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ARCHITECTURE The ingenious Italians …

EVERYBODY WANTS A PENTHOUSE, YES? Or a roof terrace! Isn’t it so? But you can’t have it if the house is a 100 years old (or older), got 3 or 4 or 5 floors, the usual tile-covered roof and the high exits of the chimneys on top. End of the line. No, because when I … Weiterlesen »

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CAFES When in Warsaw, snack in Wilenska 3!

THIS QUARTER OF WARSAW IS NOTHING SPECIAL, the street, Wilenska, is without clear and welcoming identity. Just remember: Poland’s capital was razed in World War II. Therefore go straight to No. 3, there you’ll find the Cafe „Wilenska 3“. A strange place: Wall decorations from the 1970s, music from the 1980s, furniture late Art Deco … Weiterlesen »

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LUXURY Mr. Steidl’s Sleeping Car …

GERHARD STEIDL WAS BORN IN 1950, lives and works in Göttingen (immortalized by Barbara’s chanson, recently covered beautifully by Gerard Depardieu), is what they all say, the producer of the best art books – and the publisher of some literary big shots (like the late Günter Grass) who trust nobody but him. „The New Yorker“ printed … Weiterlesen »

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FOOD Ever Heard Of The TRUESCHE?

I CONFESS, I DIDN’T KNOW IT! Nobobody I know had any idea that this sweet water delicacy existed so close – in the Swiss Lakes. And that there are still fishermen who go for the TRÜSCHE – and before they catch one, it’s sold already to gourmets!!! The facts: It’s the only lake- and river … Weiterlesen »

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COMMUNICATION The Selfie Pest – Amusing …!

NO, NOT A BAD WORD ABOUT SELFIES! I confess, I hate them but being tolerant enough, I just ignore this cosmopolitan desease. And then I came across the „Selfie Beer Mat“, an ingenious idea of the Oktoberfest host and owner of many celebrated restaurants in Munich and other German locations, Michael Käfer. Have a close … Weiterlesen »

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FASHION A Burqa Is Not Always A Burqa …

EVERYTIME I SAW A VEILED MUSLIM WOMAN, I thought: „Hey, another one in a Burqa!“ I was mistaken by 80 %. Because muslim women are forced to wear (but some hide their beauty voluntarily) five different outfits, depending on the grade of religiosity of their husbands (well, and their own, I guess). I present them … Weiterlesen »

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VICES Even Satan Junior Smokes …

I’M NOT A SMOKER, but I’m always interested in the tobacco legend. And the world leaders who are nicotine junkies, especially if they are ruthless dictators. Those murderers, robbers and suppressers of freedom who cultivate an image of god-like purity and wisdom. Like the ridiculous KIM JONG-UN of North Korea who is rarely seen without … Weiterlesen »

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HOTSPOTS Living

He is a rising star in Hollywood, born in Nigeria, living in South Africa and he wonderful „Mr. Scott“ in the American TV hit series „Black Sails“: actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim. I met him recently by chance at the airport Zurich and asked him the plainest of all question: What is your favourite spot in Capetown? … Weiterlesen »

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MODERN WONDERS Who Invented Love Locks?

No wonder, city archi- tects are laun- ching protests and I believe them: Hang some thou- sands more of those „Love Locks“ onto to rails of the river bridges and they will collaps! Basically, the idea is charming. Such a demonstration of partnership and happiness should get the status of „World Heritage“. But it became … Weiterlesen »

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ACCESSORIES Dinos & Mammoths are alive …

William Henry, the very noble and creative supplier of very, very exclusive tools for the daily use, had the idea. And why not? There are enough dinosaur bones and mammoth tusks around and on the market, it was only a matter of time that somebody used it. And William Henry in McMinniville (Oregon/USA) is the … Weiterlesen »

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