Posts Tagged With: Switzerland

HEROES A (Sad) Story Of Glory …

No man ran faster to the summits than Ueli Steck. Now he is dead …He is Swiss, a legendary mountain climber and a unique person in the alpine scene. His aim is to conquer the highest summits in the fastest time – and he indeed holds impressive world records on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the … Continue reading »

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ART A Fabulous Look At The Refugee Problem

I think the Swiss sculptor Ruth Reiser created a masterpiece …WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Europe’s problem No 1. expressed in a unique work of art! Created by a Swiss star in certain connoisseur’s circles: Ruth Reiser from Zurich. A boat overloaded with anonymous black  refugees with empty white eyes. In the center a kind of … Continue reading »

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RIP James Bond’s Patrol Station

Remember „Goldfinger“? 007′s female would-be-killer? Gone … ALMOST HALF A CENTURY, SINCE 1964, this filling station in the village of Andermatt (Switzerland) was a hotspot for James Bond fans, cineasts and tourist who never go to the movies. Build in 1936, these three pumps with a roof and a small shop, really nothing much, played a … Continue reading »

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MUSEUM Finally Charlie Chaplin Will Have One

… and you will see things, even specialists haven’t seen so far! AMAZING, THAT THIS HERO OF FUN & FILMS DIDN’T HAVE AN OFFICIAL MUSEUM! But in the moment the „Manoir de Ban“ (or „Champ de Ban Estate Manor“) at Corsier-sur-Vevey on the banks of Lake Geneva (Switzerland) is rebuilt as the one & only „Charlie … Continue reading »

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ACCESSOIRES This Shop Is Top … (No. 21)

The right guy for an Appenzeller belt – if you know what I meanAn Appenzeller Belt is one of the finest export items from Switzerland (where it is called a „Gurt“). A genuine leather belt with small plaques in brass or silve around the body, depicting cows, bells, dogs, sheep or religious items. It’s produced … Continue reading »

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RIVERS A Story Of Glory … (No. 45)

Why I love the Amazonas and will alway ship itI dare to say, that the world as we love it, wouldn’t exist without the mighty river. Yes, we all know the myriads of stories, existing from the tiny source in the Andes down to the enormous delta in which the island Marajo lies, as big … Continue reading »

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LINEN This Shop Is Top … (No. 9)

Lehner in Appenzell has the best handkerchiefs, believe me!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 … Continue reading »

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ART I Got A Strange Message…from Madrid (10)

The Old Grand Hotels? Vanished! But Max began to paint!He is my dear Swiss friend Max and he went to Madrid in search of great old hotel palaces with their baroque facades of the late 19th century. He wanted to paint them but the legendary „Suizo“ is gone forever and the even mas grandioso „Reina … Continue reading »

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