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FASHION This Shop Is Top … (No. 24)

In Hamburg and traditional circles of London they might insist on the original color only. But not all men are in the Navy nowadays, some pretend – even if they are dentists. Entertainer discovered long ago what a fine garment a Blazer is in vivid colors. Because colors in this case don’t harm style and … Weiterlesen »

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ADVERTISING A Story Of Glory … (No. 50)

The PR Chiefs of Wash-ington DC published it on a full page in „The New Yorker“. That’s expensive. And they coined the phrase: „Who needs springtime in Paris!“ – to be followed by the conclusion: „… if everything from the cherry blossom trees to the nightlife and culture is in full bloom!“ What a sight … Weiterlesen »

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GEOGRAPHY Lost & Found … (No. 38)

Naturally, you say, it is the Grand Canyon in the United States: 1 mile or 1,6 km deep. No, say the Peruvians, our Colca Gorge is 3,2 km or 2 miles deep, measured from the highest summit to the deepest bottom. Uuhh, disagree some geologists: Summit to bottom ist not correct, it should be measured … Weiterlesen »

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BUILDINGS If You Ever Come To … (No. 73)

It’s easy to find: 500 Chartres Street, at the corner of St. Louis Street. A fine building, errected 1815 to house the French Emperor Napoleon I, should he be able ton escape from his prison island St. Helena in the Atlantic. He didn’t and died there in 1821. But his many aficionados in the USA, … Weiterlesen »

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ROADS A Conversation Piece (No. 35)

How can one do that? Easily. In the States it happens quite often that a road is so straight for hundreds of miles, that you could fix the steering wheel with a rope. It happens in Namibia and Australia too, but hardly anywhere in Europe. Except on the island of Cyprus. The road from Troodos … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Lost & Found ,,, (No. 69)

What they have at the US National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego, are the Acoustic Tapes. Thanks god! Because a far thinking scientist recorded the tones which their Beluga Whale „Noc“ – well, what was it? – sang, spoke, stuttered, cried or emitted in his pool. „Noc“ was in captivity and very close to … Weiterlesen »

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ART Lost & Found (No. 68)

Around the same time that I discovered the work of the Russian diplomat, artist and traveler Pavel Svinin, I found the 3 volumes (two with text, one very large with the illustration plates) with the title „Reise in das Innere Nordamerikas“ („Travels in the Interior of North America, during the years 1832-34“). The authors: The … Weiterlesen »

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ATTRACTIONS The Nice Advice … (No. 67)

I was turned down twice as I wanted to board the ferry to Alcatraz. Merciless. That I flew in from Europe, didn’t soften their hearts of stone. „Booked out for days“, I was told. That’s why I tell you: Use www.alcatrazcruises.com and buy your ticket(s) weeks before you reach San Francisco! Get the online ticket … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL If You Ever Come To … Boston (No. 37)

Unbelievable! For more than 200 years a warship is floating and could still sail the oceans and fire her guns: The frigate „Constitution“, a three master who was built in 1797, fought in the Napoleonic War and in both World Wars, and whose mission today is to promote understanding of the Navy’s role in war … Weiterlesen »

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BELT BUCKLES Collectors Corner (No. 17)

The war of the experts rages for ages: Are the belt buckles of the American West or some jubilee buckles of the 19th century originals or replicas – or pure invention? And did the famous glass maker Tiffany, whose mark you find on so many buckle backs, really produce accessories? There are whole libraries written … Weiterlesen »

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