2016年8月30日 星期二

The German Fairy Tale Route

Julia Berrios the place where dorothea viehman used to live (Baunatal, near Kassel) The brothers Grimm got most of their fairytales from this lady. Her house is now a part of a brewery "Hütt Brauerei".
Jennifer Rose I have done bits and pieces of this route. Love remembering the tales. This is Wilhelmshohe, All-in-all over 500 steps up to the statue at the top.
I like Germany
The German Fairy Tale Route (German: Deutsche Märchen Straße) is a tourist attraction in Germany originally established in 1975. With a length of 600 kilometres (370 mi), the route runs from Hanau in central Germany to Bremen in the north. Tourist attractions along the route are focussed around the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, including locations where they lived and worked at various stages in their life, as well as regions which are linked to the fairy tales found in the Grimm collection, such as The Town Musicians of Bremen. The Verein Deutsche Märchenstraße society, headquartered in the city of Kassel, is responsible for the route, which travellers can recognize with the help of road signs depicting the heart-shaped head of a pretty, fairylike creature.
The German Fairy Tale Route passes through various scenic regions, which include eight nature parks including the Hessian Spessart Nature Park, Hoher Vogelsberg Nature Park, Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park, Meißner-Kaufungen Forest Nature Park, Habichtswald Nature Park and the Weser Uplands Nature Park. The towns and cities associated with the Grimm brothers and located along the route are Hanau, Steinau, Marburg and Kassel. The original Children’s and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen), edited and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812 and known today as Grimm’s Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen), can be found in Kassel. In 2005, this collection was added to the UNESCO World Document Heritage List. Several places along the Fairy Tale Route are connected with the fairy tales themselves. In the town of Alsfeld, visitors can see what is known as the House of Little Red Riding Hood (Rotkäppchenhaus); the spa Bad Wildungen offers a Snow White Museum (Schneewittchen Museum); and Dorothea Viehmann, from whom the Grimms learned about many of the fairy tales found in their collection, was born in what today is the community of Baunatal. According to legend, the hill Hoher Meissner is where Mother Hulda is said to have resided; Sababurg Castle, located in Reinhardswald Park, is referred to as the Sleeping Beauty Castle. Further attractions include the town of Hamelin, of Pied Piper fame; the spa of Bad Oeynhausen, which has a museum devoted to fairy tales and local legends (Deutsches Märchen- und Wesersagenmuseum); and the city of Bremen, which is famous for the tale of the Town Musicians of Bremen.
Numerous picturesque medieval towns can be found among the Route’s attractions as well. In 1975, the Council of Europe awarded Alsfeld the status of a model European community for the conservation of historic buildings. The old centre of the town of Hann. Münden comprises roughly 700 half-timbered houses; the 1300-year-old town of Fritzlar is famous for its imperial cathedral; and Hameln contains beautiful examples of Weser Renaissance architecture.
The baroque grounds of Philippsruhe Palace in Hanau, the fountain displays in the Hillside Park of Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, as well as the Bremen Town Hall with the adjacent statue of Roland (both of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List) are also of particular interest. The 200th anniversary of the first publication of Children’s and Household Tales by the Grimm brothers will be observed in 2012-2013 with a series of events. Many other events, open-air festivals, exhibits, and performances dealing with the topic of fairy tales are held annually.



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日本富山市玻璃美術館,由名建築師:隈研吾設計(他也是2020東京奧運主場館設計者); 美術館另一半是富山市立圖書館,利用舊建築取下的木材,做新穎前衛設計,視覺寬敞,典雅大方,令人讚嘆.
來到富山市玻璃美術館,當然不能錯過裡面的玻璃工藝展; 此館於2015年8月剛開幕,4樓到6樓的玻璃雕塑,或玻璃工藝品,美到讓人驚嘆連連.

2016年8月28日 星期日

A political map of Latin America

How Latin America looks when coloured according to the ideological leanings of each country.

