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WITH JULES VERNE IN VIGO

HE WAS TWICE IN VIGO, and both times Jules Verne was passenger on a ship and something went wrong! First he had to take refuge in Vigo, after tremendous gales almost sank the vessel, the second time, some years later, the ship herself had a grave problem and had to be steered to the port. … Weiterlesen »

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Need A Nice Hotel in Venice?

THERE ARE MANY POSITIVA WHICH CONVINCED ME. First: The location opposite San Giorgio, 10 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco and the Giardini, 5 minutes walk to the Arsenale – and it’s right on the shore of the big Canale, the Giudecca. Second: The „Bucintoro“ is „a Firstclass hotel with a trick“, because since it is … Weiterlesen »

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MODERN WONDERS A „Titanic“ fiddle – wow!

It really shouldn’t have happened because it couldn’t have happened! When the „Titanic“ sank in 1912, he orchestra played „Nearer my God to thee …“, then the musicians sprang overboard, including the bandleader and violinist Wallace H. Hartley, who had strapped his fiddle to his body. He was saved, after gruesome hours, from the icecold … Weiterlesen »

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SHIPS The Nice Advice … (No. 63)

You want to travel on a boat from which the shore is always just a step and waves are non-existent, and therefore sea-sickness is unknown? Then I got something for you. The route: You cross Sweden on an inland-water, from Stockholm in the East (the red square in the map on the extreme right) to … Weiterlesen »

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COSMETICS Lost & Found … (No. 34)

„Only the Best“ was the motto on the most luxurious passengership ever build, the „Titanic“. At least in the First Class and the public rooms. Few of the items (and manufacturers) have survived the desaster of 1912 but one toilet article, a cosmetic of highest standard, can still be bought: „Vinola Otto Toilet Soap“, double … Weiterlesen »

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SHIPS Lost & Found … (No. 35)

If it wasn’t for the German composer Richard Wagner, we would have forgotten the „Flying Dutchman“, the story of a cursed captain who can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever until Judgement Day. The truth is: There are at least a dozen ships of this kind, in all parts of the world, … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Critic At Large … (No. 22)

It’s a shame! The book was published in 1927, bound in finest goat leather and highly artistic paper, with eight great watercolours by Franz Heckendorf, the author is one of the best of the 20th century, the Austrian jew Richard A. Bermann (aka Arthur Höllriegel) – and I got the First Edition of „Das Urwaldschiff“ … Weiterlesen »

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SHIPS Lost & Found … (No. 29)

There is a small lake in the mountains southeast of Rome, called Nemi and with a diameter of 1 km (or 1/2 mile) only. The crazy and cruel Roman emperor Caligula (37-41 a. Chr) watered two enormous ships of formerly unheard splendor, measuring 73 x 24 m (80 x 27 yards) and 71 x 20 … Weiterlesen »

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