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Why The Houses Look Down Into the Grachten …

WHEN I VISITED THE FABULOUS FLUTIST FRANS BRÜGGEN in his many century old palais in the center of Amsterdam, I wondered why all the historical houses in the centre are leaning forward! The top of their facades were often over-hanging by ca. 45°, compared with the groundfloor! Was it a tribute to old age? Or … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY It Was Hard To Sell Goebbel’s Love Nest

ISN’T A LOVE NEST SOMETHING SMALL, ROMANTIC AND IDYLLIC? Yes, but not for Top Nazis like Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda, with his insatiable sex appetite. He was a small man, 5’5“ or 1.65 m, but he was never afraid of grandeur. That’s why he was happy when his boss, Adolf Hitler, gave him … Weiterlesen »

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