Monday, March 23, 2009

Some landmarks in the Ruhr area, Germany

Triangular pyramid in Bottrop, Germany, 60 m high and standing on a heap. The highest lookout is 42 m high. You have a panoramic view from here.

The "Spurwerkturm" maid of about 1000 wooden guide rails from a former coal mine and you can find it in Waltrop

This is a water tower in Recklinghausen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Danny boy

One of the best books i ever have read is Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.I like the novels by Murakami, but this is maybe the best of his books. And when I was reading this book I could hear an old Irish Folk Song one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs in the English language: Danny Boy. There exist so many different verses, over 100 as I could read, and from different lyricists. So this song has an own and very special history and yes, it is a very special anthem.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Tibet and March 10, do not forget

This year March 10 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising of 1959
This year the Tibetan national flag will be hoist in nearly 1000 town halls all over Germany on March 10
28th of May: China celebrates the 50th day of the liberation of Tibet. As much as I know the year 1959 was the start of the genocide of the Tibetian by the Chinese government, and this genocide is still going on.

For more information please visit these websites:
Targeted Malware Attacks Against Pro-Tibet Groups

You will find more infos here:

Friday, March 06, 2009

Berlin, Reichstag building

The Reichstag building was opend in 1894 as the first parliament of the German Empire. In 1933 it was destroyed by a fire. The reconstruction started in 1995 and was completed in 1999. Since April 1999 the Reichstag is seat of the German Bundestag. You can visit this building and walk to the top of the glass dome. From the dome you have a 360 degree view of the cityscape of Berlin.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


The old city from the tower of Kreuzkirche church
Blue Wonder bridge and the historical paddle steamer "Leipzig". This passenger steam boat was built in 1929.

Pillnitz Palace was the former summer residence of the Saxon royal court, built 1720-22 for Augustus the Strong. Today it is the home of a museum.
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