I like travelling, family history and reading books. I am ESL teacher in High Junior school and at University.
At 7.00 am on Tuesday morning here, what better than to listen to Chopin's music? Magnificent.Thanks for the replies on Katowice and the history.I loved history as a schoolboy and did the honours classin my final year. Poland's history as I have previously commented on is brilliantly covered in Michener's book of 800 plus pages. Certainly a country or land area that has had many foreign rulers over the centuries from probably best reported from the period of Catherine the Great of Russian until the downfall of the Soviet Empire. That is a big period!Give some people an unmarked map of Europe and ask them to pinpoint the whereabouts of Poland and you may find fingerspointing at Finland or Romania or Greece and maybe even Spain - ha ha.Lovely sunny day here - no February heatwave this year!Cheers and enjoy your holiday period.Colin
Catherine the Great of RUSSIA.Colin
I think you are better educated at Polish history than some students
Good composer, this piece is lovely.
I love him too
Don't you mean GREAT, Margaret.One of the best ever.Are you aware that when Warsaw was about to change hands in WW2 with the treachery of Adolf and Joe, that Warsaw radio played Chopin's music until it was bombed out of existence.A sad time for Poland and an even sadder time of history for the Polish people.And for the record of disgust - not one bomb was ever dropped on the transport rail lines to Austwitz???Rail lines clearly visible to pilots.The Polish Government in exile in London, the Polish Underground, the Jewish organisation, even at risk disgusted officers of the Wehrmacht let the Allies know- Winston, Franklin and Joe, of these lines out in the open - and not ONE bomb was ever dropped. Why????????????????????????? Hang your heads in shame at this outrage.Colin
Spelling error - "rail lines to Auschwitz".Colin
Colin I admire your history knowledge. You are a fantastic historian.