Tagged With: Windhoek

HOTEL Lost & Found … (No. 71)

The adventure begins with a superlative: The hotel „Maltahöhe“ in Namibia is the oldest outside of the capital Windhoek! It opened 1907 and never closed. And the interior, for good and for bad, also remained more or less unchanged. With farm implements, decorating the walls, old postcards, long forgotten flags, antique stickers („This is not the end … Weiterlesen »

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ART Lost & Found … (No. 73)

I say so, because Namibia was a German Colony from 1884 to 1915, and this was the hightime of Art Nouveau in Deutsch-Südwestafrika (German Southwest-Africa), as the territory was called. Therefore every building was, quite naturally, planned in „Jugendstil“, the German variation of the European style Art Nouveau. There are still dozends of building in … Weiterlesen »

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STREETS I Got a Strange Message … (No. 2)

Somebody sent me a cut-out from the „Allgemeine Zeitung“, the German newspaper in Namibia. Four cars had collided „exactly at high noon“ at the corner of Thorerstraße and Robert Mugabe Avenue in Windhoek. No casualties obviously but a lot of damage and the examplary headline: „Böses Ende nach überhöhter Geschwindigkeit“ – bad end after speeding! … Weiterlesen »

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