Auschwitz-Birkenau – The Industrialisation of Genocide

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. albert schweitzer I stepped blinking into bright afternoon sunlight on Ealing Broadway. The buzz of a busy Saturday filled the space; the rumble of West London traffic; chattering shoppers; pigeons flapping and cooing as they disturbed litter and dust on warm, white pavingContinue reading “Auschwitz-Birkenau – The Industrialisation of Genocide”

Ogrodzieniec Castle, Poland: On The Trail of the Eagles’ Nests

A few miles from Podzamcze, population 1,011, a magical castle appeared, afloat in the sky. As we drew closer, we saw how it seemed to meld organically with the landscape. Some of its shapely white towers were man made, others were natural pillars of limestone, all integrated into the structure by pale curtain walls. TheContinue reading “Ogrodzieniec Castle, Poland: On The Trail of the Eagles’ Nests”

Ojców Castle & National Park, Poland

Our early start to miss the crowds paid off in every way, other than making us fugitives from the law. ‘Buildings in Ojców’ featured on the campsite’s list of ‘must sees’. This rather underwhelming description prompted us to take a drive out one evening to check their credentials. The quaint wooden houses and lush, pastoralContinue reading “Ojców Castle & National Park, Poland”