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... hearts in the logo. More pleasant to see was a giant teapot outside a ceramics store so I had to take a photo of that one, and of the guitar-playing cowboy sitting on a line strung across Mariacka Street, he and Pete went well together with their hats.
Lunch was interesting to say the least, it went like this:
Me I’ll have onion soup please (choice was onion, mushroom, tomato)
Waiter Sorry, ...
... really enjoyed doing something completely different.
The actual mine was closed in 1913 because it was no longer economical, leaving 20,000 shafts and 150km underground walkways, galleries and chambers. The area has been turned into a nature park with lots of paths through the trees and notices telling you not to disturb nests, plants, don’t scare the wildlife and so on. Teresa said that the tunnels are home to 7000 bats which ...
... station again for lunch and this time I took Pete shopping in the sales so some of the spare suitcase space is being filled with his new shirts, jumpers, shorts – and this time he went shopping without grizzling so holidays are mellowing. I ran foul of the checkout at the supermarket, we'd bought a few things including fruit and we got a query in Polish about our purchases……..no idea what it was until ...
... start to feel alone. Eventually, you head deeper and a small light emerges. Instinctively you walk towards it, assuming it to be a way out. The result of this is you inevitably guided yourself into a dead end, and the light shines from a chimney overhead. It is not a way out but is certainly the end. It is a piercing feeling when you realise.
Naturally, these sites were only a precursor to the father of all Jewish memorials.
We recently ...
... footage that I have seen of the camps. Dani was sitting in the middle of the bus near a young guy about 20 years of age who was watching the film through tears. We later found out that he was from Israel & his grandmother survived the camp in its last days. His grandmother could have even been filmed.
On arrival we are herded along with another bus load to the museums entrance where we meet our guide for the day & collect our head phones so she doesn’t have ...