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Poland's Cultural Heritage in nifty flash site
March 25, 2008 9:12 PM   Subscribe

"Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures: Poland's Heritage is an international educational exhibition which presents the history of tolerance and cohabitation of various ethnic groups in the territory of Polish-Lithuanian Commowealth and is addressed primarily to foreigners all around the world". This is achieved via a very beautiful flash site.
posted by peacay (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great find. Thanks.

I can look at middle ages art for hours- and I know a client that's not going to get their job finished today.
posted by mattoxic at 9:27 PM on March 25, 2008


Oh peacay, I love this site - the animated illuminations are so enchanting. And I love being able to see the pages enlarged, just gorgeous. I haven't read a word yet, I can't stop looking at the art - lovely. Excellent find, thank you!
posted by madamjujujive at 10:53 PM on March 25, 2008


Well its a solid effort - poland needs to lose the swastikas and the 'no nigers' graffiti but hey, what do i know - i'm being poked in the back by my rabbi as i type.

some polish culture.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:53 AM on March 26, 2008


and one thing that has always bothered me - if the jews are controlling the world, how come israel hasnt won the world cup ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:57 AM on March 26, 2008


im here all week folks.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:58 AM on March 26, 2008


if the jews are controlling the world, how come israel hasnt won the world cup ?

Ah ha, how do you know they haven't?
posted by mattoxic at 4:18 AM on March 26, 2008


I'm of Polish descent and was really looking forward to the site. Alas, after 4 minutes of loading, the site only got up to 85%, where it stalled out. All I got from this site is a confirmation of my previous opinion that there is no such thing as "a very beautiful flash site".
posted by Doohickie at 6:30 AM on March 26, 2008


When I finally did get in, the flash made my head hurt. Maybe it had something to do with taking the better part of an hour to load had me already frustrated; I don't know. Maybe the site got noticed by the net and they just didn't have enough bandwidth to handle it. Whatever the reason, I was very, very disappointed with the link.

Maybe I'll try it again in a few days; people who got in apparently liked it. :/
posted by Doohickie at 7:30 AM on March 26, 2008


poland needs to lose the swastikas and the 'no nigers' graffiti

Yes, the unique Polish cultural phenomena of racism and bigotry are troublesome.
posted by crazy finger at 12:05 PM on March 26, 2008


some polish culture.

It's very reassuring that to learn that the Polish gay scene isn't as hung up on looks and body image as it is in places like the UK and the USA.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:15 PM on March 26, 2008


Ack. I finally got in. I found it a very tought site to like. I suspect the content is very interesting, but the flash just about drove me nuts. I would very much like to see the site done in good old html.
posted by Doohickie at 8:05 PM on March 26, 2008


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