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Tagged With: France

TRAVELS A Nice Discovery In Alsace

MY ADVENTUROUS FRIEND JÜRGEN* FOUND IT (well, he finds a lot all over the globe, from Slovakia to Sichuan, Galicia to Gilgit), and as always I don’t hesitate to use his informations, they are always to the point for the modern traveller (but possibly not for the tourist). This time: The „Schleusen-Häuschen“ La dantelle in … Weiterlesen »

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ART THEFT … And Then came George!

FIRST OF ALL – you might know The Cloisters in New York, this seeming- ly mispla- red roma- nic-gothic monas- tery on the nor- thern tip of Manha- ttan, overlooking the big city. Naturally, you called it a copy, as I did for years.Then you discover, that the Metropolitan Museum, only a couple of miles … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY Ever Seen A Zero Euro Banknote?

I WONDER, WHY THIS IS NOT FORBIDDEN! This nonsense banknote looks so genuine, that you could just add a 1 to the 0 and go shopping with it. The paper is mor or less the same, the graphic design confusingly similar, a silver thread is woven into the paper and it even got the signature … Weiterlesen »

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ARCHITECTURE No Styrofoam In The Windows!

YES, I MADE THE MISTAKE! Visiting churches which were built between the years 500 and 1200 in Nor- thern Spain, Southern France and Italy, I couldn’t identify with what material the romanic and gothic windows were filled. Glass? Definitely not! Dirty or blind glass? Neither! What else could it be but styrofoam? Modern plastic material, … Weiterlesen »

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PEOPLE Yes, There Are Men With 12 Fingers …

WITH MY OWN EYES I HAVE SEEN TWO OF THIS SPECIES! One in a restaurant in Girona (Catalunya) and one on a plane to Tirana (Albania). Both were waiters, but when I met them, I didn’t see anything unusual. They had indeed six fingers on each hand, but they look natural, not-at-all deformed. If somebody … Weiterlesen »

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CURIOSITIES What Happens Around Llivia …

I KNOW, THERE ARE ENCLAVES ALL OVER THE GLOBE. But very few are a land-island, completely surrounded by another state or nation. Like Gibraltar, Melilla and Ceuta – they are harbors, open on one end, not in a „prison“. Well, I’v been to Campione, a veritable Italian enclave within Switzerland, and there is a Dutch … Weiterlesen »

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POLITICS Let’s Hate The „Caucasus Emirate“

THERE IS SOMETHING SO MEAN AROUND THE CORNER – and the world isn’t aware of it! The CAUCASIAN EMIRATE!!!! A ghost state, existing only in the heads and on the maps of the most brutal terrorists of our time. With flag and constitution, recognized (so they claim) by Saudi-Arabia and the Iran already, occupying – … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Never Heard Of Cavallo? Read This!

In the 1970s Cavallo was a hotspot – but not for long. You know how the Jetset is: easily bored, because they are egocentrics, not really interested in where they land. Cavallo, a tiny island between Corsica (France) and Sardegna (Italy) was lost again and the few inhabitants cheered. There were French movistars who bought … Weiterlesen »

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POSTCARDS Lost & Found (No. 74)

Yes, the postcard was dead! Yes, there are some old fashioned tourist who still write nonsense home, like „Greetings from …“ or „The weather is fine, the food lousy …“. But 99 % of the travellers make people at home envious by sending something through electronical channels. Just remember the occasion when you had bought … Weiterlesen »

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MONEY Oh, What A Shame … (No. 19)

Everybody loves it, this 324 m high iron tower in the centre of the French capital, and especially since it got illuminated from the Champ de Mars up to the TV antenna. Up to almost 7 million visitors are lifted to the various platforms every year by the elavators – and this figure makes the … Weiterlesen »

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