Posts Tagged With: Monastery

RESTAURANTS Eating Out – Since 803!

The St. Peter Stiftskeller in Salzburg is 1200 years old … WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEAR 803? There were no cathedrals, Charles the Great ruled Central Europe and the Byzantine Empire the Mediterranian, the Maya blossomed in Central America and the earth was still a disc (the people believed). In in this year – unbelievable … Continue reading »

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ART THEFT … And Then came George!

The amazing story of an (unsuccessful) American sculptor 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 … Continue reading »

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TRAVEL The Crypt Of The Moving Corpses …

A hairraising experiences in Palermo’s Catacombe dei Cappuccini YES, I KNOW, YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD EVERYTHING about the collection of thousands of dried corpses beneath the Capuchine Monastery in Palermo (Sicily). I tell you, you haven’t! This pervert touristic highlight is so popular that – secretly – it gets replenishments from time to time. … Continue reading »

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RELIGION Interesting People … (No. 3)

Only eight abbots in 600 years – you realize what this means? An absolutely amzing story! Some years ago I visited the Guangyan monastery in the Fengxi Mountains 60 km or 40 miles off Chengdu in Central China. There I met Deng Juan, the abbot, who was 103 years old. He told me about the … Continue reading »

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SAINTS Interesting People … (No. 7)

Lodrothai, the holy man from England in a Nepalese monasteryI 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 … Continue reading »

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