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Zollverein Kokerei – The monument that was due to be sold as scrap.

Coking is the last step of a journey that started in the aptly named Carboniferous period, 300 million years ago. Despite that, it also was the first one I discovered in my journey through Essen’s industrial heritage. Biblical parallels (Blessed are … Continue reading

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Northerly dispatches – How Bryggen saved me from hypothermia.

Hypothermia is a word describing a situation that everyone familiar with Greek will understand. In a nutshell, your body temperature gets too low, to the level it can no longer sustain life. Now, I won’t go into pretending that, on … Continue reading

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