Merkel returns two Nolde paintings after exhibition exposes Nazi links - The Times of IsraelTuesday, April 23, 2019
DPA that Merkel should give a clear explanation for her decision.
If Nolde is being shunned because of his political views, “then she should no longer be sitting in the first row” at the Bayreuth opera festival which Merkel attends annually and which features the works of notorious anti-Semite Richard Wagner.
For Christian Ring, the director of the Seebuell Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, the debate that has erupted over the artist “is very, very exciting”.
“I think it is right that people are talking about it, and that people are analyzing the situation and discussing it.
“That’s something I find more important than what’s been removed from the walls or not removed. And that’s what we’re trying to do with this exhibition — we want a discussion, how should we navigate this vis-a-vis our moral compass,” he said.
Merkel’s office too, “must develop its own view on what art should be presented in the chancellery,” he said.
People look at work of Emil Nolde at an exhibition about the artist at the Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, Germany, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
One thing was certain though — Merkel’s decision would go down in history as an “anecdote to show how after so many years, … Hitler… still generates so much interest that is difficult to ignore,” predicted Fulda.
“And that’s why you get this panicky reaction.”
The motorist is so drunk he falls asleep in front of traffic light - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
The woman had to be treated from the rescue service. The information of the officials, the couple was noticed in the past already several times by fierce disputes.
Bayreuth: a number of students to deflagration in the classroom, as a precaution in the clinic
brought up In the upper Franconian town of Bayreuth, a seventh-Grader, has triggered a deflagration. As the “BR” is reported, had manipulated the 14-Year-old is the battery on a laptop, as there was a loud Bang. It was a strong smoke developed and seven students, because of airway irritation and Nausea treated. They were supervised on site by a rescue service, and then, as a precaution to a hospital. The remaining students were picked up by their parents.
Montabaur: eleven-year-old, An eleven-year-old dies while Playing on bus depot
the Play on a depot in Montabaur in Rhineland-Palatinate killed. The Boy was crushed by the tire of a 200-pound tractor, as the police announced on Tuesday. Accordingly, the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon. The Boy was playing alone at the depot, while his mother, in the interior of the building was. After a preliminary investigation, the police the Boy tried to climb on to the workshop leaning against the tire. In this case, the order apparently fell and buried the boy. The mother managed together with the witnesses, the Eleven-year-old to pull out from under the tire. The Boy was taken to a hospital, succumbed, however, on Monday evening from his injuries.
Starnberg: Unknown shoots to 13-Year-old
In Starnberg, southwest of Munich, an Unknown shot with an air rifle at a 13-year-old boy. As the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” with reference to police data reports, had played the Boy together with a friend in the District of Söcking with a scooter. According to the report, would have the Boy suddenly felt a burning pain. The reason: He had been hit by an air gun projectile on the thigh. Together with his mother, he discovered in the basement later on the scene.
The Teenager remained in the incident virtually unharmed. The alerted police against the unknown to Protect because of dangerous bodily injury. It have sich a targeted shot, acted, and also missiles from over-the-counter air-pressure weapons could lead to serious injuries, the report said.
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Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectorsSaturday, July 14, 2018
Q. Can you give me any information about a devil creamer? Its red-orange and is shaped like a devil on his knees. The cream pours out of his mouth. The bottom is marked Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria, with a lion holding a shield with the letter T on it. The date 1794 is below the shield.
A. Royal Bayreuth is known for its creamers, pitchers, cracker jars, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, and other items made in the shapes of fruit, tomatoes, lobsters, shells, flowers, animals, birds, clowns and more. The red devil is part of a group of pieces known as Devil & Cards, a group that was shaped like a devil, playing cards or both. The red devil alone was made as a 31/2-inch creamer, a 41/2-inch milk pitcher and two different ashtrays. A black devil also was made. The mark on your creamer, in blue, green or black, was used after 1900. The date on the mark is the year Royal Bayreuth was founded in Tettau, Bavaria. The company still is in business, now making dinnerware. There is a club for collectors, the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RoyalBayreuth.org), which has an annual convention. A creamer like yours sold for $360 last year.
Q. I bought this cuff bracelet years ago at a yard sale. Its about 2 inches wide and I dont know what metal it is, but it has an antiqued finish. The inside has a mark for Miriam Haskell, but it doesnt look like her typical costume jewelry. Can you help and maybe give me a value?
A. The finish on your bracelet is called Russian gold. Other designers of vintage costume jewelry used similar finishes, but Miriam Haskells company used a secret signature Russian gold plating recipe developed just for them that resulted in patinas ranging from dull to bright. It was a type of gold plating on brass, and the plating solution is said to have 24-karat gold among the secret ingredients. Pieces were hand-dipped and then sealed. Many were further embellished with glass beads, faux seed pearls and other decoration. Haskells Russian gold also is found on many their filigree pieces. Asking prices for Miriam Haskell hinged bracelets like yours range from $100 to $250, but weve found selling prices to be less than $100. Embellished examples are worth more.
