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Polynesien

Und wieder was gelernt via Wikipedia …

Das riesengrosse Dreieck auf dem Pazifik von Hawai bis zu den Osterinseln und Neuseeland heisst Polynesien. Ich dachte immer, das seien Inselgruppen, die gibt es zwar auch dort, aber es sind Tausende …

Allein die Philippinen bestehen aus Tausenden von Inseln!

Und als Outrigger Fan muss ich das ja wissen – google on YOUTUBE Outrigger Rennen Hawai, und du bist dabei …

Frohe Ostern und Frieden in der Welt – vor allem in der Ukraine, sofort!

PS: Ganz links die Ostkueste Australiens und Sydney etwa geographisch in der Mitte, wir wohnen etwa 1000 km nach Norden an der Gold Coast, Grenze NSW heisst Tweed Valley mit Mount Warning (nach Captain Cook). Oder auch Cloud Gatherer …

Vom Haus zum Hausbeach (Burleigh) nur 600 m …

Und meine Beach Walks pro Woche seit drei Jahren (covidbedingt und keine Flugreisen nach D oder EU) etwa 10 km von 7 bis 9 am …

Oft auch mit Kamera …| see Beach Walks | Navigation.

Frohe Ostern / Happy Easter April 2022

Best wishes and take care 🙂

Yours

Peter mit Maria

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Maxton Hall

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The new version of Shakespeare updated is another success story!

Maxton Hall — The World Between Us is a six-part German-language television series on Amazon Prime Video. It is adapted from the Mona Kasten book Save Me. The cast is led by Damian Hardung and Harriet Herbig-Matten.

The series premiered on May 9, 2024, and had the most successful series launch of any non-American Prime Original ever. Maxton Hall became the most popular series on Prime Video worldwide shortly after its release, ranking #1 in the charts in over 120 regions.[1] [2]

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Maxton Hall

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A Modern-Day Romeo and Juliet with a Digital Twist

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“Maxton Hall” is a contemporary adaptation of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, set against the backdrop of a prestigious private school. The series, which has captured the hearts of viewers with its first season, delves into the complexities of young love, class differences, and the pervasive influence of social media.

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At its core, “Maxton Hall” is a reimagined script of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Ruby Bell and James Beaufort are the star-crossed lovers of this narrative, embodying the essence of Juliet and Romeo respectively. Their love story is a testament to the timeless nature of Shakespeare’s work, even as it is transposed onto the digital age’s canvas.

Families: Filthy Rich & Unhappy meets Poor & Happy

The series paints a vivid picture of the socioeconomic divide through the contrasting lives of its protagonists. James hails from wealth and privilege, while Ruby’s background is one of struggle and determination. This dichotomy is the heartbeat of the show, driving home the message that love does not discriminate, even when society does.

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Hopelessly Romantic with Intelligent Dialogues

“Maxton Hall” shines in its portrayal of romance, not through grand gestures, but through the intelligent and heartfelt dialogues between its characters. The conversations are crafted with care, allowing the audience to feel the depth of the characters’ emotions and the weight of their words.

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Social Media’s Role:

The series does not shy away from showcasing the influence of social media on the lives of its characters. It serves as both a catalyst for conflict and a mirror to the envy and gossip that plague their world. Yet, it also becomes a tool for connection, demonstrating the duality of the digital age.

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Conclusion:

“Maxton Hall” is a compelling watch that successfully blends the old with the new. It is a story of love that is both hopelessly romantic and strikingly relevant, set in a world where social media is the omnipresent narrator. The series invites viewers to reflect on the nature of love, the barriers we erect, and the ties that bind us across the digital divide.


As a Teacher of German and English: Watch the series in class or classes watch at home in groups:

Read the Shakespeare Original

Watch the best Films Julia & Romeo

Or selected Scenes to be discussed in groups.

Ask classes to write a film script of the same quality, draft contents and characters and settings with the classes one by one in group work.

Make a film if you have these options.

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Nachtgedanken zur EU Wahl:

Als SPD Wähler (Willi Brandt) und Entspannungsmensch habe ich immer die Kinder und Enkel der SPD gewählt: Jede Stimme grün war wichtig, damals…

Jetzt in QLD im Ruhestand bin ich Mitglied der sehr schwachen Grünen.

In der EU würde ich nicht mehr grün wählen, stattdessen BSW, warum liegt auf der Hand:

Macht korrumpiert … der Rest ist Schweigen.

