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Post 33: The start of the History of Germany Podcast

Originally posted on Ox History Blog:
Just a quick note here. I had previous written a post on the History of Alchemy podcast by Travis Dow and Pete Collman, two…

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

A landmark 632 years in the making: the odyssey of Cologne Cathedral.

One hundred and thirty-four years ago today, on August 14, 1880, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm I attended … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Where The Wind Withers Memory”: A photo farewell to Wacken Open Air.

This post is about a heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air (read my diary of the 2014 festival here), but the music to this particular post is a Beach Boys … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Last Wacken, Chapter VI: All Good Things…

This is Part VI, and the final chapter, of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here, Chapter II is here, Chapter III is here, Chapter IV is here, and … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter V: Megadeth, Avantasia, and (almost) the End of an Era.

This is Part V of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here, Chapter II is here, Chapter III is here, and Chapter IV is here. SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter IV: Lemmy Lives, Slayer Rocks, and We Receive a Startling Proposition.

This is Part IV of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here, Chapter II is here, and Chapter III is here. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014.  6:38 AM. … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter III: Dusty Sunset and a Stairway to Heaven.

This is Part III of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. Chapter I is here, Chapter II is here. THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014.  7:00 AM. It’s hard to sleep very late … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Last Wacken, Chapter II: An Epic Norwegian Saga of Camp Supplies and Dusty Beer Gardens.

This is Part II of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The first installment is here. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014. 6:50 AM. On the platform at Hamburg Hauptbanhof. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Last Wacken, Chapter I: Wine and Resolutions in Hamburg.

This is Part I of my Wacken Open Air 2014 diary. The rest of the series will run in installments over the next few days. MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014. 2:27 … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

Mud, beer and metal: a taste of Wacken Open Air camp life. [video]

As you may have noticed, I’m going to Wacken soon. If you read this blog regularly you know that Wacken Open Air is the biggest metal festival on Earth and … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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