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Christmas – Around the World

Merry Christmas from Something to Ponder About - Here are a few snippets of Christmas past spent in various parts of the World. The spirit remains strong and the family connections, despite whatever corner of our globe we live in. May your Christmas be Merry and Bright! Glædelig jul - Christmas in Denmark God jul… Continue reading Christmas – Around the World

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Architecture, Community

Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich… Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

On my travels, I discovered Peter Parker lurking around in Offenbach, outside of Frankfurt, Germany. Something I pondered about in Offenbach. More here: Related Posts: http://hollyedejer.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/weekly-photo-challenge-unexpected/#comment-230 http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/11/22/weekly-photo-challenge-unexpected/

Europe, Germany, History & Traditions

Part 5 – Euro Scandi Odyssey – Rothenburg Travelogue

A Munching we go… To Munich aka Munchen via Rothenburg

Today's highlight started with a pleasant drive along the Romantic road's Autobahn to Rothenburg:

the enchanted walled medieval city in South- Eastern Germany . Thankfully, this city was untouched during the war, and a Xmas market is found here from the first weekend of Advent onwards, a.k.a. four weekends before December 24. The atmosphere in the markets and city is magical, enchanting, and quite wonderful, even without any snow.