Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

It is a special series we host, here on the transatlantic diablog. Based on the special, unique and very personal stories of author, adventurer and economic innovator Garrett Fisher. Now living in the south of Germany, Fisher originally moved there from the United States – with a special airplane. Here is another one of his photo-reports – about flying with an old aeroplane. In my last post … Continue reading Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland

The early 20th century. The Netherlands worked out a special plan: Reclaiming parts of land from the sea and creating one of world’s largest man-made islands – just by building dykes and pumping out the water. In 1941/42 the Noordoostpolder was reclaimed and cultivated. Today, more than 70 years later, no building, street or canal is older than that. Almost. Exceptions are Urk, a town … Continue reading The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland

Colorful Scenes and Sights: Exhibition by Seychelle Artist Nigel Leonard Henri and Cologne painter Dagmar Schmidt

He has designed a special bottle for Seychelles-rum, painted an aeroplane and worked on a TV-show for children. Artist Nigel Leonard Henri. Now the artist from the archipelago of 115 islands, located in the indian ocean, 1,500 kilometres east of mainland East Africa, presents an exhibition in Cologne – together with local artist Dagmar Schmidt. Both met while painting a huge plastic bear as part … Continue reading Colorful Scenes and Sights: Exhibition by Seychelle Artist Nigel Leonard Henri and Cologne painter Dagmar Schmidt