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Carina Marsh

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"Denn die einen sind im Dunkeln 
und die andern sind im Licht 
und man sieht die im Lichte 
die im Dunkeln sieht man nicht."

Bertolt Brecht, Dreigroschenoper
(The Threepenny Opera)

"There are some who are in darkness
and the others are in light
and you see the ones in brightness
those in darkness drop from sight."



#cologne   #köln   #germany   #kölnerdom   #dom     #brecht  
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Sleep tight, dear Frieda!
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We are back from vacation!
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Marina Kartashova

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Stagecraft - exciting, special term,
Includes a lot aspect at all.
In head, all thoughts have been germ -
Some not the great, some very tall.

Constructing, rigging scenery,
Such action with the light on tops
As hanging, focus. Pinery
In day grow up, amazing props!

Procurement of costume, design;
Recording, mixing, sound make.
May only one, may few of line,
Investigate, correct mistake.

Requires painters and stagehands,
Wigmakers, electricians skilled.
Today will dance fantastic bands -
They part of utmost lightfull guild.

Are you get tickets to the show?
Or may be come another day,
Will contemplate fantastic glow
And stunning, gorgeous, perfect play!
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Carina Marsh

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Carina Marsh

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Pilgrimage chapel St. Peter, Petersberg, Germany

Today is the calendrical beginning of winter!
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Carina Marsh

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19 December
Christmas tradition: Watch Christmas movies

There are many Christmas movies that are repeated every year on television. I have already seen some when I was a child. One of my favorite movies is "Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (Three Wishes for Cinderella)".

Liste bekannter Weihnachtsfilme:
Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel
Der kleine Lord
Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte
Die Geister, die ich rief
Wunder einer Winternacht
Das Wunder von Manhattan
Schöne Bescherung
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Carina Marsh

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20 December
Christmas Tradition: Advent wreath

Meaning and origin of the Advent wreath

It entwines many stories around the origin of the Advent wreath. The most common, which is told is that about the theologian Johann Hinrich Wichern. He founded a home for poor and orphaned children. The children waited impatiently for Christmas. 1839 he built out of an old wagon wheel a Christmas calendar, so that they were able to estimate the time until Christmas. He stocked it with twenty small and four large candles. Each day a candle was lighted, wherein the large candles were lit on Sunday. When the last candle lit the room, it was Christmas. The idea spread quickly. Because candles were very expensive and not everyone had space for such a large wreath, the number of candles was reduced to four.

Nowadays, the first candle is ignited on the first of the four Sundays of Advent. Each additional burns on the following Sundays.

The Advent wreath has other meanings apart from the mere timekeeping. Jesus Christ is seen as the light of the world. The increase of light by an increasing number burning candles points to the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Dear g+friends,
I greet you warmly from vacation! Today we have a sandstorm.
Carina
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Dear g+friends,
we are on our way to the beach. :-)
Bye now!
Carina
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Carina Marsh

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Carina Marsh

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Carina Marsh

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22 December
Christmas tradition: Christmas tree

The origin of the Christmas tree

The origin of the Christmas tree comes from various pagan customs. In ancient times evergreen plants, which include the fir, were brought into the house in winter. They should protect against evil, but they were also a symbol of fertility and vitality. In the Middle Ages trees were decorated for festivities.

It is told that in 1419 the bakery guild Freiburg (Germany) should have decorated a fir with gingerbread, apples and nuts. However, proven is that in 1597 a decorated tree has stood in Bremen (Germany). Over time, the urban families adopted the custom of the guilds, to erect a Christmas tree. But only wealthy families could afford it initially. Mid 19th century the custom had become so common that specially firs were planted in order to meet the demand.

From Germany, the Christmas tree spread throughout Europe. In Sorel Canada the first Christmas tree was erected in 1781. One hundred and ten years later, in 1891, the first Christmas tree was lit in the White House.

The Catholic Church took over this practice very late. For a long time the erection of a Christmas tree has been considered as a pagan symbol. Amazingly, the first Christmas tree was erected only in 1982 at the Vatican. Mid-20th century Christmas trees were allowed in Catholic churches .

Approximately 24.5 million Christmas trees are purchased each year in Germany. The Germans spend a total of 700 million € for it. So the trees are an important economic factor.
The most popular variety is the Nordmann fir. It does not prick and does not lose the needles so fast. The Nordmann fir is native to the Caucasus. The seeds are still imported from there.
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Carina Marsh

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21 December
Christmas tradition: Nisse / Secret Santa 

Nisse is a Nordic mythical figure, who protects the farm and the animals. The name is derived from St. Nicholas. There are many Nissen, which have different tasks. The Christmas-Nisse (Julenisse) helps Santa Claus to tinker gifts. But he expects as a reward from the people. A small bowl of rice pudding should be provided for him during the entire holiday season. 

The tradition of Secret Santa (Wichteln, Julklapp) dates back to Nisse. It is an Advent custom. Small gifts are exchanged within a group. It will be drawn before, whom you have to give a gift. The recipient will not know by whom is the gift. The originality of the present is important, not the material value. Therefore "Schrottwichteln" (white elephant gift exchange) is particularly popular, where one passes on unloved ugly gifts that one has received previously.
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Carina Marsh

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18 December
Christmas Tradition: "Lüttenweihnachten"

Christmas gifts for the (wild) animals

"Lüttenweihnachten" was originally a pagan custom. It is still celebrated at Germany's coasts. It is a sign of harmony between man and animal. For the animals on the farm, a tree is placed in the barn. Even the wild animals will not be forgotten. In the woods a tree is decorated with food.
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