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... lunch (ate at like 2pm haha) because we woke up at like 11:30 or so Hired bikes and rode around the city. Went to this huge castle outside the city centre. Also went to the shopping mall to send our postcards and buy a phone SIM card - everyone obviously understood English but whenever we asked if they did they would say no. Eg. Do you speak English. "No". Okay well which SIM card is the best. "Well probably play or t mobile" - clearly she could ...
... figures of people working in the mine and to have to duck my head every few metres. Instead, I got immense carved chambers built into the salt rock underground which cannot be described as anything other than works of art. Consider my mind suitably blown.
What never ceases to amaze me as I go about this trip is the sheer scale of building and construction that human beings are capable of. From giant cathedrals to bridges to ...
... effectively. We descended 135 metres underground. There were many large caverns and rooms filled with salt carvings. There was also a massive Catholic cathedral, still functioning. Very interesting, and we didn't have to walk back upstairs- we took a mine shaft lift, very draughty. On the way back to town, we stopped off at Schindler's enamel factory which now houses an extensive occupation museum. It had so many ...
... below ground and found rock salt. We walked down as far as 125m and were stunned by the rock engravings on the way. The highlight was the central church with its frescoes all carved in the salt walls and with its crystal salt chandeliers. Unreal. These were done by 3 artists, mainly in 19th century. There are many chapels underground as the miners are very religious. The general greeting is ...
... Jews were liquidated and put on the trains to Auschwitz where over 70% were immediately sent to the gas chambers. The remaining Jews no longer live here because the walls have "eyes and ears" and the horrific memories still remain.
Lastly, we visited Schindler's factory which was the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's film Schindler's List.
And then I walked around with Becky (AUS) and did a little cheap shopping! Now off to ...