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.`

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

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Do you want to watch a show in the oldest theatre in the world? Then this is the pace to go to. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is perched on the side of the ancient Acropolis in Athens. It was built in 161, and was eventually renovated in 1950. Its not quite as old as its neighbour, the Theatre of Dionysus which has been around since the 4 century BCE.

The theatre is still open for shows, (you can buy tickets here).

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