Bringing the world home: Photos, the puzzle edition

Hey there, folks! Travelling is still off limits for most of us, so 2020 will be the year of bringing the world to us. Mohammed and the mountain, remember? We've already talked about books and food. Today, I thought we'd play with puzzles. And UNESCO [...]

Augsburg: water, water everywhere (Day out Munich)

Whatever this potentially ominous sign means, water is everywhere in Augsburg and it has been systematically managed since the 14th century. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to go anywhere in Augsburg and not encounter the city's ingenious water operating system. There are medieval water towers, fountains, millwheels, hydroelectric power stations...

Christmas lights in Paris

Christmas markets have just exploded the last years, have you noticed? They're everywhere! It's no longer just an ancient German/Central European custom. These days, every city, every town and every little village seem to organise these festive affairs during Advent. Some Christmas markets last from late [...]

2015-12-26T15:48:43+00:0024 December 2015|France, Seasonal, current, Travel photos|

One day in Antwerp – a snapshot

One of the most famous novels in Norway is called Gift (meaning Poison. Oddly, it also means 'married'). It was written in 1883 by Alexander Kielland and is a deeply critical social commentary on the educational system. Cramming and memorising was the order of the [...]

The Messel Pit: Our Cradle (Day out Frankfurt)

Messel Pit Entrance strictly forbidden Mortal danger That's what it says, the sign on the metal gates in front of me, the gate leading to the Messel Pit. The sign is bright yellow – yellow for danger. Locked steel gates with a jagged edge on top; [...]

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