Zen and the Art of Moving to Italy - Part 1

Or how to transfer between countries during a global lock down

Sometime during the summer of 2019 I decided that one decade of living in the UK would suffice to qualify me for an upgrade. Overall live was good, as I lived in a spacious and sunny sea side flat on the southern coast of Engliand and for the most time managed to ignore the temperamental weather. But I would also never get used to the insular mentality as well as the political uncertainty that would ultimately erode the very foundations of this little island. All things considered, now was the time to cross the Strait of Dover and reestablish myself on continental soil.

Pirates of the Carribbean

Pinewood Studios Set Visit

On stage B we approach something in its center that looks like a wooden box, built on steel frames. We walk up stairs onto a patio area and see an entrance. The wood surrounding the entrance changes from being a few weeks old to seemingly hundreds of years old. Skulls and bones form ornaments surrounding […]

The Prater

An Imperial Pleasure for the Common Man

It was high atop a deserted fairground when American pulp writer Holly Martins alias Joseph Cotton finally encountered his old school friend Harry Lime alias Orson Welles in the 1949 film “The Third Man”. The great Ferris-wheel showdown is one of the most famous sequences in the Vienna set film noir by “Gone with the […]

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