Kategorie Europe

Facade Greening – London style

Due to their innovative use of previously unused spaces and environmental benefits – which include improved air quality and reduced particular matters, living walls are becoming increasingly popular, particularly in urban environments.

Who does not seek even though will find

In the short time I have had when I was in Basel for a flying visit last week, I didn’t expect that much; and none at all above the normal touristic programme. But Basel has Art Basel and its Street-Art-Project «Urban Heart Basel». And so I again came across a mural of THE LONDON POLICE […]

5 days of Amsterdam – Part V

This was my last day in Amsterdam and the first nice day with the sun shining warm and bright. That seemed to be the purest mockery!

5 days of Amsterdam – Part IV

It was May 5 and I had to learn, that it was better to avoid the city center at that date. Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when its citizens pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II. Then, on 5 May it’s time […]

5 days of Amsterdam – Part III

I’ve always been fascinated by Amsterdam. Besides the typical touristic stereotypes like tulips, cheese and coffee-shops, for me it is more it’s history, that dates back to the 13th century. Catching fish, initially the most important source of income, soon gave way to trade.

5 days of Amsterdam – Part II

May I had imagined quite differently! Isn’t this month called the merry month of May? And why is it only so dark? And so damn cold? My plans for the second day were made anyway, but I must confess, motivation was a problem that morning. Even I had heard about the old NDSM shipyard, and […]

5 days of Amsterdam – Part I

Amsterdam and street art – what is the best method to approach that topic? Asking www who knows it all, there are a lot of images and recommandations about hot spots, galleries, museums, legal walls and murals of famous names of the international street art scene.

5 Days of London – Part V

What a bitch of a day! 5 splendid days in London – all gone! I felt bad, not only because I was infected with a flu, which did not have to happen. You remember that damned suit-wearer in the tube? All I had to do was to check out my B&B and make good use […]

5 Days of London – Part IV

This was the day of the inadvertent encounter of me and a bacteria-contaminated suit-wearer in the tube from Hammersmith to Camden Town. This encounter should shorten my stay there unrequested. I can hardly say when I was  last in Camden Town – it’s a long, long time ago; definitely long before it became a damn […]

5 Days of London – Part III

After the last day’s hard ride, I decided to give my body a chance to recover properly with an easy ride, preferably in one of London’s public Gardens or in a landscape park. There is a wide selection of Gardens and Paks in and around London, but whenever I’m in town, The Royal Botanic Gardens […]