Sydney Road in Melbourne

14 February 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  9 minutes

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© orderinchaos/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sydney Road (in its northernmost part also known as the Hume Highway) is a major urban arterial in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Sydney Road starts at the northern end of Royal Parade at the boundary of Parkville and Brunswick and continues north through Brunswick, Coburg, Coburg North, Hadfield, Fawkner, Campbellfield, Somerton and Craigieburn, where it joins the Hume Freeway. The section passing through Brunswick and Coburg, between Park Street at its southern end and Bell Street near the site of the former Pentridge prison, at its northern end, is Melbourne’s longest continuous shopping strip, with an abundance of small businesses and a variety of restaurants and coffee shops, clothing stores, places of worship, and community services. It is well known for its wedding fashion shops, discount shopping and a number of specialist food stores.   read more…

The barquentine Peacemaker

1 July 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Yat12t/cc-by-sa-3.0

Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes religious group. Her homeport is Brunswick in Georgia. Peacemaker is used to travel between the communities of the Twelve Tribes while providing an apprenticeship program for their youth in sailing, seamanship, navigation, and boat maintenance. The ship has a United States Coast Guard attraction vessel permit and is available for festivals and dockside hospitality events.   read more…

Theme Week New England – New Hampshire and Maine

25 February 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  20 minutes

New Hampshire - Berlin © Americanadian 8

New Hampshire – Berlin © Americanadian 8

N E W    H A M P S H I R E

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. Other cities are Nashua, Dover, Rochester, Keene, Portsmouth, Laconia, Lebanon, Berlin, Claremont, and Franklin.   read more…

The Brunswick Palace

28 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

Brunswick Palace ©

Brunswick Palace ©

Brunswick Palace (German: Braunschweiger Schloss or Braunschweiger Residenzschloss) on the Bohlweg in the centre of the city of Brunswick (German: Braunschweig), was the residence of the Brunswick dukes from 1753 to 8 November 1918.   read more…

Portrait: Carl Friedrich Gauss, the Prince of Mathematicians from Brunswick

9 January 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Portrait Reading Time:  5 minutes

Oil painting of mathematician and philosopher Carl Friedrich Gauss by G. Biermann © Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen e.V. - Foto: A. Wittmann

Oil painting of mathematician and philosopher Carl Friedrich Gauss by G. Biermann © Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen e.V. – Foto: A. Wittmann

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (* 30 April 1777 in Braunschweig – † 23 February 1855 in Göttingen) was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy and optics.   read more…

Braunschweig, the Lion City

13 January 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture Reading Time:  11 minutes

Brunswick Lion © Brunswyk

Brunswick Lion © Brunswyk

With round 245.000 inhabitants, Braunschweig is the biggest city in the area between Hanover and Berlin. It is the centre of the region, as much today as it has been in the past. Today’s attractive profile of the Lion City is due to its rich and proud history, its steady development as a dynamic place for business, trading, sciences and research as well as its extensive cultural activities. Braunschweig’s history is closely linked to the Guelph, Henry the Lion, and his son Otto IV. who was the first and only Guelph emperor. Places of interest like St. Blasii Cathedral or Dankwarderode Castle remind us even today of the powerful Guelph Duke who made Braunschweig his residence in the middle of the 12th century. His lion, in the form of a bronze statue, has stood on the Burgplatz for centuries as a reminder of his power and is still the heraldic sign of the city.   read more…

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