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Pomnik Chopina

A cache by emkape Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/01/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The Chopin Statue is a large bronze statue that now stands in the upper part of Warsaw's Royal Baths Park aka Lazienki Park. It was designed in 1907 by Waclaw Szymanowski for its planned erection on the centenary of Chopin's birth in 1910, but its execution was delayed by controversy about the design, then by the outbreak of World War I. The statue was finally cast and erected in 1926. During World War II, the statue was destroyed by the occupying Germans. According to local legend, the next day a handwritten sign was found at the site which read: "I don’t know who destroyed me, but I know why: so that I won’t play the funeral march for your leader." The original mould for the statue, which had survived the war, made it possible to cast a replica, which was placed at the original site in 1958. The stylized willow over Chopin's seated figure echoes a pianist's hand and fingers. (fromWikipedia)
At the statue's base, since 1959, on summer Sunday afternoons free piano recitals of Chopin's compositions are performed.
The cache is hidden at :
N 52° 12.ABC E 021° 01.DEF

and:
A - how old was Frederic Chopin when he died. Answer minus 30
B - number of letters in primo voto of his friend Sand. Answer minus 2
C - number of letters in the name of the place where Chopin was born. Answer minus 10.
D - number of letters in the original name of the city where Chopin's father died. Answer minus 3.
E - Revolutionary Étude is Op. (?) No. 12. Answer minus 1
F - how many concerts did he composed? Answer minus 1.

the park is open from dusk till dawn

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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