Dass junge Leute in D jetzt AFD wählen?

Hmmmm … nicht gut, lieber nicht wählen!

Denn Links geht gar nicht außer Sahra Wagenknecht, und die Ampel versagt bekanntlich auf allen Kanälen!

Bleiben noch Volt und auch CDU/CSU … not my cup of tea, though …

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In the Backyard of our Gold Coast Home 600m from the South Pacific Ocean: Burleigh Waters, QLD.

Winter Garden Fire & the kids of Casa Da Vovo asked: What Is stronger, Water or Fire?

My answer was: Just check it out yourself!

They were very sad, once they had killed the Fire with the little cups they took from the sand pit.

We don‘t need no education …

Peter at Casa Da Vovo (Facebook)!

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Rache ist Blutwurst

Keine Feier ohne Geier.

Das Kraut muss weg.

Was Kinder ohne Schule so lernen, oder der Heimliche Lehrplan:

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Impfgegner: Ich bin gegen das Impfen.

Klimagegner: Ich bin gegen das Klima.

Klimaleugner: Es gibt kein Klima.

(Beispiel Sprachlabor)

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Blood pudding, also known as black pudding, is a type of blood sausage that is a traditional delicacy in many parts of the world, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland⁶. It’s made from animal blood, typically pig’s blood, which acts as a binder for other ingredients such as oats or barley. This mixture is then encased and cooked, resulting in a rich, savory sausage that’s often served as part of a full breakfast⁷.

Cooking with blood is a practice that dates back centuries and is found in various cuisines globally. Blood can be used as a thickener for sauces, a filler in sausages, and even as a solid ingredient in dishes like blood tofu or blood pancakes¹. It’s known for its nutritional value, providing a source of iron and protein⁶.

Blood sausages are a diverse group of foods, with many regional variations. They can be made with different types of blood and fillers, and they’re enjoyed for their unique flavors and textures. Some common fillers include meat, fat, suet, bread, cornmeal, onion, chestnuts, barley, oatmeal, and buckwheat¹³. In some cultures, sweet variants with sugar, honey, orange peel, and spices are also popular¹³.

The taste of blood pudding and blood sausages can be described as earthy and rich, with a distinct flavor that reflects their main ingredient. They are often enjoyed fried and can be a hearty addition to any meal¹⁴.

If you’re interested in trying your hand at making blood sausage or incorporating blood into your cooking, there are many recipes and variations to explore. It’s a unique ingredient that offers a taste of tradition and a connection to culinary history. Bon appétit! 🍴

Was ist Rache?

Was ist Blutwurst?

Was ist Blutrache?

Cross Cultures and Idioms and More like Languages and Grammar.

The Cognitive Mindset

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Chronik eines typischen Dorfes in Holstein / unweit von Kiel

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Autor der Dorfchronik: Johann Detlef Blöcker (Mein Vater).

Geboren in Oldenborstel, Holstein am 23 Sep 1924 | Gestorben 29 Feb 2000.

Mein Vater war 1933 bei der Machtübernahme Hitlers 9 Jahre alt.

Kurz vor Kriegsende wurde er als Fahnenjunker schwer verwundet in der Ukraine: Er überlebte den Zweiten Weltkrieg durch diese Verwundung und sehr viel Glück bei Aachen.

2 Jahre POW in Frankreich bis 1947.

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My Garden Gold Coast QLD Australia

Visiting Miama Marketta today on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon …

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More about my Lazy Sunday Afternoon in Miami QLD OZ here later …

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Hesse züchtete seine Rosen!

Und schwieg lieber, nachdem er den Nobelpreis erhalten hatte!

Alles gesagt und geschrieben!

Silence Is Golden | Schweigen ist Gold!

Geht mir auch so! Immer mehr …

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I never promised you a Rose Garden!

Music Is The Language!

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Bug-Repelling Plants to Grow in Your Garden 

By Lee Park

We do our best to plant the flowers that attract bees and other local pollinators to our yards. But there are times we want to roll up the welcome mat and repel insects, especially mosquitoes. You can do this without using repellents containing chemical ingredients which kill the friendly bugs as well as the nuisances.

