browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

A Story Of Glory

Christmas is over, but …

… I WANT TO SHOW YOU, WHAT I DISCOVERED IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE OLD YEAR: The largest, most precious Christmas collection outside a museum! A German has assembled these thousands of up to 250 years old Santa Clauses, market shops, miniature trees and toys. Just look at the almost man-sized, heavily populated tower … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Collectors Corner, Interesting People Along The Way | Schlagwörter: , , , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für Christmas is over, but …

Eating Out In Krakow …

WOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT, did you? Krakow is the gourmet center of Eastern Europe! In 2019 it will be awarded the title „European Capital of Gastronomy Culture“, and Marcin Filipkiewicz, the chef at the Hotel „Copernicus“, received the honor of being „Chef of the Future“ already. All in all, the town can boast about … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Delicacies, If You Ever Come To ..., The News To Use | Schlagwörter: , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für Eating Out In Krakow …

Neanderthals were different …

DUMB, BRU- TISH CREA- TURES THEY WERE, SO EVERY- BODY BELIE- VED – but then arche- ologists discovered remarkable paintings in three Spanish caves: a red linear motif in La Pasiega (Cantabria), a hand stencil in Maltravieso (Estremadura) and red-painted speleothems (mineral layers) in Areales (Andalucia). When the results of the uranium-thorium dating came back, … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Newly Discovered | Schlagwörter: , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für Neanderthals were different …

Ever Heard Of Daniil Granin?

  I DISCOVERED HIM MUCH TO LATE, in the year of his death, this Daniil Granin (1919-2017). He was for ages the president of the Soviet Writers Union, responsible for the ostracism of his colleague Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. And he enjoyed such a privileged status, even under Stalin, that he could travel wherever he wanted, got … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Newly Discovered, The Book to Look, The News To Use | Schlagwörter: , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für Ever Heard Of Daniil Granin?

Fear Of Death Is Not In His Religion …

WHAT AN AMAZING SIGHT! A Buddhist monk in the temple district of Wat Puh Noi, close to the Sam Rot Not National Park in Thailand. A new building is erected around this statue of Buddha, and the monk couldn’t wait until completion and climbed (sprang, floated, flew, was catapulted, lifted by crane?) up to the … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Conversation Piece ..., A Story Of Glory, Interesting People Along The Way | Schlagwörter: , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für Fear Of Death Is Not In His Religion …

The Art Of Fumiko & Hiroshi

MY FRIEND HANS, whom an unexpected and unjustified stroke of fate (because he didn’t cause it by doing anything wrong) shackles to his bed forever, told me the following story from his second fatherland Japan (his wife Yoko is Japanese and he has written most valuable books about this country): „I’m doing everything, to make … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, If You Ever Come To ..., In Praise Of ..., Interesting People Along The Way | Schlagwörter: , , , , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für The Art Of Fumiko & Hiroshi

SOUVENIRS Ever Heard Of The Cycladic Idols?

… AND I CAN’T THINK OF A MORE BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIR FROM GREECE! Delicate, mostly marble figurines, carved between 5000 and 1600 B. C. Simple beauties, from 7 to 40 cm high, used in today mysterious cults on the Cycladic islands (in the Agean Sea, but not the ones along the Turkish coast). There were thousands … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Collectors Corner, If You Ever Come To ..., The Nice Advice | Schlagwörter: , , , , , , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für SOUVENIRS Ever Heard Of The Cycladic Idols?

ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

CAN YOU IMAGINE? NO, NOBODY CAN – a group of He-Men, not one a professional or Olympic swimmer, accompanied by a vessel, crossing the mightiest ocean, in the water, by muscle power alone! The boss of the team, Ben Lecomte, is (unbelievable!) a lawyer, who swam the Atlantic and the Panama Canal already. During those … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory, Interesting People Along The Way, Modern Wonders | Schlagwörter: , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für ADVENTURE They Swim Across The Pacific …

HEROES A (Sad) Story Of Glory …

He is Swiss, a legendary mountain climber and a unique person in the alpine scene. His aim is to conquer the highest summits in the fastest time – and he indeed holds impressive world records on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grandes Jourasses. Now he set a new speed record in the Himalayans: Steck ran … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Story Of Glory | Schlagwörter: , | Kommentare deaktiviert für HEROES A (Sad) Story Of Glory …

ANIMALS An Elephant With Four Tusks …?

THEY DON’T SHOW THIS TROPHY TO EVERYBODY at the headquarter of the Explorers Club in New York. Members (as I am one) are entitled to enter the so called „Trophy Room“, and you might remember that some posts ago I presented you with the pelt of a man-eating tigress from India from the same cabinet. … Weiterlesen »

Kategorien: A Conversation Piece ..., A Story Of Glory, Animals, Lost & Found, Moments You Never Forget | Schlagwörter: , , , , , | Kommentare deaktiviert für ANIMALS An Elephant With Four Tusks …?