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Throwback Thursday: Some figures from my childhood in East Germany. The mechanic and fireman are similar to Playmobil, having hands that can grab accessories. The others are just made from gum. A ship captain & a police man at the left, at the right a taylor (from the fairytale?) & a robber and the two guys in the middle are Moritz and Max from the Wilhelm Busch Max & Moritz comics. No idea i...

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Die Wartburg in Eisenach, Thüringen, Eastern Germany, is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, overlooking the town. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817, and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkr...

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6+4 pfg (soviet occupation zone, province of saxony, eastern germany, c1945)

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VOLUME #49 - DJ BOOGA On the east side of Germany, Leipzig is a bustling city full of driven labels and artists encompassing the electronic music realm. This includes a home for DEFROSTATICA: a fast-growing label blurring the lines between Footwork, Jungle and Bass Music in a way that is both unique and elegant. Today in the Footwork Jungle we have the honor of passing ears over to the co-runne...

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Throwback Thursday - I used to have such a TV on legs for the dollhouse in my childhood but then it was broken and we threw it away. I got nostalgic and got one from ebay. Mine was with “Hansel and Gretel” though, this one is “Snow White”. It has a little plug for electricity so the screen lights up, and when you turn the wheel at the side the pictures change and tell the whole fairytal...

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I liked Dresden a hell of a lot more than I expected, and I wish I would’ve had more than one day to spend there. Although I know this city was bombed to ruin during WWII, the city is beautifully reconstructed and the old town is clean and bustling on a spring night. I’d really like to return here with some friends to experience the nightlife and experience more East German history. Aft...

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