Tag Archives: Bremen

Freimarkt 2013

Yesterday, on the last day before closing, I finally got the chance to visit our annual autumn fair, the Freimarkt, held in Bremen since 1035 AD, which makes this year’s Freimarkt the 778th reiteration. I wrote a bit more about … Continue reading

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A Good Cause, Women in SF, the Nobel Prize for Literature and Lost Doctor Who Found

I’m a bit tired today, because a quick excursion to pick up a WiFi repeater and some other stuff turned into an extended odyssey thanks to a traffic jam on the highway that forced me into the East Bremen area … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremerhaven, Part 1: City Views

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while now, but somehow I never got around to it. Alas, better late than never. In the first week of the summer holidays, I took a day trip to Bremerhaven with my … Continue reading

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More Photos of Bremen in Summer

I was in town again today, because my aunt celebrated her birthday today, in the care home in the city centre where she lives. Because the cake I am inevitably forced to eat at such events does not satiate me, … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremen – Some Summerly Impressions

Although it was miserably hot today (and is to become even more miserably hot tomorrow), I had business in Bremen. However, I also got lucky and snagged The Dirty Streets of Heaven, the first in Tad Williams’ new urban fantasy … Continue reading

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Photos: Bremen Harbour

As promised, here is the second part of the photos I took during my recent excursion to the Walle neighbourhood of Bremen. Part 1 was devoted to the 19th century Walle Cemetery, while part 2 covers photos of the Bremen … Continue reading

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Photos: Walle Cemetery in Bremen

Today, I had business in Walle, a working class and immigrant neighbourhood adjacent to the Bremen harbour. And since I was in the area already, I also took the opportunity to visit my grandmother’s grave at Walle cemetery as well … Continue reading

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Springtime at Wolfskuhle Park

The Wolfskuhle (literally “wolf pit”) is a park in a South Bremen neighbourhood. Wolfskuhle Park is something of a green oasis in a neighbourhood clogged with residential buildings, large retail stores and a major hospital. Never mind that the park … Continue reading

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Too Funny Not To Share

Today I was in Bremen and spotted this: Send to Kindle

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Groundhog Day Linkdump

Yes, I know it was yesterday, but I’m certainly not going to call it Superbowl linkdump. The New York Times has a great article about Gérard de Villiers, a French writer of pulpy spy novels, which happen to be oddly … Continue reading

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