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Tagged With: Munich

Christmas is over, but …

… I WANT TO SHOW YOU, WHAT I DISCOVERED IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE OLD YEAR: The largest, most precious Christmas collection outside a museum! A German has assembled these thousands of up to 250 years old Santa Clauses, market shops, miniature trees and toys. Just look at the almost man-sized, heavily populated tower … Weiterlesen »

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AUCTIONS You Want A Piece Of A Pope?

HONESTLY, I DIDN’T KNOW THAT PART OF A POPE’S WARDROBE IS AVAILABLE. But in November (2017) they auction an original Mitra in Munich. It belonged, so the catalogue says, to the Polish Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) – one of these ceremonial hats, used in pompous appearences, called Mitra. In this case, since it is … Weiterlesen »

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MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 31)

When you travel from Munich (Germany) northeastward to Prague (Czech Republic), you cross the Bayerische Wald (Bavarian Forest). It’s a strangly mystic region, with traces of Germanic jungle, almost unpenetrable, and in the centre you will encounter a strange rock formation, called Der Pfahl – the Reef. It is a relatively narrow stone wall, 150 … Weiterlesen »

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MUSIC A Story Of Glory … (No. 31)

When he squeezes this violin between his chin and his shoulder, you are not aware that he hugs a fortune. But I tell you: Werner Grobholz, celebrated member of the famous classical orchestra Munich Philharmonics, plays an instrument from 1620, manufactured by the Italian master Giovanni Paolo Maggini. Well, naturally you know the violins of … Weiterlesen »

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ART Moments You Never Forget … (No. 16)

The year? Roughly 30 years ago. Where? In Munich (Germany). Andy Warhol had a Vernissage in the newly opened publishing house of Dr. Hubert Burda for whom he composed an enormous canvas, surely 4 x 3 m (or 4,40 x 3,30 yards), showing magazine covers Burda had published. Warhol had also made a very limited … Weiterlesen »

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SEX Let’s Get Personal … (No. 14)

On a recent rainy day I had trouble with my laptop but I found „Savoy Online Consulting“ in the directory. The telephone was permanently busy, but the adress was round the corner, so I took my laptop and drove there. A nice yellow villa, typical outskirtish, I must say, with a car repair in the … Weiterlesen »

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PORCELAIN In Praise of Barnaby Barford (No. 11)

The British artist Barnaby Barford ist a celebrity in his field of ceramics & porcelain, with a creativeness which brings him far – and sometimes to the borders of Kitsch. But whatever he produces is of high quality, never ugly, he works with the best manufacturers and herewith I recommand his „Global Service“ to my … Weiterlesen »

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