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today’s holiday: Gansabhauet


Gansabhauet

Gansabhauet is held only in the country town of Sursee, Lucerne Canton, Switzerland, on St. Martin’s Day. A dead goose is hung by its neck in front of the town hall, and young men draw lots to take turns trying to knock it down with a blunt saber. (Gansabhauet means “knocking down goose.”) The men—blindfolded and wearing red robes and big round masks representing the sun—get only one try at the bird. While the men whack at the goose, children’s games take place: they scale a stripped tree, race in sacks, and compete to see who can make the ugliest face. More… Discuss

Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973): In Memoriam!


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Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen, für 23 Streicher, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (1973)

Dresden WWII bombing pre- and after pictures (English) 

View of the city, aka Florence of the north.
After the bombing.
View of the city, aka Florence of the north. After the bombing.
Sophie-Church, as it looked before.
It's never been rebuild.
Sophie-Church, as it looked before. It’s never been rebuild.
Church of our Lady.
Collapsed later due to heavy destruction.
Church of our Lady. Collapsed later due to heavy destruction.
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Great Compositions/Performances: Symphony No 8 in F major Op 93 Christian Thielemann


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Christian Thielemann

 

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Eden (poetic thought by george-b)


Eden,  (by george-b)

In his remembered dream he walk
towards his birthplace home –

a city in ruins, like Dresden last war,
he remembers  its name only –

walking its ruins, mountains of bricks
asking of people direction he seeks
while getting too close to nowhere
then asking himself: Where is the place you were born?
Why can’t you arrive to your Eden?