Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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This lively ceiling is in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, one of the most interest and modern museum’s that I have ever visited. The ceiling is a replica of a synagogue ceiling. By a strange coincident we visited on 1 September, which was the anniversary of the invasion of Poland; 1 Sep 1939 – the beginning of the second world war.

Just around the corner is Mila 18 which played a significant role in the Warsaw Ghetto.

St Peter’s Church, Vienna

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St Peter’s Church is in the middle of Vienna’s old town. I went to visit because every day they put on a free organ recital, and when I went to visit I was delighted to hear Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, which is my favourite piece organ music.

The recital is usually at 3pm, but best to check the full programme on their website.

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Get their early (or linger a little after), because the inside is magnificent, and you can easily spend an hour wondering around inside.

I hope I was allowed to make a recording, because here it is.

The Chess Room in Warsaw Castle

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I call this room the chess room. Partly because I don’t know its real name, but also because the floor reminds me of a chess board. But what astonishes me is the attention to detail. The room is full of wonderful artworks, goldleaf on the walls, wood panelling…whereever you look there is something new to see.

The room is in Warsaw Castle, and is one of the few that doesn’t have a parquet floor.`

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