Category Archives: Technology

“1493” by Charles C. Mann

1493 refers to the year after Christopher Columbus “discovered” America and as the second part of the title suggests, the book describes how Europe’s discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on earth. That sounds like an enormous … Continue reading

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Free Internet

But only for lawyers: (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy.)

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Did you notice the Irony? (17) Robots

“Please prove you are not a robot,” I am being asked – by a robot.

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Macedonia by Train

A lonely steam engine rests on the tracks. It is no longer operational, but it fits well into the image created by the train station. Prilep is the fourth-largest city in Macedonia, but the train station looks like that of a … Continue reading

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The worst thing about MH17

Death in itself is nothing to fear. We know it will happen, and we know it has to happen, for otherwise the world would become even more crowded. It is the time and the manner of death that we fear. Regarding … Continue reading

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Where UFOs park

It’s rather easy to take photos of UFOs in flight. They are loud, have lots of flashy lights and are trying to attract our attention. That’s why there are thousands of photos of UFOs while they are in the sky. But … Continue reading

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Photography before Photoshop

While cycling on La Maddalena, an island off the coast of Sardinia, I came across this beautiful bay: This ugly plant in the center of the picture did however disturb my aesthetic feelings. “No problem, I’ll remove that with Photoshop,” … Continue reading

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