Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

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brynpoeth
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Oct 2018, 12:50pm

I do like reading about Gelehrten, academics, they learn so much, typically:

"Walter Hagemann studied politics, history, philosophy and economics in Muenster, Muenchen and Leipzig", some study quite diverse apparently unrelated subjects, maybe in Hawaii or Leningrad, spend fifteen years or more at universities. Plus One for learning "too much" :wink:

Some lucky people then upgrade to politics and never have a 'proper' job :?
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Nov 2018, 10:17pm

Politicians are jockeying for position to succeed Mrs Merkel, she is standing down as party chair soon

Mr Merz activated his right-turn indicator, many did not like that, my favourite AKK should win. The only problem is, her name is so long and hard to chant at rallies :wink:
(*Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer*, try chanting that after a few beers)

Plus Two for another female in charge
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Dec 2018, 5:48pm

Merkel gave her last speech as CDU chairperson after 18 years, her successor was elected, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) (she was my favourite), she is likely to be Head Girl of Europe quite soon*
+1 for female leaders!

* but who knows, almost anything could happen :?
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby Hobbs1951 » 8 Dec 2018, 8:53am

brynpoeth wrote:...if one has ever been there one wants to go again sometime :wink:


1981 - my first visit to Berlin: return frequently as I have family there.

Bowie's (Berlin Trilogy) best work in my opinion.

John.

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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Dec 2018, 9:26am

Hobbs1951 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:...if one has ever been there one wants to go again sometime :wink:


1981 - my first visit to Berlin: return frequently as I have family there.

Bowie's (Berlin Trilogy) best work in my opinion.

John.

There was a plan to rename a street after Bowie, lots of argument, not sure what happened

I was not in Berlin till 1990, at the end of the time of Two Germanies :wink:
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby pwa » 8 Dec 2018, 9:37am

brynpoeth wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:...if one has ever been there one wants to go again sometime :wink:


1981 - my first visit to Berlin: return frequently as I have family there.

Bowie's (Berlin Trilogy) best work in my opinion.

John.

There was a plan to rename a street after Bowie, lots of argument, not sure what happened

I was not in Berlin till 1990, at the end of the time of Two Germanies :wink:

I think Bowie rated his Berlin stuff as some of his best. He went there to get away from drugs, not having realised Berlin was notorious for drugs. And he took smack head Iggy Pop for company! But he came out of it clean, except for the ciggies.
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jan 2019, 6:10pm

2019 is a Bauhaus anniversary year, lots of events, Plus One
Germany is very good at history, culture and the like
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jan 2019, 7:44pm

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter, stayed awhile in Travemuende and Warnemuende on the Baltic
'I like Germany, for one meets few Norwegians there', he explained :wink:
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jan 2019, 7:27pm

I love to hate the German radio, today dlf is playing the Brandenburg Concerto Nr 6 twice :wink:
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jan 2019, 7:30pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
1981 - my first visit to Berlin: return frequently as I have family there.

Bowie's (Berlin Trilogy) best work in my opinion.

John.

There was a plan to rename a street after Bowie, lots of argument, not sure what happened

I was not in Berlin till 1990, at the end of the time of Two Germanies :wink:

I think Bowie rated his Berlin stuff as some of his best. He went there to get away from drugs, not having realised Berlin was notorious for drugs. And he took smack head Iggy Pop for company! But he came out of it clean, except for the ciggies.

Could not find a street named after him, might be worth waiting a few decades, he may well be forgotten soon :wink:
Besides, residents really hate having their street renamed, best to find a new street, maybe a seedy alley behind the train station
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby pwa » 13 Jan 2019, 8:35pm

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:There was a plan to rename a street after Bowie, lots of argument, not sure what happened

I was not in Berlin till 1990, at the end of the time of Two Germanies :wink:

I think Bowie rated his Berlin stuff as some of his best. He went there to get away from drugs, not having realised Berlin was notorious for drugs. And he took smack head Iggy Pop for company! But he came out of it clean, except for the ciggies.

Could not find a street named after him, might be worth waiting a few decades, he may well be forgotten soon :wink:
Besides, residents really hate having their street renamed, best to find a new street, maybe a seedy alley behind the train station

Nobody is too famous to be forgotten. Kids these days aren't even sure who Jesus is / was meant to be. Elvis has faded a bit. Sinatra means nothing to a lot of youngsters.

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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Jan 2019, 8:40pm

pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:I think Bowie rated his Berlin stuff as some of his best. He went there to get away from drugs, not having realised Berlin was notorious for drugs. And he took smack head Iggy Pop for company! But he came out of it clean, except for the ciggies.

Could not find a street named after him, might be worth waiting a few decades, he may well be forgotten soon :wink:
Besides, residents really hate having their street renamed, best to find a new street, maybe a seedy alley behind the train station

Nobody is too famous to be forgotten. Kids these days aren't even sure who Jesus is / was meant to be. Elvis has faded a bit. Sinatra means nothing to a lot of youngsters.

I am proud to say, I do not know who Ed Sheeran is :wink:
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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby pwa » 13 Jan 2019, 8:42pm

brynpoeth wrote:
pwa wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Could not find a street named after him, might be worth waiting a few decades, he may well be forgotten soon :wink:
Besides, residents really hate having their street renamed, best to find a new street, maybe a seedy alley behind the train station

Nobody is too famous to be forgotten. Kids these days aren't even sure who Jesus is / was meant to be. Elvis has faded a bit. Sinatra means nothing to a lot of youngsters.

I am proud to say, I do not know who Ed Sheeran is :wink:

I will do you a favour and not tell you.

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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby pwa » 13 Jan 2019, 8:52pm

Naming streets after heroes rarely works out well.
https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5831023 ... 6?hl=en-GB
Lynn Davies was an Olympic Gold medallist who had an "avenue" named after him. But the new council flats didn't age well and were demolished, leaving Lynn Davies Avenue as a cut through across a band of grass. Hardly a memorial to a hero. I'm sure Bowie would have found the idea of a street named after him a bit naff. He famously turned down a knighthood for that reason.

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Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jan 2019, 4:40am

There is a suggestion that a top maximum speed limit on Autobahnen be introduced, 130 kmh (+1!), not sure from whom
Politrickians and media dismiss it, there is no visible safety lobby
-130 :(
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