Yearly Archives: 2019

Do we all eventually turn into our mothers, fathers?

Christina/ December 27, 2019/ Culture, Ideas of philosophy

Tom Ford directed an absolute masterpiece of art – in case you are open to its message: “Don’t throw people away. We live in a culture where we throw everything away. If you have someone important, someone you love, don’t throw them away, don’t let them go. Make choices very carefully in your life.” We are talking about his second

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Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker

Christina/ December 23, 2019/ Culture

The StarWars success story might come to an end. The screenwriters itself say so. Episode 9 might the last master piece of the series. It is the completion of a fairy tale that is taking place in the Galaxy and basically happens between two families: the Palpatines and the Skywalkers, if you want to put it this way. I started

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The little hobbit and its hiking companions

Christina/ December 21, 2019/ The daily grind

This is the story of a German little hobbit and its tracking companions. The tale is focused on the collection of 222 stamps which are spread all over the mystical Harz Mountains. It is meant to attract hikers to get to know the full beauty of the area. It took the protagonist 3,5 years to collect all of them, however,

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(Deutsch) Marienteichbaude: DIE Männerfalle im Harz

Christina/ December 16, 2019/ The daily grind

We celebrate the third advent with a hiking tour around the Marienteichbaude. We make a stop at the Ski-Memorial and return on a different way along the Radau river back to our starting point. Above all, we see the first snow of the year!

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Hiking Pin Award Ceremony

Christina/ December 9, 2019/ The daily grind

I do not come undone, no: IT is done! 222 (in words: two hundred and twenty-two) stamps of the “Harzer Wandernadel” are mine! The final ones, no. 88 (Hoher Kleef) and no. 99 (Harzer Dampflok) were encashed last sunday. I finished my chase for stamps with mixed feelings though:On the one hand, I am happy and proud of myself. On

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He must come through this hollow oak

Christina/ December 2, 2019/ Culture

It is sunday morning once again. 7 o’clock and I have to get up. Another chase for stamps is on the programme. I still need five stamps to reach my final goal. We walk through “hollow oaks”, idyllic winter landscape towards the deserted village Selkenfelde and stroll on grounds rich in history. It is a hiking adventure that rewards us

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(Deutsch) Stempeljagd im Nebelwald

Christina/ November 26, 2019/ Culture

November is said to be foggy and well, it sometimes really is as we learned last sunday on our walking tour through the south of the Harz mountains. We definitely had some moments when it was hard to tell where the way was going. However, we managed to collect another four stamps, which is really great. Only four stamps left

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Seven deadly sins

Christina/ November 17, 2019/ Culture

An art exhibition on a modern version of the seven deadly sins – originally brought to live by the catholc church in Medieval Times – had its opening event on Friday, 15th, 2019. Its creator, the artist Denis Stuart Rose, transformed the old conception of forbbidance and control by some clever clergy man to manipulate the masses into our postmodern

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Magic Mountain

Christina/ November 3, 2019/ The daily grind

The hiking season is not over yet. And I know that some people do not like November. Many people make a connection between rainy, grey and foggy days and this month. But far wrong. On the Zauberberg (magic mountain) of Bad Harzburg the sun also shines in November. There are goats at the roadside and the biggest cream puffs beyond

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