Odyssey in Poland & Fryderyk Chopin
2010 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin! A 2010 Chopin calendar was being displayed at a bookstore window near the Old Town Square.   I went to the Czartoryski Museum. The last time I was in town, I couldn't get a chance to visit this Krakow's most famous museum.
I think this building could easily be missed. I passed without noticing it although I had checked the map to access it. Perhaps because it didn't look like a museum I had thought it would be.
There was the Chopin room upstairs where I found the Pleyel piano that Fryderyk Chopin played.
And Chopin's death mask was on display also.
This is the Jagiellonian University, established in 1364, the second oldest university in Central Europe after the Charles University in Prague. Pope John Paul II graduated from it.   Nicolaus Copernicus is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University also, and at the front of the University building, there was a monument to him.
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