,149
No. Think of uniformed hordes from the Steppes.
jon357 69 | 18,360
10 Nov 2021 #1,150
Where is it, and why is it in the news?



OP pawian 180 | 17,056
10 Nov 2021 #1,151
I know, I know...! ;)

Both you and jon guessed that the warrior (mounted) is Lisowczyk, freely translated as Foxling, the light cavalry man.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisowczyks

They were so brutal to their enemies that even 50 years later mothers warned their naughty children to be good or a Foxling would come to take them away.

the name of an early 17th-century irregular unit of the Polish-Lithuanian light cavalry. The Lisowczycy took part in many battles across Europe and the historical accounts of the period characterized them as extremely agile, warlike, and bloodthirsty.
Alien 4 | 435
10 Nov 2021 #1,152
@pawian; and why is it in the news?
Unfortunately not in my news.☹
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
10 Nov 2021 #1,153
the news?

Ooops, it wasn`t me who asked about the news.

why is it in the news?

Is it a place where PIS meet to coordinate their handling the border crisis?
Or
Is it a place where they move migrants to?
jon357 69 | 18,360
10 Nov 2021 #1,154
Is it a place where PIS meet

It may as well be. But isn't.

Is it a place where they move migrants to?

At least they'd be warm.
Alien 4 | 435
10 Nov 2021 #1,155
Sorry Pawian, it was jon357 not you. But I still don't know the proper answer.
jon357 69 | 18,360
10 Nov 2021 #1,156
answer

It's the Pałac w Korczewie. Not far from Drohiczyn. It burnt down today.



OP pawian 180 | 17,056
10 Nov 2021 #1,157
Oops, I haven`t come across this news. Strange.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,158
Lisowczyk

That's also the title of the painting (by Juliusz Kossak) and the original was painted by Rembrandt​ (you can see it in New York in Frick Collection) :)

I'm posting the first riddle to celebrate something and the second riddle for a reason that I will explain later:

Riddle 1 (the building): What is it? And more advanced (and tricky) question - what is the nickname of the sea creature which has it's "lair" in there?

Riddle 2 (the cap): Who do you think own such caps?





Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,159
Hint for both riddles - just like delph, I'm predictable ;)

Hint for Riddle 1: this building isn't new - it was built by the Nazis during occupation. Back then it was a research and testing centre. What do you think they were researching and testing over there?

Nowadays this building is used as something else though. What is it now?

As for the cap riddle - if you don't know the answer yet, then you can start with identifying what's on the cap. Do you recognise anything? Any symbol?
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,160
Hint for both riddles

These are very good riddles coz I still don`t know even after searching. :):):)
Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,161
@pawian, I think you should be able to at least recognise the symbol on the cap. There's a letter "C" on the cap and a certain symbol of something. You know this symbol - look closer :))
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,162
You know this symbol :))

Yes, we talked about it a few weeks ago - it is the GROM sign. But I have no idea about this C.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,163
@pawian, yes, exactly - it's a GROM sign :)

But I have no idea about this C.

OK, photo hint then:



OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,164
You mean A or C are letters denoting companies or other units in GROM?
Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,165
Yes! Exactly :)) A, B and C are GROM's sub-subunits (or whatever it's called in English - in Polish it's "pododdział" or "zespół bojowy").

So, who owns those caps with "C" and who those with "A"? By that I mean - what type of "pododdziały" are A and C?

Btw, I guess they call it "squadrons" (?) - this is the back of the "C" cap:



OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,166
By that I mean - what type of "pododdziały" are A and C?

A is those who speak basic English while C - advanced.
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,168
I found it: A means land operations, B means water operations and C - air operations. D - underground operations.
Paulina 12 | 2,229
13 Nov 2021 #1,169
Yes, correct:

A - land operations, stationed in Warsaw;
B - water operations, stationed in Gdańsk.

C - air operations

Are they? Apparently those are "classified operations".

D - underground operations

What... ;D I don't think there's such pododdział... (unless it's super-classified or sth ;)) Where did you find such info?
OP pawian 180 | 17,056
13 Nov 2021 #1,170
Where did you find such info?

One day I was dealing with moles in the garden and all of a sudden a GROM operator peeked ouf of a mole hill. We talked for a while before he went on his undercover mission.


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