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They pulled in just behind the bridge

BESIGHEIM, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
1ST VIII 2015

Dawn and I lay in bed with our arms threaded through each other’s until I lost track which were mine and which were hers, but I could tell she was awake despite the time, so we got up to watch the sun rise and the last of the bats, our first morning on a nine-month tour of Europe. 781 more words

Travel

On this day: the Black Tom explosion

Black Tom pier photographed on the 31st of July, 1916, a day and a half after the explosion.

On the 30th of July, 1916, German agents blew up a pier in New Jersey, USA in an attempt to sabotage American-made munitions intended for World War One. 111 more words

History

On this day: the Black Tom explosion

Black Tom pier photographed on the 31st of July, 1916, a day and a half after the explosion.

On the 30th of July, 1916, German agents blew up a pier in New Jersey, USA in an attempt to sabotage American-made munitions intended for World War One. 111 more words

History

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

Dark Tourism of Auschwitz: How should we look back, if at all?

Dark Tourism is a term coined by Lennon and Foley in 1996 and refers to tourism that is characterised by attractions of death and tragedy. [1] Its use has been adopted in the last decade in the ever-expanding literature on the Holocaust. 1,874 more words

Modern History

On this day: The premiere of Wagner’s Parsifal in 1882

 

Bayreuth Festspielhaus photographed in 1882.

Richard Wagner’s last completed opera Parsifal had its premiere in Bayreuth, Germany on the 26th of July 1882.

Advertising for the first performances. 66 more words

History

Berlin: A Slice of History

Berlin is an interesting place. Going from Leipzig, which had the small city feel, to Berlin was almost overwhelming. The hustle and bustle of Berlin is noticeable the second you step foot into the Hauptbahnhof. 961 more words