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STREETS If You Ever Come To … Paris (No. 55)

Only months ago, hardly anybody knew the rue Bichat. A nice but not very spectacular street, not far from the still romantic Canal Saint Martin. But suddenly the rue is the best kept secret of Paris, the epicentre of the in-crowd. Because in the „Pink Flamingo“ (No. 67, see photo) they serve the best pizza … Weiterlesen »

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MARKETS This Shop Is Top … (No. 13)

This open air bazaar is near the oceanfront and the old German museum. Carvers from all over Africa gather there to present their art. There is a lot of the usual tourist junk (like the giraffes in all sizes) but sometimes even the Makonde from Tanzania are there or the best of them all, the … Weiterlesen »

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SHOES This Shop Is Top … (No. 14)

For generations now, Macy’s at Harald Square in New York ist the Vatican of Desire. But what they do now, investing about 400 million dollars, beats everything: They install a shoe department with ca. 300 000 pairs on 39 000 squarefeet or 3623 squaremeters! It will be the world center of foot fashion. Ladies & … Weiterlesen »

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LINEN This Shop Is Top … (No. 9)

It’s not an old manufacturer, it was founded in 1938 only – this Lehner in the Swiss rural cheese province of Appenzell. But for years now it fills the pockets of the Rich,Beautiful & Stylish with handkerchiefs. They say that there are society people who inherited the hankies from their grandparents and parents, uncels and … Weiterlesen »

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SOUVENIRS If You Ever Come To New Guinea (17)

The deeper you penetrate the highlands, the stranger things get. One day, near Tari, a Melpa warrior offered me a bone dagger who quite clearly was of human origin, taken from the leg of a poor creature being grilled. The Huli naturally insisted that it came from a Casuary’s leg (the ostrich of Papua-New Guinea) … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL Lost & Found … (No. 12)

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. there is the Chinese Flee Market in the building at 18 Cross Street. A weird affair, ranging from ugly aluminium pots to elaborate rosewood mini-sculptures. I found these walking sticks, made of bamboo und with beautifully carved and painted animals for grips. Not that I need one, I … Weiterlesen »

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