Odenwald Hike: Foggy Forests near Hornbach — hikeminded

Who would have thought that we would only see our friends outside one day, even in December? I made this hike through a classical part of the Odenwald with my old dear friend Daniel and over our conversation I completely forgot to take a photo of him.

Odenwald Hike: Foggy Forests near Hornbach — hikeminded

“How Germany’s Lusatian Lakes District is remaking an entire region through broad-scale landscape re-engineering. by Megan Gannon

“Nochten Boulder Park, on the site of an old open-cast coal mine, is one of the newly created landscapes in the Lausitzer Seenland.” …  “Winkler says the Lausitzer Seenland is now recording about 800,000 overnight visits each year but their goal is to eventually reach 1.5 million. The 2020 tourism season is now underway in […]

“How Germany’s Lusatian Lakes District is remaking an entire region through broad-scale landscape re-engineering. by Megan Gannon July 23, 2020” — Undecided Title (includes hobbies and health and stuff)

R.I.P. Cicely Tyson ~ December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021 — By Hook Or By Book

Oh my goodness. It’s difficult to know what to say in regards to this tragic news. Cicely Tyson may have been 96-years-old, but she was someone I never pictured leaving us. A civil rights activist and multi-award winning, pioneering icon, she just released her memoir “Just As I Am,” on Tuesday. To be honest, I’m […]

R.I.P. Cicely Tyson ~ December 19, 1924 – January 28, 2021 — By Hook Or By Book

Remembering Cloris Leachman — Cinema Spotlight

Although known more for her prolific television career, Cloris Leachman was also an accomplished film actress winning an Academy Award and British Academy Film Award while also winning a Golden Globe and several Emmys for her TV work. A well-known and beloved comedienne and Hollywood star, Leachmen left a unique mark on film as a […]

Remembering Cloris Leachman — Cinema Spotlight

Leipzig Cancels 2021 Book Fair

Hustle and bustle in March 2019: visitors on the stairs to the book fair stands in the glass hall of the Leipzig exhibition center
Image: dpa

LEIPZIG- So much thought had been given in order to be able to hold this year’s event. Now the Leipzig Book Fair boss Oliver Zille has announced that the health risk would still be too great at the end of May.

VA year ago, the Leipzig Book Fair was the first major victim of the corona pandemic. It was canceled a few days before it started in March 2020. This time the bad news comes much more in advance: As the Leipzig Book Fair boss Oliver Zille announced in a press release that has just been published, this year’s edition, which is planned for the end of May, will also be canceled.

In coordination with the German publishers and the city of Leipzig, he had already postponed the event from its usual date in mid-March by more than two months last summer: to a time when the pandemic was promised to be successfully contained especially warm weather, so that large parts of the public events for the 300,000 book fair visitors to date could have been relocated to the outside areas of the Leipzig exhibition center. This plan failed early on. The reasons for this are the vaccination campaign, which is starting much more slowly than hoped, and above all the incalculable risk from mutated virus variants.

Read more via archyde here.

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An Abandoned Amusement Park in East Germany Is Being Renovated Into a €45 Million Cultural Site — 𝒫ℓ𝓊𝓉ℴ𝓈 𝒜𝓇𝓉

View of the ferris wheel in the Spreepark amusement park in the former east Berlin. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images. Major work has begun on transforming a long-abandoned East German theme park in Berlin into a cultural site with art galleries and spaces for artists’ residencies in the historic 19th-century Eierhäuschen, a central point of the […]

An Abandoned Amusement Park in East Germany Is Being Renovated Into a €45 Million Cultural Site — 𝒫ℓ𝓊𝓉ℴ𝓈 𝒜𝓇𝓉

A Ride Through the Spreewald Canals: The Real Storybook Land of Germany — POSTCARDS & PUMPS

Have you ever taken a ride on the “Storybook Land Canal Boats” in Disneyland? Well this was that but in real life. A glimpse into a magical wonderland. The Spreewald is located an hour and a half south-east of Berlin and makes for the perfect day trip out of the city. Between the peaceful water […]

A Ride Through the Spreewald Canals: The Real Storybook Land of Germany — POSTCARDS & PUMPS

How to spend a perfect day in Lübbenau — Coffee & an Atlas

If you’re looking to escape bustling Berlin, jumping on a regional train will get you to the charming of Lübbenau in just under an hour. There you can spend the day exploring the UNESCO Spreewald Biosphere Reserve on a traditional wooden barge, lacing up your shoes for a hike, or indulging in what has been the region’s #1 specialty since the 16th century: pickles.

How to spend a perfect day in Lübbenau — Coffee & an Atlas