Potts disease, Consumption, White Plague…all names Tuberculosis has been known by throughout history. Call it what you will, by the end of the 19th century this merciless and rampaging disease was a huge issue for the health authorities of Berlin. The modern medical minds of the time believed that treatment and recovery would be best… Continue reading Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.
Blog post about my visit to the Steinwache Museum of Resistance & Persecution in Dortmund. Housed in a former Gestapo Prison, this museum is educational and thought provoking.
I live in a town that has lived through a lot. Two world wars. The journey from a tiny rural community to an urban one. The granting of ‘Bad’ status to denote that it is officially a medical spa town. Throughout all of that, one thing has been constant. This town is, and has been… Continue reading Exploring An Abandoned Hospital
On our recent visit to Berlin, I came across this picture of a young woman fleeing to the west as the Berlin wall went up. The image captured me. I wanted to meet her, to know what happened next. The aspiring writer in me wants to craft her story. The image is part of the… Continue reading Berlin Blogs 1: Potsdamer Platz
Strolling down a busy street in Eindhoven, there is a lot to catch the eye. The city is known for design and quirky architecture. Every shop window is vying for your attention. So you could easily miss the four-inch square, brass plates set in the ground. Often passed by, sometimes obscured by city grime, these… Continue reading Stolpersteine.
Recently, we spent a day exploring Eindhoven. I have to say, Eindhoven had never really pinged my radar. But whilst staying at a holiday park nearby, we thought we might as well venture out and see what we could see. And I’m so glad we did. Fact about me. I like visiting religious buildings. Whatever… Continue reading Eindhoven-More than Philips!