Q. I have my great-grandfathers accordion, a Pre-1900 Hohner two-row button diatonic. It was appraised and I was told it would fetch four figures. Id love to keep it, but no one in my family wants it. Its normal fifth scalar organization, 20 plus treble buttons and 12 bass buttons in very good condition. Where should I start?
A. You probably will get the highest price by selling the accordion at an auction of other antique musical instruments. Expect to pay the auction gallery a commission, a percentage of the hammer price. Fees are negotiable. Find out in advance what costs are and what it in...http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/24/flower-vases-urns-fountains-prove-popula/
Deceptive flowers, duping insects: How parachute flowers lure their pollinators into a trap - Science DailyFriday, October 21, 2016
A doctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth has discovered an unusually cunning imitation strategy in the plant kingdom.
Many flowering plants attract insects which pollinate their flowers. This is only in this way that they can ensure the survival of their species. A twiner native to southern Africa, Sanderson´s parachute flower (Ceropegia sandersonii), has a particularly cunning strategy for attracting flies for pollination. Its way of ensuring pollination is a complicated ploy involving fraud and imprisonment. These "crimes" in the plant kingdom have now been exposed by Annemarie Heiduk, a doctoral researcher in biology at the University of Bayreuth. Scientists from Bayreuth, Salzburg, Bielefeld, Darmstadt, London, and Pietermaritzburg helped her gather the evidence. The international team has now presented its research findings in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology.
An irresistible fragrance: scent surprisingly similar to honeybees under attack
The victims of this scam are freeloader flies of the genus...
The Most Beautiful Cities in Germany - World AtlasSunday, January 26, 2020
Germany varies from one author to the other. Here are some of the cities that pop up whenever the best places in Germany are mentioned.
Nuremberg is the second largest Bavarian city after Munich, with a population of approximately 512,000 residents. The city is known for many things but the most common is the Nuremberg Trial which remains pivotal in the history of Germany. Nuremberg’s origin dates back a millennium and over the years it developed into one of the most important cities in Europe. The city has plenty of places to visit, including old churches, imperial castles, and the Nazi trial grounds. Nuremberg is a pedestrian-friendly city, with the pedestrian-only zone covering a large part of the city.
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 8th largest in the EU. The city is home to over 1.8 million residents. It is located on the banks of River Eibe and its tributaries and its name reflect the city’s medieval history. Hamburg is known for the impressive red-brick Speicherstadt which is a World Heritage Site. Apart from the buildings, the city has plenty of nightlife, with most party-seekers frequenting the Reeperbahn, popularly known as “German’s most sinful mile.” Hamburg is also Europe’s research, science, and educational hub.
The city of Cologne is set on the banks of the Rhine River. It is German’s fourth-largest city with a population of about 1.1 million residents. The city has a rich history spanning over 2,000 years and features diverse architectural style including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches, as well as post-war constructions. The city’s major attraction is the Cologne Cathedral which is the largest cathedral in Germany. Another thing that makes Cologne a beau...https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-beautiful-cities-in-germany.html
Is Staten Island’s beer scene getting stale? - SILive.comSunday, January 26, 2020
Advance/Pamela SiHOT STYLES IN THE CITYMost popular on Staten Island at the moment, based on a casual poll of a several restaurants, are IPAs and sour beers.Said Ken Tirado, owner of Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, Charleston, “Ironically, like many people my age, my taste buds had a hard time adjusting to the bitter and sour tastes of IPAs and sour Goses.”He added, “New breweries pop up all the time and I have surrendered half my draught lines to local breweries.”Juicy Lucy BBQ in Ocean Breeze finds sales of spiked seltzers dominate over mainstream and craft brews. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela SiAnd the two local brewers -- the borough lost its Mariners Harbor-based Staten Island Brewing Co. last year -- are guiding the fields of style and flavor as well.Flagship’s head brewer Mark Szmaida said he plans for the Tompkinsville taproom to feature an exclusive sour beer. He’ll also be testing the waters on a hard seltzer. In the works for February is the brew crew’s Irish Coffee Pastry Stout, a strong stout at 8% aged on whiskey-oak chips. Szmaida selected Staten Island’s own Unique Coffee Roasters as the “Joe” of choice to pair with cocoa nibs and vanilla in the mash. Recently, Flagship collaborated with Holtermann’s for a crumb cake-inspired creation. p class="article__paragraph article__paragraph--left" id="U6...https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2020/01/is-staten-islands-beer-scene-getting-stale.html
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/
Southern Germany offers a scenic look at mountainous highs and historic lows - CT InsiderSunday, January 26, 2020
Here’s the great thing about Bavaria and southern Germany for visitors, aside from abundant history and scenery: Germans generally are direct, organized and go by the rules. That’s not just their rep; it’s what we observed.
On the famous Autobahn, they use the left lane to legally go as fast as they want but they slow down when the overhead signs drop the speed limit to 100 kilometers an hour, or even 70. They don’t weave and cut you off like the average highway here.
When they stack firewood in a shed, it’s done precisely, a work of art. If they’re growing apples, the limbs are staked neatly and verically on thin threes with netting above. With similar dedication to organization and standards, the beer they serve is inexpensive and consistently good (don’t ask for an IPA).