Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
Between the bucolic Black Forest High Road and the Murg Valley, it protects thick woodland, glacial lakes, thunderous waterfalls and dark moors. You can even find house-sized cuckoo clocks near the village of Triberg. The region is also a fine-dining ...
March 27, 2015
The Week in Political Pictures
Secretary of State John Kerry, center, in Lausanne, Switzerland, used a mobile device to watch President Obama announce details of the agreement on Iran's nuclear program on Thursday. Pool photo by In a visit to Jimmy Fallon on NBC's “Tonight Show ...
April 5, 2015
Giant atom smasher starts up after 2-year shutdown
BERLIN (AP) — The world's biggest particle accelerator is back in action after a two-year shutdown and upgrade, embarking on a new mission that scientists hope could give them a look into the unseen dark universe. Scientists at the European ...
April 5, 2015
5 European River Cruises That You'll Never Want to End
Or maybe it's because a cruise on this historic waterway (which stretches more than 1,700 miles from Germany's Black Forest to the Black Sea) can take you to two European music capitals, Vienna and Salzburg, and send your spirits dancing like one of ...
March 24, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: a popular holiday destination
The tallest tree in the Black Forest is the silver fir, which can grow to a height of 65 meters. With the golden sunshine dancing on the treetops and the forest dotted with quaint wooden houses surrounded by flowers, the scene is like gazing upon a ...
March 14, 2015
Trekking Around Titlis: Snowshoeing in Central Switzerland
After strapping on snowshoes, our guide Catherine Fischbacher leads our group, a motely crew of varying ability levels, away from the downhill skiers into the heart of the Gerschniwald forest. The first few Shivering slightly, we enter this ...
March 23, 2015
Quintessentials: Timepieces for Ladies
Framed by diamonds and set into a 18-karat white gold case, the RM 19-02 Fleur features a hand-painted gold magnolia, located at about 7 o'clock on the dial, that opens and closes to reveal a flying tourbillon. Not only that, but the flower Tapping ...
March 20, 2015
http://spydus/cgi-bin/spydus. exe/ENQ/OPAC/SDIENQ. narrated by Julie Teal. Cassidy, Anne, 1952-, author. Teal, Julie, narrator. Summary: It's been five years since Rose's mother Kathy went missing and, after recent events, all Rose wants to do is get on with her life. Then police officer Henry Thompson comes calling with bad news: the body of a missing teenage girl has been found buried in the garden of Rose's old house. With Kathy and Brendan implicated in her death, Rose and Joshua have one last chance to clear their parents' names. au/cgi-bin/spydus. exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ. QRY=IRN%2822622177%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert. narrated by Annie Aldington. Aldington, Annie, narrator. Summary: London Docklands, 1916. With her husband fighting in France, 24-year-old Hannah Loxwood struggles to be everything the war asks her to be. She cares for her children, supports her elderly parents, she pays her way. She sacrifices everything for a husband who may never come home until she's faced with the most dangerous of temptations - because what Hannah hasn't realised is that this war has been sent to test the women at home as much as it tests the men... au/cgi-bin/spydus. exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ. QRY=IRN%2822622178%29&QRYTEXT=SDI%20Alert.
I don’t usually post any of my fiction on here, but I rediscovered this short story I wrote, and I figured it might find it’s purpose here, as I don’t think I’ll seek it’s publication. Nonetheless, it’s a fun little story. Rural Oregon – 1960. Michael awoke very much like he had fallen asleep. he had froze and thawed in an eight hour period, the record still spinning soundlessly as it had reached it’s end hours ago. The predawn sky shed very little light through the window, so after he silenced his alarm clock he turned on the lamp resting on his nightstand with one swift pull of the copper chain. “The Big Day”, James had cleverly named it. August eleventh, Michael thought. He imagined an eight followed by a slash then the number eleven accompanied by their names typed perfectly in Courier, the ink still drying, bold across the Evergreen Tribute front page next to their pictures, the Sunday edition of course. He packed his Swiss army knife that his mother had gotten for him just a few years earlier. A good boy scout needs a good, sharp knife, she had said. He packed a larger, hunting knife that he borrowed from his father’s hunting supplies in the garage. He didn’t hunt that much anymore anyways, Michael had reasoned.
I arrived down in Patagonia about ten days ago, in the most southerly city on the mainland Americas, Punta Arenas. With only one direction to go from there, I came a few hours north to Natales, which is most frequented by visitors for its placement as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, a great big park in the southern Andes of Patagonia. Not letting the opportunity pass by, I spent a week trekking around the park before I returned to Natales. It was an amazing week taking me through some of the best and most breathtaking terrain I’ve ever been in. Some context: there’s a popular “w”-shaped trail that most visitors do (and the park has become quite popular recently). To escape the crowds a bit, I did the “Q”-shaped route, which incorporates every main trail in the park, including the popular “w” route. It was suggested to take 8-10 nights, but, being alone most of the time, I had no problem hiking through much of the 16 hours of daylight, allowing me to do it all in 6 nights. Instead of a lengthy report of my days there, I felt whimsical and wrote it all out a poem (still lengthy, but not quite so). Words can’t really do the place justice, so I’ll include a couple photos (eventually I’ll share many more, but I’m having... The Park at the End of the World Let me take you back a ways: A hostel where my trip began.
My Favourite Room: John Amabile's on why he loves the "den" in his Milngavie home
Loading article content It's a detached house and was built in 1967 in the Swiss chalet style ... I don't go in there during the week, just in case. It's too tempting. Clock This clock looks like a huge steel cog. It's a lovely big piece of industrialism ...
April 11, 2015
Lies for Lullabies
My alarm clock decides ... are more like house slippers considering we never really leave, before going back out and walking to the trash can to investigate. I follow moms footsteps to the trash can and then notice they lead into the forest.
April 11, 2015
Sausage party at the Quartyard
Rafts of people moving among tables, benches, black umbrellas ... up with sauerkraut, swiss, 1000 Island, and pickles, I add a little Tapatio heat and this time we have lift-off! “Scott Slater started with sausage carts outside Home Depot,” Mark ...
April 8, 2015
Tasty ideas for leftover Easter ham
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder; 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and ground cloves; 1 teaspoon each dried thyme, ground allspice and ground cinnamon; 2 teaspoons black ... "Six O'Clock Solutions," by Southern Living (Oxmoor House ...
April 7, 2015
Giuseppe Penone Pushes 'Indistinct Boundaries' at Marian Goodman Gallery
The youngest member of the povera movement, Penone was raised on a family farm outside Turin, the home of both Fiat and Slow Food ... fever dream in the late 1960s — were made up of simple forest interventions. Using nails, lead, and copper wire to ...
April 7, 2015
Meet Britain's most obsessive collectors
Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both in our sixties we are starting to think about finding a new home for the ...
April 6, 2015
Band puts a different spin on Easter brunch
After meeting up at a local songwriter's circle held at the Black Rose Public ... this is where I come at 2 o'clock every Sunday," said Baron, who works in the kitchen at Pardee Hospital. "That's called avoiding work at home. I love it.
April 5, 2015