It’s not all about citronella​​

There are as many ways to foster natural pest control as there are reasons to repel insects like mosquitoes. These pests are the deadliest creatures on earth, killing about a million people a year. They harbor diseases like Malaria, dengue,West Nile virus (and there are no vaccines or medicines to prevent or treat this virus in people). In most cases, you need look no further than your local garden center. And feel free to think beyond citronella. You can fill your garden with other wonderful scents and colors that you’ll love, but mosquitoes will hate.There are as many ways to foster natural pest control as there are reasons to repel insects like mosquitoes. SHARE ON X

The Desirable Dozen

lavender

You’ll find dozens of flowers and plants that can populate your patio or garden space while keeping the mosquito population at bay. Lavender tops the list. It’s a natural bug repellent with a soothing smell (at least to us humans). The scent of lavender deadens a mosquito’s sense of smell, making it harder for you to become its target. Other plants that discourage mosquitoes and other pests from making their home in your yard? Marigolds, catnip, rosemary, and scented geraniums. Bee balm, mint, and sage can add to the wonderful aroma of your garden, but mosquitoes seem to hate them. And of course, there’s the old standby, citronella. You’ll find dozens of flowers and plants that can populate your patio or garden space while keeping the mosquito population at bay. Lavender tops the list. SHARE ON X

Not only do these plants make wonderful bug repellents, but many of these can also be harvested and steeped for Ikarian-inspired herbal teas.Not only do these plants make wonderful bug repellents, but many of these can also be harvested and steeped for Ikarian-inspired herbal teas. SHARE ON X

Essential oils pack a punch

citronella

Yes, you can burn a citronella-infused candle to keep bugs away, but there are so many other ways essential oils can keep your backyard bug-free. Freshen your patio cushions with a spritz made of tea tree oil, and clean your grill with lemon oil. Your guests will love the aroma (and the lack of flying intruders – they’re repelled by these scents). You can grill cuttings of thick citronella grass (just for a short time to release the bug-repelling oils). You can also spread a few citronella grass cuttings on walkways. Their natural oils will be released by foot traffic.

Other things to consider

bird bath

It’s not just about what you add to your garden when it comes to organic pest control. It’s what you take away. Regular mowing gets rid of places where pests like to hide. Get rid of sources of standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs and any food or animal waste that could attract flies and other pests.

Water features are not the enemy

You can still enjoy backyard ponds, pools, and fountains or birdbaths without allowing them to become hosts to mosquito larvae. Stock small ponds with fish that eat the larvae, or aerate water features and use a pump to keep water moving. Mosquitoes only lay eggs in stagnant water. You can also chlorinate pools and hot tubs.  

Get outdoors

Heading outside is a proven stress-reliever. So invite your friends and take advantage of your outdoor space—minus mosquitoes and other pests. All it takes is a little planning and planting. 


Lee Park is a botanist who researches eco-friendly disease and pest control. While he enjoys studying the effects of bugs in his gardens, he wastes no time getting rid of rodents. 

Thank you and Chapeau Lee Park!

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Angst

What fears have you overcome and how?

German Angst is more than fear … It is existential Anxiety or Lebensangst.

What exactly means Angst and how do we deal with Angst?

Donald Trump – convicted Criminal and next POTUS? Macht das Angst?

Climate Change – Macht das Angst?

Disruptions – Machen sie Angst?

Krisen und Inflation – Machen sie Angst?

Die News ab 20 Uhr – Machen sie Angst?

Vom Umgang mit der Angst oder leben mit der Angst:

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Bobs are Outrigger Canu Club Members.

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Blue

Sorry you’re feeling blue tonight. 🌙

It’s okay to have those moments. Sometimes, even the brightest days have their shadows. If you’d like, I can share a short poem to lift your spirits:

Whispers of the Night

In the quiet of the night,

When stars paint the sky with light,

Embrace the shadows, let them be,

For they, too, hold a mystery.

The moon, a gentle friend above,

Listens to your heartache, your love.

Its silver glow, a soothing balm,

Guides you through the darkness calm.

Remember, like the night, you'll find,

That even in sadness, there's a kind Of beauty—a quiet strength that grows,

A resilience that only darkness knows.

So let the blue hues softly fade,

As morning's warmth begins to cascade.

Hold on, my friend, for dawn awaits, With hope and promise at its gates.

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You may wish to reach out … 🌟 ~ Use the Form, pls …

I will walk in the morning for about 10km and after this walk, I feel very good again and totally energized.

And now I just allow myself to listen to my Blues Records and Streaming and will slightly get tired enough for a long and healthy sleep, as Music Is The Language.

