On the way to "mystic places":
From the Jewish Cemetery in Berlin-Weißensee
to Kórnik Castle

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"Chess treasures at a mystic place" – the castle of Kórnik
(2006-10-21 to 22)

Waiting for the 'Reds'
Patiently waiting for the "Reds"– shortly behind Frankfurt/Oder and in brilliant sunshine. (From the left: Bernd Ellinghoven, Ralf Binnewirtz, Jurgen Stigter, Toni Preziuso and Calle Erlandsson.)

"Here they are" – with plenty of traffic jams and not much petrol nevertheless arrived at the intermediate stop: Marie-Theres Saremba, Tony Gillam and Andreas Saremba.
Arrival of the rearguard

Break beyond the border
But also the "rearguard" is in need of a rest – as usual Tony Gillam knows to tell a thing or two.

Kórnik we are coming – it’s only the question what time. Fortunately Tomasz Lissowski then answered the phone some time.
Michael Negele 'calling'

Group photo
Happily arrived, but with a delay of two and a half hours – thanks a lot to our generous hosts and to Tomasz (a little stressed out by the long waiting) who was eventually able to welcome his friends and guests.

First of all taking some refreshment was the order of the day – for that the magnificent dining hall in the castle basement was lovely decorated in autumnal colours (on the right and below).
C. Erlandsson & M. Negele

Couple Saremba & T. Gillam

Pleasures of the table
Dr. Kazimierz Krawiarz (to Bernd Ellinghoven’s left) is a biochemist but also a passionate chess amateur, an amusing neighbour at table proficient in languages.

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