Azores: A Guided Tour Through The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Angra

We met the priest of the church just when we wanted to leave and he offered to explain his church to us. Unfortunately his English wasn’t as advanced as his enthusiasm was (and neither was our Portuguese). But we really enjoyed the tour where he told us about the saints exposed in the church, the Flemish style paintings in the classic Portuguese altar, the baptismal font out of “singing” stone and the 400 year old seats and cabinets of “iron wood” from the Brazilian colonies. He even tried to explain something about the Jews, the Portugueses, the Spanish and the British how they lived together at the time and how it should be possible today, we tried to understand and it appeared to be really interesting, but unfortunately we weren’t able to get it.

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Berlin by Night

We had the hottest day today and I stood inside and slept because there were Sahara-like temperatures outside. When it turned dark and a little less hot, I felt the need to go outside for a while to get the summer-in-Berlin-feeling. The yellow glow of the streetlights still does it even when everything else has changed a lot in the last years.

 

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Bucharest

Bucharest Stories In Pictures

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Kraków: Divers History In Some Random Pictures

Jewish History

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Christian History

 

Socialist History

 

Architecture, Art, Interior (And Some Horses)

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Part of the Tour Group

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Berlin

Berlin Day Hike: A Winter Walk Trough The City

We have been too tired today and there was still a risk that the weather might change to “Blitzeis” (very quickly developing black ice) and so we stood in the frosty city and took a walk.

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