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Poland in photo riddles - part 2


OP pawian 190 | 19,117
21 Nov 2021 #1,201
True independance.

Aaah, now it dawned on me! Thanks Crow. Exactly, that is the personification of Poland after regaining independence lost due to partitions.
Paulina 13 | 3,528
21 Nov 2021 #1,202
She smiles because she knows what coming (...) independance

In a way you've partly guessed it - she's smiling because of independence, but not one that will happen in the future, but one that is already there. This painting was painted in 1918 :)

@pawian, yes, exactly, you've solved the riddle :)) This is "Polonia I" by Jacek Malczewski. You can see it in the National Museum (The Palace of the Kraków Bishops) in Kielce :)

The crown that she's wearing is supposed to resemble a historic Polish crown. The coat on her arms is an army coat worn by Poles sent to Syberia and her black veil is probably a sign of mourning due to all the lives sacrificed to regain her freedom. The man with a broken chain on his leg in the backround (wearing the same coat) symbolises an area of enslavement going into the past. She's also washing her hands of blood, which I guess was meant to symbolise the end of Poles' sacrifice for the freedom of Poland (another interpretation is that she's taking off a violet glove):

polonia
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
22 Nov 2021 #1,203
The painting is "Death"

This one isn`t entitled Death though it is depicted. It is an illustration to a known piece of Polish literature. Which exactly?



jon357 71 | 20,377
22 Nov 2021 #1,204
literature

Is it Ogniem i mieczem?
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
22 Nov 2021 #1,205
Sorry, no. But the times of publication are similar.
Paulina 13 | 3,528
23 Nov 2021 #1,206
"Rozdziobią nas kruki, wrony" by Stefan Żeromski?
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
23 Nov 2021 #1,207
Yes! We shall be picked apart by crows, ravens. 1863 January Uprising is coming to its end. A Polish insurgent is apprehended and killed by Russian troops. His corpse is left on the ground. Soon a peasant from a nearby village appears and robs the body of valuable things, e..g, boots. He doesn`t care about the Rising coz it is noblemen`s fancy.

Next:

What are this guy`s emotions and why?



jon357 71 | 20,377
23 Nov 2021 #1,208
I know this one but will let someone else answer.

I'll only say that the events of 1905 didn't go well for everybody.
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
24 Nov 2021 #1,209
I'll only say that the events of 1905

Yes, it`s the workers` revolution of 1905 and the painting by Lentz is called Strike.

What is this about?



Alien 10 | 1,636
24 Nov 2021 #1,210
Lenin and 12 apostles....
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
24 Nov 2021 #1,211
Nope, this guy who looks like Lenin is only a poor impersonator.
Our riddles focus on Polish issues.

Clue: Lenin had similar experiences.
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
4 Aug 2022 #1,212
What can you see and why????



mafketis 34 | 12,217
4 Aug 2022 #1,213
What can you see

It looks like hollowed out zucchini.... stuffed zucchini? It's a common dish in the middle east.... but I only put them into the oven after putting the filling in.
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
4 Aug 2022 #1,214
stuffed zucchini?

Yes!

put them into the oven after putting the filling in.

That is not enough - when you use big ones, you need to pre heat them first without stuffing. Stay tuned and I will show more photos in another thread.:

What is this plant? Actually, it is a veg.
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mafketis 34 | 12,217
5 Aug 2022 #1,215
you need to pre heat them first without stuffing

I simmer them in almost boiling water until they're soft enough to hollow out easily and then stuff and cook them in the oven.
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
5 Aug 2022 #1,216
I simmer them in almost boiling water until they're soft

Curious. It seems there are more recipes than just one. :)
Paulina 13 | 3,528
5 Aug 2022 #1,217
What is this about?

This is a very sad painting - it was painted by Jacek Malczewski in 1892 and is titled "Wigilia na Syberii ("Christmas Eve in Siberia"). It depicts Polish men who were sent to Siberia by tsarist Russia, sitting at a table at the Christmas Eve supper with empty plates, away from their families.

"Even the semblance of a call for Polish freedom was ruthlessly repressed by Russia. Freedom fighters were sentenced to death or long-term imprisonment, together with torture and deportation to Siberia, to the farthest corners of the Russian empire. Exiles worked in inhuman conditions, and frequently died of exhaustion."