Seattle and Washington State

你知道微軟、波音公司、與星巴克都是從華盛頓州起家的嗎?你看過電影《西雅圖夜未眠》嗎?有沒有去過西雅圖市中心的派克市場與拓荒者廣場?華盛頓州位於美國西北部的太平洋沿岸,非常接近加拿大的不列顛哥倫比亞省。華盛頓州的土地面積是美國第18大,人口密集排名第13,也是華盛頓大學與華盛頓州立大學的所在地。去年有1,100名台灣學生在華盛頓州求學,讓華盛頓州成為最受台灣學生歡迎的第五大州。關於華盛頓州高等教育的資訊,請參考:http://www.wsac.wa.gov/colleges-and-institutions-washington. 更多關於留學美國資訊,請至留學美國諮詢中心網站:www.educationusa.tw #DestinationUSA #EducationUSA
Do you know that Microsoft, the Boeing Company and @Starbucks are all from Washington? Have you watched the movie “ Sleepless in Seattle, or visited the city’s Pike’s Market and Pioneer Square? Washington State is in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and is very close to the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Washington is also the 18th largest and the 13th most populous state, as well as home to the University of Washington and Washington State University. Last year 1,100 Taiwan students chose Washington for their#StateEducationInAmerica, making it the 5th most popular state for international students from Taiwan. For more information regarding higher education institutions in Washington, please visithttp://www.wsac.wa.gov/colleges-and-institutions-washington. For more information about studying in the United States, please visit the EducationUSA Taiwan Advising Center website: www.educationusa.tw

2016年8月27日 星期六

The Tesla Gigafactory, it's kind of a big deal.

The Tesla Gigafactory, it's kind of a big deal.
Located on a 3,200-acre lot and containing 5.8 million square feet of…

2016年8月26日 星期五

Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen)

Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen [ˈniːdɐzaksən], Low German: Neddersassen) is a German state (Bundesland) situated in northwestern Germany and is second in area, with 47,624 square kilometres (18,388 sq mi), and fourth in population (8 million) among the sixteen Länder of Germany.

Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen) is a German state (Bundesland) situated in northwestern Germany and is second in area, with 47,624 square kilometres (18,388 sq mi), and fourth in population (8 million) among the sixteen Länder of Germany. In rural areas Northern Low Saxon, a dialect of Low German, and Saterland Frisian, a variety of Frisian, are still spoken, but the number of speakers is declining.
Lower Saxony borders on (from north and clockwise) the North Sea, the states of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Netherlands. Furthermore, the state of Bremen forms two enclaves within Lower Saxony, one being the city of Bremen, the other, its seaport city of Bremerhaven. In fact, Lower Saxony borders more neighbours than any other single Bundesland. The state's principal cities include the state capital Hanover, Braunschweig (Brunswick), Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Oldenburg, Hildesheim, Wolfenbüttel, Wolfsburg and Göttingen.
The northwestern area of Lower Saxony, which lies on the coast of the North Sea, is called East Frisia and the seven East Frisian Islands offshore are popular with tourists. In the extreme west of Lower Saxony is the Emsland, a traditionally poor and sparsely populated area, once dominated by inaccessible swamps. The northern half of Lower Saxony, also known as the North German Plains, is almost invariably flat except for the gentle hills around the Bremen geestland. Towards the south and southwest lie the northern parts of the German Central Uplands: the Weser Uplands and the Harz mountains. Between these two lie the Lower Saxon Hills, a range of low ridges. Thus, Lower Saxony is the only Bundesland that encompasses both maritime and mountainous areas.
Lower Saxony's major cities and economic centres are mainly situated in its central and southern parts, namely Hanover, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, Wolfsburg, Salzgitter, Hildesheim and Göttingen. Oldenburg, near the northwestern coastline, is another economic centre. The region in the northeast is called the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide), the largest heathland area of Germany and in medieval times wealthy due to salt mining and salt trade, as well as to a lesser degree the exploitation of its peat bogs up until about the 1960s. To the north, the Elbe river separates Lower Saxony from Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. The banks just south of the Elbe are known as Altes Land (Old Country). Due to its gentle local climate and fertile soil it is the state's largest area of fruit farming, its chief produce being apples.
Most of the state's territory was part of the historic Kingdom of Hanover; the state of Lower Saxony has adopted the coat of arms and other symbols of the former kingdom. It was created by the merger of the State of Hanover with several smaller states in 1946.

伊東豊雄:台灣的臺中國家歌劇院(National Taichung Theater)......

台灣的 臺中國家歌劇院(National Taichung Theater) 歷時十年終於完工,建築師 #伊東豊雄 有什麼感想?他在接受BBC中文網專訪時也談到對亞洲、香港、中國建築的看法。

2016年8月24日 星期三



石梯坪位在花蓮縣豐濱鄉石梯灣的南側尾端,整個區域是一個面積極大的海岸階地,海蝕地形十分發達,海蝕平台、隆起珊瑚礁、海蝕溝、海蝕崖等舉目皆是,尤其是壺 ...

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2016年8月23日 星期二

How the National Mall developed.

How the National Mall developed from a marsh to the center of the nation’s capital.

The Hearst Greek Theatre

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What a fantastic night at Berkeley's Greek Theatre with Silkroad.#SingMeHome
Photos: Eli Zaturanski