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... full circle. I took about 2 hours, taking pictures, stopping for coffee, etc.
First, St-Florian's gate, a Gothic tower built in the 14th century. It served as the main entry point of Old Town. It was erected a part of a network of fortifications to protect the city against Turkish attacks.
The Barbikan, is a circular building built in the 15th century, also as a fortification outpost. I read that a bridge used to connect, ...
... to the castle is that it was built above a cave that housed a giant dragon that would eat young women in the town. One day, a shoemaker came into town and told the king that he would slay the dragon if he could marry the king’s daughter. When the king agreed, the shoemaker when to work, constructing a fake sheep out of a large block of sulfur. The sheep was placed in front of the dragon’s cave, and of course, he ...
Got up super early again today to catch a very slow train for 60kms over 2 hours to Auschwitz in order to get there well before 10am. That meant we could wander around at our own pace as after 10 you have to go on a guided tour to get in. We were there for about 3 hours reading all of the info which got more horrible each room we moved to. No wonder my great uncle Joe left Poland! After Auschwitz I ...
... was highly recommended in our Lonely Planet guide book so I decided I had to see it and I wasn’t disappointed. The museum is about the invasion of Poland in 1939 and the people who formed an underground army which included their own hierarchy, propaganda center and press. I also learnt that the British and French had abandoned Poland when Germany invaded despite declaring war on Germany 2 days after it invaded. They had ...
... many are still around and they don't realise they are made of the hair of dead Jews... There were also glass cases of adult and children shoes, spectacles, and there was a huge case of bags. On the case the prisoners wrote their name and town and when they were killed then checked for valuables, the SS wrote exterminated and the date. After that we walked around some more. It doesn't overly evil only because the buildings are clean and there is lots of grass. ...
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