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The Cappuccino

At the beginning of the 16th century, there was unrest within the Franciscan Order. Many friars saw the great ideal of Francis of Assisi betrayed and longed for a simple life of service to the poor and needy. Therefore, in the spring of 1525, the monk Mateo de Bascio...

Indian summer (Altweibersommer)

Since the early 19th century the term "Altweibersommer" (summer of the old women) is known. It should be noted that until about 1800, the year was divided into summer and winter, with spring and autumn also called "Weibersommer". In the course of time, spring was...

Patricide

Paris, beginning of the 19th century. It is the first warm day of the year and a small group, made up of members of high society, is on a trip to the countryside. After admiring the beauties of nature, they turned to the servant who had chosen a place for the picnic...

Carajillo

I was always convinced that red wine is the national drink of the Spanish. But in the meantime I have been enlightened that in reality beer and coffee are the most popular drinks in Spain.   What surprised me a little is how much the Spanish coffee tradition...
Patricide

Patricide

Paris, beginning of the 19th century. It is the first warm day of the year and a small group, made up of members of...

Carajillo

Carajillo

I was always convinced that red wine is the national drink of the Spanish. But in the meantime I have been enlightened...

The online platform

The online platform

Almost every day you can hear that there is a lack of education everywhere today. Children who can no longer read...

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Viennese Laundry Girl

Viennese Laundry Girl

The Viennese laundry girls must have been a funny crowd – lively, bustling, and never at a loss for a cheeky answer....

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Stages of Reading 01

Stages of Reading 01

In this small series I would like to show that there are different ways of reading. That there are not only different...

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Why Poetry

Why Poetry

“What is poetry for in today’s time?” This question is no less valid because it’s asked in a challenging wayby many...

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Our Language

Our Language

We all know that language has always changed and adapted to new environments over time. Today, we can see it on the...

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About reading 01

About reading 01

There are different ways for us to communicate with the world. We can point at something with our finger, we can...

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Why culture

Why culture

Our European literature begins with the outcry of the blind poet called Homer: “Sing, Goddess, of the rage of Peleus’...

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Introduction

Introduction

Way behind the hamlet stands an organ man and with freezing fingers grinds the best he can. Barefoot on the snowbank...

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Foreward

Foreward

Hello and welcome to my blog. There are two reasons for this blog. Firstly, there are personal reasons concerning...

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