Lost & Found

We Are Underestimating Elevator Doors …

… and I can understand Connaisseurs who collect them optically! I WAS REMINDED OF THE MISTAKE WE ALL MAKE by a page in „The New Yorker“ (shown here). The American artist Julia Rothman had 6 elevator doors, all in famous buildings of New York, beautifully painted and the readers were asked, to recognize them (some … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS Lost & Found …

What’s barking in Madagascar? The smallest dog in the worldI had never seen a dog like that: It was barking from a rich lady’s handbag in Antananarivo, the capital of the island of Madagascar, and when I ask her what this was, she said: „Coton de Tulear“. It sounded like „Cochon“ and  „Fuck off!“ to … Continue reading »

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MUTINY „Bounty’s“ Never Ending Story …

Now an DNA Slab is flying from Australia to Germany – and back! REMEMBER, when the mutineers of the „Bounty“ fled to Tahiti and Pitcairn, the British admiralty sent the „Pandora“ after them, catching the ones on Tahiti, sailing back to England, being shipwrecked off the Australian peninsula of York with all on board safe … Continue reading »

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ANIMALS An Elephant With Four Tusks …?

Yes, I saw this miracle – in New York! 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 … Continue reading »

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DRINKS What The Hell Is A „Abu Hamed“?

Well, it might be a stupid joke of Jack London, the famous author … YEAH, MANY PEOPLE KNOW what Abu Hamed is: a dusty town in the Sudan. But how to you mix a drink which is called „Abu Hamed“? What’s the recipe? And what has the town Abu Hamed to do with the drink … Continue reading »

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THE OCEANS ARE FULL …

Do you know how many shipwrecks lie in the Seven Seas? IT’S ONLY A MILD ESTIMATE, but the Unesco reckons, that there are 3 millions of them! Counted only those of which a certain amount of remains can be found – the world map, I show here, gives you an impression where they are to … Continue reading »

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SECRETS This One Nobody Has Ever Seen!

The strange story of the elusive Flightless Scaly-Tailed Squirrel YES, MAN HAS CON- QUE- RED EARTH, there are no white spots left, maybe some undiscovered caves exist and the bottom of the Seven Seas isn’t’ explored totally either. But a mammal which no living person has ever even seen alive? An animal which was never … Continue reading »

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BARS A Holy Place Has Risen from Ruins

The legendary „Bierstube Alt-Berlin“ opened again …NEVER MISS THIS WATERING HOLE WHEN IN BERLIN! Just hear it’s story: Opened in 1893 and never closed until 2014. Which means: This „Bierstube“ survived the German Empire, the devastating „Inflation“, the Depression, the Nazis and the East German socialist experiment. A splendid history of 121 years. If I would … Continue reading »

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HOTELS Some People Are Crazy in Beyrouth!

Just watch what happened with the legendary „St. Georges“ … GOSH, WE ONCE HAD TO DRESS UP FOR THE „ST. GEORGES” IN BEYROUTH! Now? A ruin, a strange sight on the posh Corniche of Lebanon’s capital. A tragic shell, strangely enough with stores in the otherwise empty windows and a relic of a once red … Continue reading »

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ISLANDS Never Heard Of Cavallo? Read This!

Here is an almost forgotten piece of land in the Mediterranean …In the 1970s Cavallo was a hotspot – but not for long. You know how the Jetset is: easily bored, because they are egocentrics, not really interested in where they land. Cavallo, a tiny island between Corsica (France) and Sardegna (Italy) was lost again … Continue reading »

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