All posts tagged: history

Swallow

Originally posted on LITERARY TITAN:
There are many words that can be used to describe the tale of Swallow by Heidi Fischer. Gripping. Moving. Heart-breaking. This fantastic story about a young woman in World War Two era Germany humanizes those who fought in the war in a way that is unexpected. Our story follows Gabi: a fierce, bright woman who stampedes her way onto the runway where she acts as an engineer and pilot. In a time where woman were beginning to make their mark on the world; a time when relations are strained and many outside the Nazi mantra failed to truly understand what was happening in their country. Gabi finds herself in all of this. The bright young woman who had her life altered so horrifically at the tender age of seven. The young woman who wants to do her father, a general, proud. Gabi shows us a Germany that many of us wouldn’t have believed existed. The desire of a young woman to fly. This book starts off with a bang and…

5 Skills You Should Consider Adding To Your Resume

As history demonstrates, the working force is constantly changing. Given the technology of our current age, there are a few skills you should strongly consider adding to your resume.

Athens: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
Athens, the capital of Greece, definitely has a gigantic historical meaning. Several legends about the Greece gods and goddesses are known all over the world. One goddess is even responsible for the name of Athens. Nowadays, the Greek capital is a great destination for those interested in culture and history as many of the antic relics still exist. But what’s really worth seeing and doing in Athens? Watch the sunset at Mount Lycabettus Lycabettus is a mount – well, hill – in Athens which is remarkable in the skyline. Even though you might hope that there is nothing important up there so that you don’t have to climb it, I have to disappoint you: There is. Not only is Mount Lycabettus found in several legends, but also is the Chapel of St. George up there. However, it is definitely more impressive to enjoy breathtaking views of Athens which is even more beautiful when the sun sets. It is up to you whether you climb the hill or use the Teleferik. Search…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Call it what you want: ‘multi-tiered‘ or ‘multi-layered‘. It is still a ‘cake‘. | Photo by La Bamboche Weddings. When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top of having three more macarons delivered to my home. Let me tell you a bit about these multi-layered cakes, and once I have eaten it, I will share my experiences with you. Until then, here is a short history of the joconde cake: According to Wikipedia: The joconde cake is a French type of cake, and can also be called an ‘opéra cake’. It is made using several thin layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, before being covered in a chocolate glaze. According to Larousse Gastronomique:…

A Time to Reflect

Originally posted on Metal and the Geek:
I know in my previous post I wrote about my reading and writing slump. That currently hasn’t changed much. See I was starting to feel like I could break it, and then Friday night happened. The attacks in Paris, shocked me deeply. Now, I realize this kind of stuff happens in other parts of the world, I pay attention, I am not clueless, but does humanity really need to have a Misery contest along with everything else? One tragedy does not trump another. Stop being clueless and asinine. I cannot, and will not speak for others, I will write here what I have been feeling the past few days. You do not have to agree, or even understand, I just finally felt the need to write something, and it needed to be more than just a book review or a book post. The reason why the Paris attack hit a little closer to home for me, was not because I live in Europe and a train ride away…

‘Jaws 19’ has trailer

Originally posted on The Nostalgia Blog:
As we get closer and closer to Back to the Future day (October 21st, 2015) we are looking back on what the movie Back to the Future II predicted would be around in 2015. While some of the predictions have come true, sadly one that didn’t was Jaws 19 hitting theaters falling 15 sequels short of the goal. However, while there may not actually be a Jaws 19 film, thanks to Universal, we do have a trailer for what that film and it is pretty good. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl092whRLlI

Vienna: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
Vienna is the capital of Austria and a real magnet when it comes to tourism. Not only the protected historical old town, but especially the Spanish Riding School are really worth visiting. Below, you can check out what to do and see in Vienna! Stroll through Vienna’s historical old town Most of the Old Town in Vienna is a pedestrian zone which makes it very easy and comfortable to get around. Pedestrian Zone in Vienna Pedestrian Zone in Vienna The most interesting thing definitely is the architecture and the buildings from another century! But be sure to not miss the St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the Spanish Riding School If there is something having a lot of tradition in Vienna, then it’s the Spanish Riding School for sure! Spanish Riding School Vienna But this time, it’s not enough to admire the building – get a ticket for one of the shows or the morning work with the Lipizzaner horses! Admire the National Library and the Parliament The National Library of Austria is…

Salzburg: Top things to do and see

Originally posted on travelux:
Salzburg is the city where the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and lived. Even though Salzburg’s tourism is surely motivated by Mozart, the city in Austria has much more to offer! Especially the old buildings and past architecture are worth checking out, but also the inner city and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Breath historic (fl)air Admittedly, this may not be a real activity to do. But I promise you, when being in Salzburg, you feel like visiting a past century. The whole city is historic when it comes to architecture. The only missing thing are horse carriages… Visit Mozart’s Birth House Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This incredible famous and musically brilliant man was actually born in Salzburg, Austria. Birth house of Mozart No wonder the house he was born in is very well maintained and accessible for tourists – in form of a museum! Nowadays, it is one of the most visited in the whole world. Cross a bridge Crossing a bridge doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? But here’s why…

The tomb of the unknown soldier

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Where to even start with this incredible place? Like really, I don’t think I have ever seen a building as huge with as much detail and thought taken into every millimetre of the perimeter! This building just cannot be misses, while walking around Rome, every point with a view, this was to be seen. I honestly think my house would fit into this building 50 times over! Standing next to it, in all its greatness, was just something in itself. When I was in New York the building were big and tall and wide but this is a different type of building, this was there to be seen, this stood a purpose of holding the body of a soldier that once fought for Italy, although from what I read, no one knows who this unknown soldier actually is. He must have been pretty special to have this as his tomb! From every edge of the building it was clear that it was in a prime location with beautiful views…