11th arrondissement of Paris

Some (to me) interesting facts from Wikipedia about the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The 11th arrondissement of Paris (XIe arrondissement) is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France. In spoken French, this arrondissement is referred to as onzième. The arrondissement, called Popincourt, is situated on the right bank of the River... Continue Reading →

Einstein in Aarau

Albert Einstein once went to school in Aarau in Switzerland. Nowadays there is a restaurant named EINSTEIN. It is a really nice place with café, bar and restaurant. There was a big plastic statue of Albert E outside, probably only temporary. Compare the size with the house behind the statue, his head is at the... Continue Reading →

Van Gogh and Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam we went to the Van Gogh Museum. This museum has the world´s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh: more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters as well as van Gogh´s own collection of Japanese prints. We went there on a Friday, the museum is open longer (until ten) and there... Continue Reading →

Rembrandt and Amsterdam

I have been in Amsterdam and while there we went to Rijksmuseum - National Museum of Art and History. While the restoration of the main building is underway, the Rijksmuseum displays the crème de la crème of its permanent collection in the Philips Wing. The exhibition is titled "The Masterpieces" and offers the unique opportunity... Continue Reading →


Last week I was in Amsterdam for an SAP event. It was the 6th SAP International Utilities Conference 2007, around 1500 attending. The conference was Wednesday to Friday at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Center. Thursday it was Celebration Night at a place called The Factory. We saw a performance by Blue Man Group (NL),... Continue Reading →

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