What the world has misunderstood about the German chancellor.The Other Side of Angela Merkel
Month: September 2021
Germany bids farewell to Angela Merkel – An amazing leader for 18 years – opinion
Angela Merkel Germany bids farewell to Angela Merkel with six minutes of warm applause. The Germans elected her to lead them, and she led 80 million Germans for 18 years with competence, skill, dedication and sincerity. During the eighteen years of her leadership of the authority in her country, no complaints or alleged transgressions were […]Germany bids farewell to Angela Merkel – An amazing leader for 18 years – opinion
How to play James Bond after Sean Connery, the difficult task of the next German chancellor
The three candidates to succeed Angela Merkel in the German Chancellery: Annalena Baerbock of the Greens, Armin Laschet of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Olaf Scholz of the SPD Social Democrats, during one of the television debates. Michael Kappeler / Pool via REUTERS The daily Bild described what is being experienced in Germany as […]How to play James Bond after Sean Connery, the difficult task of the next German chancellor
Angela Merkel: what’s next for Germany?
After 16 years as Chancellor of Germany, Frau Merkel will depart politics with little fanfare and much mixed populace feeling. Love her or hate her, Angela Merkel was Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir rolled into one. Born in 1954 in the northern German city of Hamburg to a student of theology and a teacher of […]Angela Merkel: what’s next for Germany?
Angela Merkel: A legendary personality.
Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg on July 17th, 1954. She is a German politician and serving as a Chancellor of Germany since 2005. After completing her higher education from Templin in the year 1973, studied physics at Leipzig university amd graduated in the year 1978 and was awarded a doctorate in the year 1986. […]Angela Merkel: A legendary personality.
Farewell TXL – So Long Tegel Airport
No more TXL. Ever. Anybody who has ever landed at Tegel Airport will certainly remember. We will miss you with all your glorious hexagonalness and strange 70s charme. “Otto Lilienthal” was Germany’s 4th largest airport and famous for it’s unusual shape. Walking through an empty airport is certainly an eerie experience. The sonambiente festival enabled…Farewell TXL – So Long Tegel Airport
Tegel Airport closed a few weeks ago as the new airport at Berlin-Brandenburg opened its doors for the first time ever. With BER now being the line airport serving the federal capital, we take a look at what’s left of TXL before it becomes history. Column and photos courtesy of BeKitschig.
Walking Tour: Stuttgart – Southwest Germany (4K)
Stuttgart, capital of southwest Germany’s Baden-Württemberg state, is known as a manufacturing hub. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have headquarters and museums here. The city is filled with greenspaces, which wrap around its center. Popular parks include the Schlossgarten, Rosensteinpark and Killesbergpark. Wilhelma, one of the largest zoos and botanical gardens in Europe, is just northeast of […]Walking Tour: Stuttgart – Southwest Germany (4K)
Cities Have Firefighters and Trash Collectors. As the Climate Breaks Down, Do They Also Need Resilience Corps?
When Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans in early September, Tonya Freeman-Brown made the difficult decision to stay in the city. The 53 year-old and her family sheltered in an old brick hotel in the downtown area, watching fierce winds of up to 150 mph pelt rainwater at the windows, and remembering the destruction wrought by…Cities Have Firefighters and Trash Collectors. As the Climate Breaks Down, Do They Also Need Resilience Corps?
Lost Art Nr. 1
The Flensburg Files is starting a new photo flick series devoted strictly to litter on the beach. The author will showcase artwork based on his visits to the Baltic and North Seas with a goal of addressing problems with pollution along the coasts and getting people to clean up the beaches and make it safe for all to use. Our planet is in dire need; it’s up to us to change.
Our first Lost Art pic takes us to Dagebull, where the sun is setting at low tide (Ebbe) and the author found a surprise which he took with for use as a garden shovel at home. The rest of the story behind this pic speaks for itself.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
What do Germans fear the most? An annual study has again asked people what they fear the most. After almost two years of COVID pandemic, somewhat surprisingly, health issues do not top the list. For years, there was no new public debt in Germany. This gave citizens the reassuring feeling of living in a fiscally […]A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words