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ART NOUVEAU A (Almost) Forgotten Cafe In Italy

IT ISN’T MENTIONED IN THE GUIDES, I saw it by chance: the „Caffe Contarena“ in the Via Cavour, 1. Why hasn’t anybody mentioned to me, that Udine in Northneastern Italy houses an Art Nouveau/Art Deco treasure? A public one! An 19th century palace, a modern entrance with sliding glass doors – and inside a stunning … Weiterlesen »

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NAZIS In Praise of Franz Ehrlich … (No. 53)

His name: Franz Ehr- lich. He was the last of the great Bau- haus mas- ters of Dessau when he died in 1984. After a very eventful – and terrible – life: For his communist underground activities the Nazis put him into prison, concentration camps and the notorious penal company 999. After the war Ehrlich … Weiterlesen »

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HOTELS The News To Use … (No. 23)

A friend of mine, the much travelled Jürgen, just came back from Torino (Italy) and told me about the Hotel „Lingotto“. It got four stars only, but was created by the famous architect Renzo Piano who had to solve an insolvable problem: How the change an office block into a luxury hotel without giving the … Weiterlesen »

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NEW ZEALAND In Praise of … a Cathedral (39)

Before the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake of February 2011, Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island was for inside travelers one of the most charming towns on the hemisphere below the equator (or even all around the world). But its natural beauty is so enormous, I’m sure Christchurch will remain a destiny of desire. And now … Weiterlesen »

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