Museum Klostermühle in Boitzenburg A sight really worth visiting in Boitzenburg is the Museum Klostermühle build in the 18th century and the ruin of a monastery just behind it (13th century). Thousands of well arranged artifacts from different “old times” are making former life tangible in this building. And there are some real treasures as […]
One of those days. When you stray around in your city – necessary sometimes, to get a feeling of belonging and full of surprising discoveries. When I came here a long time ago, the historical Moltkebrücke (the bridge with the lions you can see below) was a solitary building in the middle of nowhere. And while there are some new, quite impressive corporate and private buildings, their aesthetic expression seams meaningless and empty compared to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Kongresshalle).
My Dad would have had his 76 birthday today.
We made an excursion to Cambridge which is a wonderful and very well arranged accumulation of British architecture. Our time was short and so we doubted at first if we should visit King’s College Chapel where there was a service accompanied by the famous King’s College Boys Choir. It would have been so wrong to miss that. The architecture of the chapel and the otherworldly chants impressed us deeply.
Our second favorite thing was the ice-cream we got from a Jack’s Gelato on Bene’t Street. Yummy Earl Grey and prunes flavor. Could it get more British?
The Armenian Alphabet is – after Mount Ararat, the Genocide and Christianity – one of the big contributors to Armenian identity. It was developed by Mesrop Mashtots in 5th century and was probably influenced by the Ethiopian alphabet. Just after its development Mesrop Mashtots founded schools all over Armenia where the new alphabet was taught. Rosas […]
Hripsime was a VIP from an imperial roman family in third century. She was very beautiful and so Emperor Diocletian felt entitled to marry her. But she wanted to be a nun and fled – together with 70 other virgins – to Jerusalem and later to Armenia. When they arrived in Armenia King Trdat III […]
Khor Virap (meaning: Deep Dungeon) Monastery is located directly next to the turkish frontier with stunning views on the Ararat Mountains which were formerly located on Armenian ground. While belonging to Turkey today, Greater Ararat and Little Ararat are still THE national symbol of Armenia. Rosas Haiku: Wolkenumkost ruht Der Ararat – zu Füssen die […]
Seventy-six years ago, on the 20th January 1942, some high-ranking representatives from the National Socialist administration met here under the direction of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich to plan the deportation and murder of 11 Million Jews all over Europe. The protocol written by Adolf Eichmann was found 1947 in a foreign ministry file and clearly documents the […]