Thurn und Taxis Most of my readers will be familiar with the courier company TNT, but probably not with its historical origins. The family of Thurn und Taxis are one of the oldest princely houses of Germany, with roots in the Italian early 12th century. Those princes were builders, brewers, and the inventors of the … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 23, 2013 ~ Thurn und Taxis
Dolomites ~ Dolomiti ~ Dolomiten The Dolomites are an alpine mountain range of North-Eastern Italy, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. It is said that part of the Dolomites are the last genuine wilderness left in Western Europe. The North-Western part of the range lies in the autonomous province of Bolzano-South Tirol, itself … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 4, 2013 ~ Dolomites
It is a threat, and a pleasure, perhaps the most pernicious risk to mankind since the Black Death… Yet, how could we give up those marvels of nature, human skills and poetic evocations? Just think: from the Old World to the New, Pino Grigio, Montbasillac, Saint-Emilion, Burgundy, Champagne, the marvellous Australians, the North-Californians, the Cahors, … Continue reading #Geometries: Trinken
They found the village as it always was, quiet and yet full of life. The peaks were sparkling in the stormy sky. It rained in the evening and they had a meal at the little albergo. Sarah was smiling and girlish, as she took him to bed.