What is this plant? Actually, it is a veg.

I don't know - is it Polish/European or something exotic?

What is it and where people in Poland tend to find it?:



OP pawian 190 | 19,117
5 Aug 2022 #1,218
"Wigilia na Syberii ("Christmas Eve in Siberia").

Wow, great of you to remember that ancient one. Yes!

What is it and where people in Poland tend to find it?:

It is a pidgeon egg which people find on the balconies and terraces.

I don't know - is it Polish/European or something exotic?

It is international - see a better view:



Paulina 13 | 3,528
5 Aug 2022 #1,219
@pawian, hmm, still don't know what this is, but it looks fluffy :D So, if this is a veg, then there's a part that grows underground? What's the colour of this veg?

It is a pidgeon egg which people find on the balconies and terraces.

Yes, exactly! :))
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
5 Aug 2022 #1,220
then there's a part that grows underground?

Exactly!!!

It is fluffy that is why the above ground part is used in decorations. :):) Recall communist times when it was very popular as a decoration. I can` t say more.

What's the colour of this veg?

It has two colours depending on how deep it stays in the ground. I can`t reveal more - recall the two coloured veg.

Yes, exactly! :))

Wow, really? I just took a random guess coz I remembered such situations in my balcony when I was single and didn`t have cats. But that was 30 years ago.

I see you took care of the egg, putting it in the box so that it wouldn `t roll down from the balcony or terrace onto the ground. Did the bird accept that human made nest? :):):)
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
5 Aug 2022 #1,222
Yes, used as a veg but also as a floral decoration. I have started a little plantation of it this year.

Why did I take a photo of this notebook page with primary school English class work?



OP pawian 190 | 19,117
6 Aug 2022 #1,223
One riddle is pending but I have to present another one to close the series of photos in the folder.

What has happened?





OP pawian 190 | 19,117
7 Aug 2022 #1,224
What veg is growing in these hills???



Alien 10 | 1,636
7 Aug 2022 #1,225
I know logical answers.
1222; You taught students how to buy alcohol while on vacation.
1223; There was a party at the end of the school year.
1224; They were all drunk that they slept in the field.
Paulina 13 | 3,528
7 Aug 2022 #1,226
Why did I take a photo of this notebook page with primary school English class work?

Because the student made a mistake?

What veg is growing in these hills???

Leek?

putting it in the box so that it wouldn `t roll down from the balcony or terrace onto the ground.

Unfortunately, the egg rescue operation was more complicated than that... lol ;) My mother found that egg on the balcony in her flower pot. She doesn't like pidgeons, because they sometimes poop on the balcony and she has to clean it. She took the egg away, so the pidgeons wouldn't sh1t all over the place. My mother would probably throw the egg away, so I asked her to give it to me. I've decided to take care of it for a few days until my parents could go to my grandma in the countryside for the weekend (in order to put the egg under a sitting hen). I put the egg in that box, wrapped it around with a towel and I was turning it from one side to the other everyday (apparently that's necessary). Then my parents took it to my grandma in the countryside and my grandma took it to one guy in her village who has pidgeons and he put it under a sitting pidgeon mama :)

Btw, the egg was so small, delicate and pretty :) Smooth and shiny like alabaster :))
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
7 Aug 2022 #1,227
made a mistake?

Yes, there is a mistake, where exactly? BTW, it wasn`t student`s.... :):):)

Yes, leek. Which is hilled, btw.

the egg was so small, delicate and pretty

Not bad but I know prettier eggs - all light blue. I have it somewhere in my collection and it isn`t an Easter egg. :):):)
mafketis 34 | 12,217
7 Aug 2022 #1,228
a mistake, where exactly? BTW, it wasn`t student`s.... :)

the pronunciation of "receipt" doesn' thave a p sound... */risipt/ should be /risi:t/?
OP pawian 190 | 19,117
7 Aug 2022 #1,229
*/risipt/ should be /risi:t/?

Yes, exactly, I took a photo because that was the teacher`s mistake, the student only copied the wrong phonetic transcript from the board. I have more photos like that and already showed them in another thread.

Who is represented here?



OP pawian 190 | 19,117
7 Aug 2022 #1,230
You taught students how to buy

No, contemporary students don`t need such education from me. :):)

prettier eggs - all light blue.

Which bird lays them?





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