tirsdag den 31. juli 2012

Rusty Donations

Lately the small river running by the Poppelsdorfer Castle is being renovated. The water has been drained and garbage has been pulled out of the river.
The findings have been excitibited as shown below.


Furthermore a sing has been put up, commenting on the findings:


The translation goes somewhat like this:

Bike Stand


The collected works


Thank you very much, citizens of Bonn


Numerous citizens of Bonn have spent the last 20 years to donate comprehensively to the botanical gardens - mostly in the shape of metal items (bicykles and shopping carts) that were hidden in the Melbweiher. 


It is also possible that the gifts are a result of the old Germanic tradition of the river sacrifice in order to keep the river pleased. In this case it may have been to prevent the river from spreading stench typical for the summer.


We are very grateful for these efforts, but we would however appreciate if this behaviour came to an end. 


The stench in the summer will, after the renovation of the river, disappear, even without sacrifices.

If you want to help us, please refrain from donation of kind. In stead an arbitrary amount of money on the account of "Friends of the botanical garden" is always welcome. 

Come on! That's funny! :)

tirsdag den 12. juni 2012

Vandalism

Something that had been annoying me when I lived back in Denmark was, how you had to lock away anything that wasn't bolted to the ground in the inner city during the weekend. You can't leave signs outside, even if they are fastened to something, they will be broken Sunday morning.
I have never experienced anything like that in Bonn. Here it is even possible to have an oben bookcase in the middle of a park. You can see pictures and read a little more about it on Damefrokosten.

torsdag den 31. maj 2012

Culture

A finansial crisis calls for cut backs on the public expenses. In Denmark the social democrats are trying to spend less money but convince their voters that they are taking it from the wealthy, not the poor. However some areas a sacred, for example the lifelong support given to artists in Denmark, that have made a difference in cultural life. In other words, artist, that already have money.
You can read more about it here.

onsdag den 23. maj 2012

Sex sells

Today you can read my article about how Germany handles the prostitution in their country. In Germany only ten years ago prostitutes or sex workers were given the right to health insurance and pension savings. Nevertheless they are moving in a completely different direction than Denmark. Read more avout it here.

tirsdag den 15. maj 2012

Pirates!

Today on Damefrokosten you can read about the pirate party in Germany and how they became as successfull as they are. So far they are the fastest growing political party in the history of Germany.
This is impressive, since most members of the party have no political experience what so ever. Nevertheless this might be their greatest strenght.

mandag den 14. maj 2012

Smoking

Today I have a letter on the front page of the new online newspaper den korte avis. It's about the new smoking law and is titled "Et liv i en plasticboble".

torsdag den 10. maj 2012

Fail

I just posted a new blogentry on Damefrokosten. You can read it here. It's about the educational system (my all time favorite subject) and the differences between Denmark and Germany. Hope you like it. :)