Winston and Clementine

Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s home in Kent, has opened a new exhibition ‘Clementine Churchill: Speaking for Herself’, focusing on the extraordinary life of Clementine, Ogilvy Hozier Spencer (1885-1977) Winston’s devoted wife for more than fifty-six years. Displays will feature over sixty objects, including personal mementoes such as her photos and private letters, along with several gifts that she received … Read more » “Winston and Clementine”

Living Apart Together

South Tyrol was part of Austria until 1918, but this German-speaking territory was occupied in November 1918 and subsequently annexed by Italy in 1919. The Italian name for this region is Alte Adigo, named after the river Adigo, Etsch in German. The forced Italianization started with the rise of fascism in 1922. Nowadays, only a … Read more » “Living Apart Together”

One Century De Stijl

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the magazine De Stijl. Place of birth was Laren, a small town in the Dutch province Noord-Holland, date of birth (the first official announcement): 25 November 1917. De Stijl became an icon of modernity throughout Europe and the world . Its timing and place, amidst a destructive … Read more » “One Century De Stijl”

A Romantic Bavarian Road

Starting in Würzburg (watched over by the Marienberg fortress and the Baroque Prince Bishops residence by Balthasar Neumann) and ending in Flüssen (2000 years of history and art), the Bavarian Romantic Road´s long distance walking trail covers a distance of almost 500 kilometers. The Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture. … Read more » “A Romantic Bavarian Road”

The Fuggerei in Augsburg

Statue of Jakob Fugger, The Fuggerei, Augsburg. Photo: TES.

The Fuggerei in Augsburg (Germany/Bayern) is one of the oldest social settlements in the world. It was founded and financed by the banker Jakob Fugger (1459-1525) for needy and poor citizens in 1521. The Fuggerei is inhabited by 150 persons in 140 apartments in 67 buildings nowadays and is still a social settlement, financed through an … Read more » “The Fuggerei in Augsburg”

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