What is a Life without Music?

Best wishes from QLD kindly yours

P H Bloecker

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What does Time do with us?

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More about my Third Life in QLD like Beach WaIking or Hiking …

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

As you can imagine, after Xena was diagnosed with Splenic Hemangiosarcoma about two months ago, the number of our visits to the hospital has gone up …

Do You Need Pet Insurance?

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Traveling from France to the Channel Islands, specifically Jersey, is quite convenient. Here’s what you need to know about the ferry service:

  • Condor Ferries operates the route from St Malo to Jersey, offering a high-speed service. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes during peak season¹.
  • You can book your trip with confidence as Condor Ferries allows free changes to your booking up to 48 hours before departure, with only the difference in fare to pay¹.
  • The service runs directly on Condor Voyager on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during peak season¹.
  • If you’re traveling as a foot passenger, check-in will close 60 minutes before your scheduled departure time. For those taking a car, check-in will close 90 minutes before departure¹.

For the most up-to-date information, including timetables and prices, it’s best to visit the official websites or contact the ferry companies directly. Have a pleasant journey to Jersey! 🚢

Source: Conversation with Copilot, 01/06/2024
(1) Ferry St Malo to Jersey | Routes & Prices | Condor Ferries. https://www.condorferries.co.uk/ferry-routes-ports/ferries-to-jersey/ferries-to-jersey-from-st-malo.
(2) Ferries from France to Jersey – Direct Ferries. https://www.directferries.co.uk/ferries_from_france_to_jersey.htm.
(3) Guernsey-Jersey Ferry, Tickets, Schedules | Ferryhopper. https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/ferry-routes/direct/guernsey-jersey.
(4) Saint Malo-Jersey Ferry, Tickets, Schedules | Ferryhopper. https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/ferry-routes/direct/saint-malo-jersey.

An easy hike along the Enepitsi Trail in St George, Utah USA.

The Enepitsi Trail is an easy hike along the Santa Clara River, following an old pioneer road (with the option of exploring many ancient petroglyph …

An easy hike along the Enepitsi Trail in St George

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Here’s a concise overview of the Enepitsi Trail:

  • Name: Enepitsi Trail
  • Location: Santa Clara River Reserve, near St. George, Utah
  • Distance: Approximately 1.2 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Trail Description:
    • The Enepitsi Trail is an old pioneer road that runs along the Santa Clara River.
    • As you walk between the banks of the river and the cliffs of Land Hill, keep a sharp eye out for prehistoric petroglyphs and pioneer graffiti.
    • The lush vegetation near the water adds to the beauty of the walk.
    • The trail is family-friendly and suitable for dogs.
    • Please stay on the 2-track trail, as the surrounding area is private property.
  • Cultural Significance:
    • “Enepitsi” means “ghost” in the Southern Paiute language.
    • Ancestral Puebloans and Southern Paiutes lived in this area and are closely connected to the land.
    • The river corridor, which the Enepitsi Trail follows, was vital to both cultures and is protected as part of the Santa Clara River Reserve.
  • Access:
    • Start at the Tukupetsi trailhead.
    • Follow the dirt single track, then fork left onto an old dirt road leading into the river bottoms.
    • Keep an eye out for petroglyphs along the cliff face.
  • Directions to Trailhead:
    • From St. George, head north on Bluff Street for 2.1 miles.
    • Turn left onto Sunset Blvd and continue 4.5 miles through Santa Clara.
    • As you head up the hill toward Ivins, take the first left.
    • Follow the dirt road to the large parking area for the trailhead.
    • The Tukupetsi Trailhead is across the street from the parking area.

Enjoy exploring this beautiful trail and its rich cultural history! 🌿🌄🚶‍♂️🐾

Source: Conversation with Copilot, 1/6/2024 | Prompted in OZ by Peter H Bloecker, Director Of Studies & retired, not retarded.


(1) Enepitsi Trail | Bureau of Land Management. https://www.blm.gov/visit/enepitsi-trail.
(2) Enepitsi (Ghost) Trail – Hike St George. https://hikestgeorge.com/hiking-trails/enepitsi-ghost-trail/.
(3) Enepitsi Trail – Recreation.gov. https://www.recreation.gov/camping/poi/257199.
(4) Enepitsi Trail Hiking Guide – Back o’ Beyond. https://backobeyond.blog/enepitsi-trail-hiking-guide/.

