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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Poland

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object.

I invite you to leave a comment, if you think you know the location, or what it is. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer is revealed, the following Monday.

Guest Submissions are very welcome! You can find my Email at my Gravatar if you have a photo you would like to submit.

This week’s photo comes from Hanne Sieber’s collection, and you can find her blog here.

Thanks so much for your guest submission, Hanne. What a great photo!

This week’s Mystery Photo


Last Week’s Mystery Photo – seen below

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The selfie was mine, but the iconic location it seems, was known to many people, and not just for its unusual structures, but also because of its significant history. I am standing at the shipyards in Gdansk,at a place where, in 1980, ordinary workers stood up to a powerful nation on earth; they defied the iron fist of the Soviet Union, destroying the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe. It was here that people power formed a union called Solidarity, led by an electrician, named Lech Walesa. As a student of modern History, Walesa was a hero of mine, and although he did become President of the new independent Poland, he later retired from politics to a quieter life, and still lives in a house overlooking the shipyards, today. Here is a link to more of his story:

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This was an incredibly exciting and difficult era in time. I was told of a Grandmother, who had worked and saved hard, for years upon years in order to buy a house, and when she had saved almost enough money, independence from the old Soviet order came to Poland. But with economic independence, came the financial shock that the only thing her savings could now buy, was one pair of shoes!! Soul destroying? Such was the price of freedom!

Here are the list of bloggers who correctly identified the country/location:-

Yvette from Priorhouse Blog

Pooja from Stories from Europe

Mel and Suan from Traveling Matters to Us

TidiousTed From Recipe Reminiscing

Gerard from Oosterman Treats

Drake from ledrakenoir

Dina from The World According to Dina

Leggy Peggy

Polish Revolution – Something sobering and inspirational to Ponder About

Monday Mystery

15 thoughts on “Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Poland”

  1. The gate from last week, is so iconic. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My guess will be Norfolk and the coastal village of Happisburgh.?
    But a lot of lighthouses worldwide are red’n white.

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  2. Dear Amanda, you honour me by showing a second photo from our blog, thank you so much! โค You have made our day now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you a wonderful start in the new week, all the best,
    Dina & co

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  3. Why do you only post mystery pictures these days of places I’ve not only been, but where I’ve been a lot Amanda ๐Ÿ˜‰ . This is Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk, England. I attended a boat building school a year not far from there back in the mid eighties.

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    1. It is entirely coincidental, Ted! And you must remember that this is not my photo, but Hanne’s. I have noted your answer. I can’t wait for next week to see if you have been in that vicinity?

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  4. That’s an interesting history behind last week’s photo, Amanda. I can understand the grandmother’s pain after years of saving and dreaming.. This week’s location looks quite difficult, I can only say it might be from Europe. But that’s all. Maybe the Netherlands?

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    1. Thank you, Pooja! I found Polish history to be incredibly fascinating and tragic as well. But in the end, they have their country and their independence and you are lucky enough to live there! I have noted your answer! Thanks for playing along!

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