Category: The Story

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William Smith (1769-1839)

William Smith: Fame after Shame

Bankruptcy and jail by Anton Foek Amsterdam, October 21st 2021– The story of William Smith is simply fascinating: the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.  Craters on Mars named after him as well as an annual lecture of the…
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Equilibrium

Moving sculptures give a feeling of poetry, seem to stand still in time.

Design Week Paris

Hotel La Louisiane

Design Week in Paris Part II Jacinthe Gigou As in ” The Shining” Amsterdam, Sept 30 2021–The contemporary art gallery owner Olivier Robert created the Bienvenue Art fair in 2018, the first edition of which took place at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The third edition, which was scheduled for 2020 having been…
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Hotel La Lousiane Paris

Eternal Centre of the World

Paris: Hotel La Louisiane Part I By Jacinthe Gigou Amsterdam, 30 September 2021 — The list of famous and perhaps not so famous moviestars, theatre personalities, national and international artists, painters, writers and the like, who have spent the nights there, is almost endlessly long.  But next week, beginning October 2021, the Hotel La Louisiane, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, will…
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Maarten Baas Man in the Clock

The man in the clock

Enigma at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Anton Foek Amsterdam, 29 sept 2021– Ever since the man in the clock at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport started his activities and telling us stories about the enigma of Time, I am fascinated by its mechanism and able to watch and keep watching. I am mesmerized as it is very…
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Archi Mali timbuktu People climbing

The Timbuktu Storyteller

Centre of the world Part II by Anthony Ham Amsterdam, September 12th 2021—Ag Mohamed Ali initiated travellers into Timbuktu’s secrets. He took them to the private family libraries that still held manuscripts from Timbuktu’s golden age – biographies of the Prophet Muhammad on pages of gold leaf and scientific treatises from the great Islamic scholars of…
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Timbuktu Storytelling

Storytelling in and from Timbuktu

Part I by: Anthony Ham Amsterdam, September 12th 2021– As the sun neared the horizon, before the day’s final call to prayer, Azima Ag Mohamed Ali began his nightly walk through the sandy streets of Timbuktu in Mali. Along the way, first one, then a second friend fell into step alongside him. The greetings continued…
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Dr Anna Lembke Dopamine

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I…
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Timelapse

Timelapse of the Future – How will it all end?

A Journey to the End of Time How will it all end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to find out what the ultimate fate of our planet and our universe might be. We begin in 2019 and travel exponentially through time to…
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Sebastião Salgado Reforestation

In Brazil, photographer Sebastião Salgado finds hope in reforestation

Photographer Sebastião Salgado has been honored for environmental work in Brazil, where he revived the lost forests of his childhood. The German Publishers and Booksellers Association said his work promotes biodiversity. Endless rows of saplings stretch peacefully up toward the blue sky over the village of Aimores, in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Here…
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