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Snapshot: Abandoned Building In Wismar

This is a snapshot taken with the smartphone on a car trip in Wismar, a city in Eastern Germany. I like abandoned buildings, this would be a nice place to take lots of texture photos with the DSLR camera, or usual abandoned architecture photos. 61 more words

Photography

The world through the eyes of a cookbook

The Pennsylvania TV station PCN interviewed me recently. Francine Schertzer, the program host, asked me how the fall of the Berlin Wall had changed Germany’s food scene. 1,045 more words

Fearsome or Futile? The Limitations of Stasi Surveillance in East Germany.

FEARSOME OR FUTILE? THE LIMITATIONS OF STASI SURVEILLANCE IN EAST GERMANY – BY LUCY COXHEAD.

The East German Ministry of State Security (commonly known as the ‘Stasi’), exercised unquestionably high levels of surveillance and social control over the East German population from their establishment in 1950, until their dissolution following the revolution of 1989. 2,071 more words

Unser Sandmännchen Survived The German Reunification

German Democratic Republic or also known as East Germany was already gone for more than 20 years ago. This country lived under the ideology of classless society formulated by one of the world famous philosopher Karl Marx who inspired Lenin to realise this idea of socialism into the real action and affected more than a third of the world population to live under this ideals for more than 50 years. 416 more words

Cold War

Mini-Review: The Diplomat

Introduction

This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. 235 more words

Mini-Review

Of Spies and Spymasters or Why Real Life is Almost Always Better than Fiction

Whittell, Giles, Bridge of Spies: A True Story of the Cold War (New York: Broadway, 2010).

There are certain things in life that you just don’t do.  575 more words

Cold War