Property

ARCHTECTURE Mudejar Is Weird …

ISN’T IT STRANGE? When „Orientalism“ became the fashion of the European „Salons“, in the second half of the 19th century, rich people copied (or imported) what gave them a feeling of Harun & Harem, of Oasis & Odalisks, of Beduins & Baclava. Even empe- rors & kings went on expeditions to Baalbek, Ninive and Louxor, … Weiterlesen »

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PROPERTY The Fate Of Boris Becker’s Finca

POOR OLD (46) BORIS BUMM-BUMM! The German Tennis legend bought 12 Hektar (= 29 acres) of land on the Spanish island of Majorca in 1997, paid, they say, about 2 500 000 Mark – which would be US$ 1 500 000, financed 5 building with app. 3 000 000 Mark (or US$ 1 700 000) … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY It Was Hard To Sell Goebbel’s Love Nest

ISN’T A LOVE NEST SOMETHING SMALL, ROMANTIC AND IDYLLIC? Yes, but not for Top Nazis like Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda, with his insatiable sex appetite. He was a small man, 5’5“ or 1.65 m, but he was never afraid of grandeur. That’s why he was happy when his boss, Adolf Hitler, gave him … Weiterlesen »

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PROPERTY Why not buy a lake in England?

The poet William Wordsworth loved it and you find it mentioned repeatedly in his work. The same goes for the famous childrenbook author Beatrix Potter who came here often to get herself into the fitting mood of writing: The Esthwaite Water in the so-called „Lake District“ in the northwest of England, the largest privately owned … Weiterlesen »

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