January 24, 2010

Patriotically

Painting on the fence in 'Barskie' housing estate. It presents young Polish soldier of the National Army (Armia Krajowa), from the times of the Second World War.

In the background there is the Primary School No. 20.

Other interesting graffitis from this place we' ll show tomorrow:)

11 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If that is the ring and a pin from a hand grenade that he is holding, I hope he is going to throw the grenade real fast.

PAK said...

Pozostaje mi czekać do jutra :D

PAK said...

PS.
Swoją drogą będę musiał kiedyś opublikować patriotyczny napis z banku :)

Chuck Pefley said...

I'm sure Dave is right about the grenade pin ... and I find that image on the fence quite disturbing. At the same time I like the mural on the public fence ... I just don't care for the message it sends.

Jacob said...

I wonder if this is graffiti or was a commissioned painting. I agree about the grenade pin - looks like he's daring fate or maybe he's watching where the grenade landed...

VP said...

I'm glad you are back, sorry that I have missed your new posts. This mural is amazing and has a very modern look for a relatively old history.

James said...

Interesting mural. It looks like you have some snow.

Tash said...

Fascinating ... it looks almost real with the foreground of snow.
Thank you so much for your comment, it gave me a chance to come by and see your new posts. You've presented a beautiful & sometimes funny picture of Nowy Sacz's snowy winter.
PS - can you tell me how to pronounce PUCHACZ the correct way? At the soaring field, everyone says Pooch. Is CZ a CH sound? But what is CH then?

m_m said...

Thanks for all your comments!
@Tash - concerning PUCHACZ: 'CH' is pronounced just like 'H' - for example like in English word 'hat'. And 'CZ' sounds just like 'CZ' in 'Czech Republic' or 'cherry'. I hope it would help you:)
There is a website when you can find pronunciation in Polish: http://www.staypoland.com/polish-pronunciation.htm
Regards,
m_m

m_m said...

Hello Tash!
Thank you for your nice comment!:)
Polish "CZ" sounds like Croatian/Serbian "Č"; Polish "CH" sounds like normal "H" (for instance like in word 'home'). So the word 'Puchacz' sounds 'Poohač':) Take care!:)

Tash said...

Thank you much on the pronunciation guide. I did learn one song in Polish (Wiosna by Chopin) a while back, I'll have to check if I was pronouncing the words right. Take care, Tash