Books

Mein Kampf

Another historical. By now you’re all probs thinking – why isn’t she a historian? I bought this autobiography displaying a tyrant of a man. Literally the most vilest of things. Now I’m sure that you all sometimes wonder, how did he get so far. How did he accomplish something that was & is viewed as…… Continue reading Mein Kampf

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The Best – by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When head and heart are busy, say, What better can be found? Who neither loves nor goes astray, Were better under ground. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Is there really any need for an explanation? Goethe states that to be in love, what better thing than that. Ending with, when one is not in love they…… Continue reading The Best – by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg

Again a little bit of Germany – Here is the Schloss Bruchsal which is situated in Baden-Württemberg. So the Schloss Bruchsal is a three-winged building, painted in the colours yellow, red & white ( apparently these were the colours of the Margraviate of Baden which was territory of the Holy Roman Empire) . From what I’ve gathered I believe…… Continue reading Schloss Bruchsal – Baden-Württemberg

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Johann Balthasar Neumann

Johann Balthasar Neumann was born 27 January 1687 in the Kingdom of Bohemia aka Czech Republic. He came from a family of nine children (Dear Lord) –  his father was a cloth-maker. Neumann learnt about architecture, geometry, even joined the local military – Bless the soul he was a colonel. So he was lucky enough to…… Continue reading Johann Balthasar Neumann

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Poland – The Książ Castle

So I came across some fantastic information about two places to visit when in Poland. Yet again there’s quite some history to these buildings and some of it being rather dark. The first building is The Książ Castle in Wałbrzych. Whats surreal is that its surrounded by the  the Waldenburg Mountains , almost as though…… Continue reading Poland – The Książ Castle

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Karl Friedrich Schinkel

  Schinkel ( how cute is that name – schinkel come here dearie ) – was born in Brandenburg. Tragedy hit him at an early age when his father passed away in the Neuruppin fire (1787) , I believe he was only 6 at the time. He was under the tutelage of architect Friedrich Gilly.…… Continue reading Karl Friedrich Schinkel

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George Bähr & Norman Foster

I’ve wrote plenty on Italian renaissance along with neo classical etc etc.. So I want to move onto German architecture because I adore Germany and tbh Bayern Munich you get me?? Yaa? So let’s finds out a little about George Bähr. He was born in Fürstenwalde I believe its in Saxony, Germany (just check it on…… Continue reading George Bähr & Norman Foster

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Neuschwanstein – King Ludwig II

Right where do I begin?     So, the Neuschwanstein Castle was constructed in a village named Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. What made the building of this magnificent castle a task was that it was to be on a rugged hill – hence not flat land, very difficult indeed.     King Ludwig…… Continue reading Neuschwanstein – King Ludwig II

Movies/Dramas

Under Sandet / Land Of Mine

This movie is a real eye opener regarding the harsh realities of war. So here’s my explanation & the trailer is right at the bottom 🙂 The movie begins with a scene from after the war. Denmark has finally been liberated from German occupation. A Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen harasses German soldiers who attempt…… Continue reading Under Sandet / Land Of Mine

Movies/Dramas

Deutschland 83

Again something about history however this occurred not long ago. It’s this spy thriller and can I just say .. I have a crush on Martin ❤ So here’s what It’s about: Deutschland 83 is an eight-episode German television series starring  Jonas Nay who plays Martin a 24 year old residing in East Germany. In 1983 he’s…… Continue reading Deutschland 83