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Traveling from France to the Channel Islands, specifically Jersey, is quite convenient. Here’s what you need to know about the ferry service:

  • Condor Ferries operates the route from St Malo to Jersey, offering a high-speed service. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes during peak season¹.
  • You can book your trip with confidence as Condor Ferries allows free changes to your booking up to 48 hours before departure, with only the difference in fare to pay¹.
  • The service runs directly on Condor Voyager on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during peak season¹.
  • If you’re traveling as a foot passenger, check-in will close 60 minutes before your scheduled departure time. For those taking a car, check-in will close 90 minutes before departure¹.

For the most up-to-date information, including timetables and prices, it’s best to visit the official websites or contact the ferry companies directly. Have a pleasant journey to Jersey! 🚢

Source: Conversation with Copilot, 01/06/2024
(1) Ferry St Malo to Jersey | Routes & Prices | Condor Ferries. https://www.condorferries.co.uk/ferry-routes-ports/ferries-to-jersey/ferries-to-jersey-from-st-malo.
(2) Ferries from France to Jersey – Direct Ferries. https://www.directferries.co.uk/ferries_from_france_to_jersey.htm.
(3) Guernsey-Jersey Ferry, Tickets, Schedules | Ferryhopper. https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/ferry-routes/direct/guernsey-jersey.
(4) Saint Malo-Jersey Ferry, Tickets, Schedules | Ferryhopper. https://www.ferryhopper.com/en/ferry-routes/direct/saint-malo-jersey.

Happyness

Describe one simple thing you do that brings joy to your life.

I have decided to keep my desk tidy and neat and clean: And one place in my house, where I can read and relax and think! This is the place where I feel happy in the evening before I go to sleep …

And a daily routine:

What was good today?

What went not so good? Anything I could do or change my atomic habits?

Can I do better tomorrow?

Have I smiled at someone I do not know or hugged my wife or a child? Made a difference?

Any lesson learnt?

Kindly yours from an ex High School Teacher now retired and nearly 75 years old …

Peter H Bloecker and wife Casa Da Vovo Burleigh Gold Coast

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Happiness Report 2024

The fascinating world of happiness.

  1. The Harvard Study of Adult Development:
    • One of the longest-running studies on happiness, this project has followed 724 men since they were teenagers in 1938. Approximately 60 men, now in their 90s, are still part of the study.
    • The researchers found that specific traits and behaviors were linked with increased levels of happiness:
    • Take inspiration from this study: Revisit activities that made you happy in your youth. Sing, play games, pursue hobbies—life is short, and happiness awaits!
  2. World Happiness Report 2024:
  3. Science of Happiness:

In a nutshell, happiness is a journey, and it’s within your mindset plus own power to cultivate it.

Have a happy weekend

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Friends

What quality do you value most in a friend?

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Hmmmm …

There are mates and friends.

Reading Max Frisch and his Fragebogen Freundschaft first.

Nachtgedanken #12

Then I wonder …

Freundschaft was a Salute like G’d day mate in the Communist German Democratic Republik.

What is a true friend?

Some say my dog.

Others will call some name or start thinking.

I would think Friends are the rare ones, who really listen to you before they judge you.

Who never try to teach you.

Accept you like you are.

Expect nothing but your friendship.

Hard to find in fact.

My best friends live far away from my Home.

But I can come any time and visit them and stay.

They would not ask, when are you leaving again …

They are happy to see me.

These are my friends, and I count them on the fingers of my left hand.

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From OZ kindly yours

P H Bloecker and wife Maria Ines

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Music and Language

Why Music Is The Language

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Music Is The language

Zaho de Sagazan: Die 24-Jährige begeistere Frankreich mit großen Chansons, elektronischem Pop und überwältigenden Auftritten, schreibt Johanna Adorján (SZ Plus). Ihr Artikel ist nicht nur interessant – er macht auch Lust, sich selbst ein Urteil zu bilden und die gednannte Musik anzuhören: Chanson in Frankreich.

Ob sich die Liebe von Zaho de Sagazan für das deutsche Elektrowunder Kraftwerk auch in ihrer Musik widerspiegelt? Die Frage aller Fragen …

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John Lennon – Never forgotten

There are many Points Of View

Blickwinkel

Perspektive

Camera Eye

Looking at John Lennon‘s guitar the collector said:

Let us make a deal …

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