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FRUITS The Nice Advice … (No. 44)

I love these stories they tell in romantic parts of the world, where you can kill yourself just by being careless. Here I’m talking about the upper Rio Negro in Brazil. In the tribal areas I had often heard the word „Assai“, „Asai“ or „Acai“ but never asked what it means. When I did, the … Weiterlesen »

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WATERFALLS A Story Of Glory … (No. 10)

  Paradise on earth is – well, I don’t know your spiritual condition. But I can tell you where I found one: southern tip of Brazil, in the border corner with Argentina and Paraguay. There are the Iguacu, the most beautiful and largest waterfalls on the globe. Miles of cascading river – and where the … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Critic At Large … (No. 22)

It’s a shame! The book was published in 1927, bound in finest goat leather and highly artistic paper, with eight great watercolours by Franz Heckendorf, the author is one of the best of the 20th century, the Austrian jew Richard A. Bermann (aka Arthur Höllriegel) – and I got the First Edition of „Das Urwaldschiff“ … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS In Praise of … a Butterfly (No. 2)

Millions fly around Manaus on the upper Amazonas. Big like the hands of a grown man, held together, and so blue that the colour hurts the eyes in blazing sunlight. Nowhere in the world does blue exist so blue, not even in the sky. These butterflies are blueer than feathers, minerals and even the Mandrill’s … Weiterlesen »

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