Category Archives: General

Plane Crash in Bremen

This has certainly been a summer of disasters in general and plane crashes in particular. First Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in Ukraine, which rattled me a lot, because my Dad has flown the very same route only … Continue reading

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Germany wins the cup, George R.R. Martin goes Swiss and the last bastion of masculinity falls

First of all, Germany won the 2014 World Cup tonight, making it Germany’s fourth win after 1954, 1974 and 1990. I watched the match with my Mom (my Dad has caught a cold and went to bed after the regular … Continue reading

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What a Match!

I’m normally not the world’s biggest football fan. Oh, I like football all right and I’m happy when our local first league team Werder Bremen wins (which sadly hasn’t been all that many times these past few years). But mostly … Continue reading

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Photos: Charles Rennie Mackintosh Architecture

I promised you photos, so here you have photos. Alas, these photos aren’t new, but were drawn from my personal archives due to current events. You may have heard that the Glasgow School of Art, a stunning Art Noveau building … Continue reading

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Photos: A May Day outing to the East Friesian seaside

May 1st, i.e. International Workers’ Day, is a public holiday in Germany, so we took the opportunity for a day trip to the East Friesian seaside. Now the people of East Friesia have (unfairly) been the butt of jokes for … Continue reading

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Springtime Animal Pics

I’ve written about Maikäfer or cockchafers, those once elusive insects that have been making a comeback in recent years, before. However, this morning I found not one but two cockchafers sitting on my welcome mat. Since welcome mats are a … Continue reading

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Springtime Pretties

We are experiencing an extremely early spring this year (which is hell for people with hayfever), so here are two pretty springtime shots: Send to Kindle

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A spooky, foggy morning

Waking up early can get you some really great views such as this spooky, foggy view out of the window, illuminated by an early morning streetlight. Send to Kindle

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Photos: Oldenburg

The Thursday just before I got sick was a beautiful spring day, so I took the opportunity to visit Oldenburg, a city approximately fifty kilometers west of Bremen. Oldenburg has long been a good place to go shopping, since the … Continue reading

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Views of Bremen at Springtime

I had to take my Mom to Bremen today, because it turned out that our local suburban bank cannot procure Malaysian ringgits within four days (which is when my Dad is supposed to fly to Malaysia to oversee the repairs … Continue reading

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