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Moments You Never Forget

SIGHTS Moments You Never Forget …

Just look and look and look – this is not a painting, it’s a photo! A platform at the end of a fjord, meandering for a hundred miles, the shores a palette of colours, light and shadows, the universe so near, reality so far, and if you had the luck to enjoy this sight, I … Weiterlesen »

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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 »

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HIDE-AWAYS I’m Going To Tell You A Secret …

  „ALBERGO DELL‘ ANGELO“ is a historic mini-hotel in the southwestern Italian Town of Pieve di Teco. A forgotten settlement in the mountains above the Riviera, which lost 80 % of its inhabitants in the last 20 years, just 1000 are left. An old town, and wonderfully quiet – and so is the Albergo, at … Weiterlesen »

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BUILDINGS The Old Prison Is Like New …

IT’S CALLED „CARCER TULLIANUS“, was built around 300 B.C. and was used for more than a 1000 years – in all of its ancient cruelty, unchanged and with a horrifying reputation. You find it right in the centre of the Italian capital Rome, on the edge of the legendary Forum Romanum (in the map look … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVELLING There Is A Room Like A Stadium …

I’VE NEVER EVEN IMAG- INED, that a thing like this could exist! Not even far away, in Padua in Italy, Padova in Italian. A room like a football field or a wide market place but covered. 82 m or 72 yards long, 27 m or 24 yards wide and 25 m or 22,5 yards high! … Weiterlesen »

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SIGHTSEEING Berlin – The Other Way …

HARDLY ANY OTHER MODERN METROPOLE has such a spectacular history! Berlin, from Imperial city to the center of the criminal Nazi activities and the divided town of the Cold War – and now the blossoming resurrection into one of the most interesting places on earth (just watch ll the Hollywood filmers flocking in!) And now … Weiterlesen »

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SIGHTSEEING Ugly Vienna Is so Interesting!

OH, VIENNA IS SO BEAUTIFUL – and „The Third Man“ and his shady „after Second World War“ film set is almost forgotten by now! No, not true. Behind all that well known and beloved splendor of Vienna, and the ghosts of the once almighty Imperial power, lies an „Ugly Vienna“ which is sometimes even more … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL The Crypt Of The Moving Corpses …

YES, I KNOW, YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD EVERYTHING about the collection of thousands of dried corpses beneath the Capuchine Monastery in Palermo (Sicily). I tell you, you haven’t! This pervert touristic highlight is so popular that – secretly – it gets replenishments from time to time. The crypt now is home to roughly 8000 … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS What A „Holiday Inn“!

OH, I REMEMBER IT AS A POSH HOTEL, THIS „HOLIDAY INN“ in BEIRUT: A huge building, overlooking the warm and blue Mediterranean. With a rotating restaurant on the highest floor and probably the most luxurious hotel of the chain. Some days ago I stood in front of it, speechless – it’s a ruin since 1991, … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY Moments You Never Forget …

He was a friendly, good looking, even erudite monster, this Rudolf Höss from the paradisic spa Baden-Baden in Germany. From 1940 to 1943 he was the commandant of the KZ Auschwitz and during his reign of terror 2,43 million jews (Höss himself confessed) were killed, often by himself. After the war Germany extradited him to … Weiterlesen »

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