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Tagged With: Burma

What A Wonderful Tattoo Book …

AN UNBE- LIEVA- BLE VO- LUME! A modern bench- mark book! Never done before in this com- plexity and irretrievable for another writer. The title: „Die magischen Tattoos of Myanmar“ – The magical tattoos of Myanmar (= Burma). The author: Prof. Dr. Jürgen C. Aschoff, a German neuropsychiatrist, tibetologist, photographer, author, publisher and antiquarian. It … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT In Praise Of A Walking Stick

I SAW IT LEANING AGAINST A BAZAAR COUNTER – and it look like nothing! It happened in Yangon which I still prefer to call Rangoon. The bazaar there is just a shadow of past glory but still a place for decent discoveries. Like this walking stick, made of mature bamboo, leaning against a counter. Nothing … Weiterlesen »

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POLITICS The USA Are Crazier Than You Think

WHAT I TELL YOU NOW, you will probably not believe. But trust me: I didn’t believe it myself, when it occurred to me. When? In the summer and autumn of 2015. So start listening: First I wanted to sell an almost 200 year old copper bowl from Persia, produced around 1750, part of the famous … Weiterlesen »

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FASHION In Praise of … Bermuda Shorts (No. 30)

Shorts are the national costume of the gentlemen in the Bermudas. As gay coloured as possible, but the islands in the Atlantic adopted the cut-off-trousers officially in 1915 only. British soldiers in India and Burma had asked their superiors around 1850 to be allowed to shorten their khaki pants in the heat and dust – … Weiterlesen »

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