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Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina

In the middle of nowhere, accessible only through one treacherous country road split and cracked by the Sicilian sun lies the Ghost Town of Gibellina.  This place has many names […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 163: The Kaninchenfeld

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 163: The Kaninchenfeld

At first glance there’s not much to see here aside from the usual Berliner Tristesse. A gas station, a busy road and a massive construction site.  But on closer inspection […]

Whats that Jingle on German Trains?

Whats that Jingle on German Trains?

If youve ever taken the Deutsche Bahn Trains in Berlin, chances are youve at least once heard a synth organ blast out a strange Volksmusik tune. What the hell is […]

The Nazi Eagles of Berlin

The Nazi Eagles of Berlin

Reichsadler. The word (unfairly) conjours up images of a Nazi Eagle and the Third Reich. Yet the Eagle as a symbol of Power has existed in the Germanic Realm for […]

The Columbo Statue in Budapest

The Columbo Statue in Budapest

If you happen to stroll through Budapests V District and pass by the Falk Miksa Utca, you might end up doing a double take when you spot a bronze statue […]

The 8 Windmills of Berlin

The 8 Windmills of Berlin

Berlin used to be swamped with Windmills. It might be hard to believe but by the year 1860, over 150 Windmills sprouted up in and around Berlin. But whats left […]

Berlins Shortest Street

Berlins Shortest Street

Berlin is full of famous streets. The illustrious Kurfürstendam with its luxury shops. The historical “Unter den Linden” lined with Embassies leading up to the Brandenburg Gate, or the Oranienburger […]

The Jaczoturm

The Jaczoturm

Not many Berliners know of the Jaczoturm – and even amongst the locals in Spandau it remains somewhat unknown. Hidden along the entrance of the Jaczoschlucht at the border of Wilhelmstadt […]

What to do with 4 Kilos worth of change?

What to do with 4 Kilos worth of change?

Im an accidental Numismatic. Over the course of +3 years, ive been collecting all the 1,2 and 5 Cent coins that have crossed my path. What do you do with these […]

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 205: The Spitteleck

111 Places in Berlin – Nr 205: The Spitteleck

Spittelmarkt. East Berlin still feels like East Berlin here. The massive 6 Lane Leipziger Straße cuts through the city  while the “Komplex Leipziger Straße” – an Octuplet Set of Plattenbauten […]

The Paris Bird Market

The Paris Bird Market

You can hear the whistles and tweets before you even reach the last step of the Cité Metro Station. If you got off at this station on a Sunday with […]

Paris Point Zéro

Paris Point Zéro

Trampled by the hordes of tourists crossing the Place Jean-Paul II in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral lies a small piece of hidden French history – the Point Zéro. What […]