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DISCOVERY A Conversation Piece (No. 49)

Basically, it’s nothing. Just a leaf from an old German calender. Sunday, 27th of December 1896. You rumple it and throw it away. But I looked closer and discovered strange things, now long forgotten and not important anymore. For example: 1870 – Beginning of the bombardment of the Mont Avron in the outskirts of Paris. … Weiterlesen »

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ART Collectors Corner … (No. 39)

I show you an example, printed ca. 1900. We see servants in the background, obviously amazed by the large chute of a very early recording machine on a traditional Sudanese bed, an „Angareeb“, made of wood, leather and rope. Sharing the bed is an exited white with turban and (red) beard, demonstrating something with his … Weiterlesen »

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STREETS Lost & Found … (No. 24)

You know what „Modern Archeology“ is? To find out things which are younger then 400 years, are forgotten and you don’t even dig. Like the amazing answer to the question: When did city planners come up with the idea of a dead straight street and realised it? 1707. And where? In Hamburg (Germany). Does the … Weiterlesen »

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SAINTS Interesting People … (No. 7)

I knew him before he became a Buddhist monk. He had lived in Hamburg, a friend and roadie of the Beatles when they startet their career in the „Starclub“ there. But then this Englishman broke his hip, was hospitalized for ages and could never walk again properly. And one day, by chance, I met him … Weiterlesen »

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