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I am on my second visit to Latvia’s capital. This building is named after the African missionary (St Mauritius) who refused German orders to execute locals who refused to convert from paganism to Christianity. This saw him beheaded himself, hence the building name.
This is an unusual post as it concerns a trip not yet taken. If you like trains read on and if you are interested in joining us just leave a comment and I will get back to you. Eurostar We will be travelling by Eurostar train from London St Pancras on Saturday 25th April at […]
The World Heritage site castle was built in the 13th & 14th Centuries in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque styles, initiated by King Casimir III The Great. The views from the top are wonderful, whilst visits to the State Rooms, Armory and the Cathedral situated within the fortification walls are fascinating.
The St Maurice Orchestra in Krakow’s Church of St Peter & St Paul. Listen to a wonderful rendition of Silent Night in three languages HERE
In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. This contrasts with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.