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Notre-dame de Paris Cathedral | 7 facts about the architectual monument

It is one of the most famous monuments of French capital Paris: the cathedral Notre-dame de Paris. On April 15, 2019 a devastating fire destroyed large parts of the historic building. Here are seven facts about Notre-dame: 1. The name: Notre-dame de Paris. In English it means “Our Lady of Paris.” Many churches are named Notre dame – all of them are sanctified to the … Continue reading Notre-dame de Paris Cathedral | 7 facts about the architectual monument

Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

For German artist Georg Gartz it was a creative trip. Two months he spent in Moroccan town Marrakech, working and connecting with local artists. “I’ve rented a place in a Riad in the Medina, the ancient parts of the city,” Gartz says. And he got in touch with artist Moulay Youssef Elkahfai. He, well-known in the Moroccan art scene, and Gartz connected over art. Not … Continue reading Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

“I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

For him it was the start of a new life. Leaving behind the state he could not live in anymore. For the German Democratic Republic (GDR) it was a way of earning money from West Germany. In July 1979 Christoph Becke was ransomed by West Germany after being imprisoned in East Berlin for a year. A look back: One year earlier Becke decided to flee … Continue reading “I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR