ISSUE 15, October 2005
Editorial
Historic: Nelson and Freemasonry
Grand Lodge: Pro Grand Master's Speech
Grand Lodge: Quarterly Communication
Hurricane Katrina: Grand Charity Relief Chest
Royal Arch: John Knight
Masonic Embroidery: A stitch in time...
Travel: Walzing along the Danube
Specialist Lodges: Martial arts
Library & Museum: The two Freemasons' Halls
    Anniversary: Jersey's Liberation
Anniversary: Dorset's 225 years
Obituaries: Lord Swansea OSM
Pro Grand Master: Whither directing our course?
Charmian Hussey: A Mason's wife on Masonry
International: The Grand Lodge of Israel
Education: Sheffield's big plans
Education: Forthcoming events
Education: The Second Degree
Masonic Charities
Letters, Book Reviews, Gardening

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As we were in the country for such a short time, many of us hadn’t bothered to get any Hungarian money – the Forint – as most places took euros, although at a very inflated rate. Despite being heavily bombed, you can still see some beautiful architecture, and particularly the parliament building on the banks of the Danube, which is floodlit at night.
     Our next stop was Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. As we wandered through the lovely cobbled streets of the old town, we were entertained by a group of artists dressed in period military costume who, from time to time, let off a noise similar to that of a cannon.
     The place is very charming and quaint, made even more so by large brightly coloured models of cows dotted around the place, each one sponsored, which is part of a charity fund-raising event. Lingering to soak up the atmosphere, I was fortunate enough to be passing the opera house just as a classical music recital was going on, with the musicians performing on the balcony at the front of the building.
     Vienna was the only city on our cruise where you needed transport to get into the centre of town. It is a city that deserves several days to visit, but at least we were offered a glimpse. The historical centre is very compact, being housed within the city’s ring road, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Above:
Melk Abbey in Austria, one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in Europe


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