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The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland

Where you’re welcome to lick the floors and walls any time throughout the tour. Hehehe.

On a random note, blessed is the one who is chain sneezing. ME.

It was a 2KM underground tour through the various chambers.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

We were basically surrounded by salt, the walls, the ceiling and even the floors. And how would you know? This is what happens when you place your torch against the surface.

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Saint Kinga’s Chapel, the largest among the underground chapels found within the salt mine. Would have been a damn cool place to get married too.

Everything you see, is pretty much salt.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Probably the saltiest (last)supper ever.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Family shot under the salt crystal chandelier.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

For a mine, it was certainly clean (hopefully not cause of people licking the place clean). Being my first visit to a mine of any kind, the size and depth of it was impressive! Not to mention the fact that there were multiple chapels, pulpits and even a lake all within the mine itself.

OH and awesome ice cream just outside the mine! If only it was this big.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Sunset at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
Just beyond the sunset
Lies my destiny

The Auschwitz concentration camp, set up by the Nazis during world war two, where up to 3 million people breathed their last. Mostly Jews.

Entrance to Auschwitz I and the infamous motto: Arbeit macht frei, work makes free.

Its hard to imagine the horrors that once took place in this serene and beautiful shot.

Public execution ground, as a warning to others.

Common execution ground where prisoners where forced to kneel facing the wall as there were shot from behind.

Surrounded by barb wires.

The tracks leading up to Auschwitz.

The main entrance to the extermination camp.

Prayers for the dead.

On a side note, those who’ve not watched The Boy in Striped Pajamas, please do. It is not an accurate depiction of the actual horrors yet it tells a story on its own, from the view point of a child. It is one of those rare movies made from books which ends up being better than the book itself.

And since this story is not a history book, it does deviates greatly from the actual situation.

I liked the ending of the movie more than the ending in the book. Since ignorance is bliss, I preferred that Bruno’s parents knew how they had indirectly caused the death of their child.

Another movie to watch is The Schindler’s List. Hope for humanity even in the darkest times.

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