Fun fact. Did you know there’s only two seasons in Orkney? Six months of Winter and six months of bad weather. That’s not really true, of course, but someone said it to me when I said I was planning a trip up there and it stuck in my mind. On the third day of the… Continue reading Orkney Road Trip Day 3: War & Peace
Q. What do a WW2 submarine, an 85m high Naval Memorial and a stretch of beautiful coastline have in common ? A. They can all be found in one place in Laboe, about half an hour outside the German port city of Kiel. This week was Autumn half term and as we all had a… Continue reading U-955 & The Laboe Memorial
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.