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Modern Wonders

PHENOMENA I Saw The „Maloja Snake“ …

SWISS PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ENGADIN ARE NOT AMAZED, because they are used to the phenomenon. Which is seen as far as I know, only here. That’s why all visitors from outside can’t believe what they see: A snake-like cloud, formed like a huge sausage, massive and compact, often many miles long, sometimes in white, … Weiterlesen »

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SECRETS Modern Wonders

Well, I admit it’s not easy to get to Hallstatt, especially in winter. That’s why this tiny and car-free village on the western shore of the Hallstätter See (lake) in the extrem western part of Austria (not far from Salzburg) is preserved like it looked 300 years ago. A medieval location. Not even 400 people … Weiterlesen »

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STAMPS Modern Wonders

Wow! A man who invented the „Blue Oyster“-look of homosexual pop groups like „YMCA“ and ispired photographers like Robert Maplethorpe is honored with 3 stamps by an official postal authority. He is gay artist Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) who called himself Tom of Finland since he was born in this Scandinavian country. The stamps are explicit … Weiterlesen »

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MODERN WONDERS A „Titanic“ fiddle – wow!

It really shouldn’t have happened because it couldn’t have happened! When the „Titanic“ sank in 1912, he orchestra played „Nearer my God to thee …“, then the musicians sprang overboard, including the bandleader and violinist Wallace H. Hartley, who had strapped his fiddle to his body. He was saved, after gruesome hours, from the icecold … Weiterlesen »

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