“Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before” Dalai Lama As I got very slack at keeping this updated, and since I’ve been back in Abu Dhabi for a few days now doing nothing but work, I decided to share my experience of Cologne in Germany. I decided that I wanted to go to […]

via Christmas Markets, Cologne — RoseScriptTravel

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For the first time ever, the 2020 Cologne Christmas markets will not take place. After weeks of consideration, if and how the markets can be arranged in the times of the Corona virus, the management of the market, which takes place at Roncalliplatz and other parts of the city decided it was too risky to carry out. “We do not want people to get sick and have Cologne become a hotspot, says Monika Flocke, director of the Cologne Christmas Market in an interview with NTV. “We don’t want to take the risk and become another Ischgl.” Over 5 million people visit the Christmas market every year, which you can see in the guest article posted above.

Germany is in the midst of a second wave as many residents are returning from their summer vacation, thus facing a risk of a second lockdown similar to the first one in March. Already rollbacks in restrictions are being considered and many businesses are fearing for the worst should the lockdown happen for a second time. Experts are warning that a pandemic-depression could happen and if so, it could take 2-5 years until the economies can recover from the pandemic.

More to follow…….

Originally posted on Architecture Here and There: View of downtown Wuppertal from the city’s famous “flying train.” (MoMA) This old video, just over two minutes in length, takes viewers through the western German city of Wuppertal, population 354,382 (almost double that of Providence), on a “flying” or “floating” train a year after its completion in…

via Fly train through Wuppertal — The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles

Test concert for corona study Experiment at the Tim Bendzko concert: are major events possible again soon? Tim Bendzko at the test concert for science in Leipzig. © Sean Gallup / Getty Images In order to minimize the risk of corona outbreaks, major events are prohibited until at least October. Is it possible to restart […]

via Concert experiment with Tim Bendzko: Are major events possible despite Corona? — Archyde

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In your opinion, do you think concerts in times of Covid-19 are possible these days? If so, what restrictions would be needed and how many people should be allowed in order to make them safe to visit?  Or would you rather wait until a vaccination is created and available for use before you attend the next concert?  Read the story and feel free to comment…….

Joe Biden has chosen Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian American to join a major party presidential ticket. Harris, 55, was seen as the frontrunner for the No. 2 spot for the last few months, especially in the wake of George Floyd’s […]

via Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate — Variety

The Flensburg Files congratulates Kamala Harris on getting the VP pick. May you and Joe go all the way and bring an end of four years of tyranny, something neither the US nor Germany, nor the rest of the world can no longer tolerate. Send the orange-haired baby back to where he belongs and let’s restore the US to its former glory. ❤

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July 16, 1945. 5:29 AM Mountain Time, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Gadget was detonated – the 1st nuclear explosion – by the Manhattan Project. It was a plutonium implosion device. At 05:29:21 (July 16, 1945) local time, the device exploded. It left a crater of radioactive glass in the desert 10 feet (3.0 m) […]

via 75 Years of the Nuclear Age — 357 Magnum

Tomorrow marks a notable anniversary. Shamelessly stolen from myself, from a few years ago… Just a few weeks after the first atomic bomb was detonated by the Manhattan Project in the desert Southwest (on July 16, 1945) the US Army Air Force dropped an atomic bomb, code named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, […]

via August 6, 1945: The Bombing of Hiroshima — 357 Magnum

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years. On 30th May 2008 I was at Lake […]

via On This Day – Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance — Have Bag, Will Travel

There was a pause, then my father said: ‘Tell me, Masuji, have you any idea what kind of a world artists inhabit?’ I remained silent, looking at the floor before me,. ’Artists’, my father’s voice continued, ‘live in squalor and poverty. They inhabit a world which gives them every temptation to become weak-willed and depraved.” […]

via An Artist of The Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro — Dolce Bellezza