To find a happy medium, a balance in the movement between time and space, an equilibrium, a togetherness, a harmony in one’s self, in society and in the cosmic order – so Confucius offered these words to the people of China as advice to accompany them through life. At one with nature and its sources […]
The historic centre of Bordeaux has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the “Harbour of the Moon” (Port de le Lune), as the city was poetically called after the sickle-like shape of the river Garonne. Since the 16th century the citizens of the city have stood for self-confidence, freedom, pride and independence.
The Aflaaj – the irrigation system of Oman has turned many parts of the country into tropical gardens. Not by coincidence as nature intended but through the skill and inventive abilities of a people that wanted to survive in the otherwise inhospitable rocky desert of the Arabian Peninsula. From the wadi oases and few sources […]
A fabulous island. Covetted by conquerers, pirates and kings alike. Bahrein in the Persian / Arabian Gulf. The history of settlement of this geographically, strategically and centrally situated island streaches back over more than 4000 years. The civilisations of its settlers and conquerers from Mesopatamia, Persia, India and Europe are layered like sandstone.