Tagged With: Earthquake

CITIES If You Ever Come to … (No. 70)

The shame is, that L’Aquila lies in an earthquake zone. Just recently it was damaged heavily. No, no, not destroyed but too many buildings have to be restored and the Italian government doesn’t care. What I wanted to tell you is the strange fact, that L’Aquila is a genuine medieval town, got its present look … Weiterlesen »

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LUGGAGE LABELS Collectors Corner … (No. 11)

When the „Imperial“ in Tokyo burned down in 1919, the famous US architekt Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to build a new hotel. He choose the „Maya Revival Style“ and constructed it so clever, that it has survived even earthquakes of a magnitude of 8,3. When it came to the question of a „modern“ luggage … 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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COUNTRIES The Critic At Large … (No. 18)

What can you say? She was once a proud black nation, the earliest, had emperors and empress Josephine, very good painters, a fascinating history of Black & White Magic, now Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake and a helplessly corrupt goverment – and just round the corner and on the other side of the mountains, on … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL If You Ever Come To New Zealand (No. 5)

It’s a true miracle and I never met somebody who had any knowledge about it: Napier on New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, in the centre of the east coast of Northern Island. The dream of all Art Deco fans, a totally surprising treasure since you expect Art Deco in France, Spain, Belgium, Austria and the USA. It … Weiterlesen »

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