Gay Pride is front and center in Germany. The majority of Gays no longer hide their identity. The parade we witnessed brought tears to our eyes. It’s wonderful to see that people are free here to express themselves.
After interviewing a number of people, I learned that most of the folks who live in the cities of Germany are pretty liberal. When you start to go out to the suburbs, or rural areas, folks get more traditional. It’s the same in the United States. The young adults and children here are trying to understand what happened during the Hitler days and how it occurred. They ask their parents how much guilt they should be responsible for? Most of the replies I heard were “it’s more important that you understand what took place during the Nazi era so it never happens again.”
The Germans are very concerned about Trump. They are stumped by his caustic style and his ability to deny climate changes. They see trouble for the world if he stays in office.
We travel outside of the States more frequently than others. It used to be wonderful that we lived in a country that most others respected and admired. Today, it’s a very different story.
Can you imagine traveling to any country of your choice, and being able to converse in the native language? Now you can with Pocket Talk.
Traveling with Innovation Insider, Steve Greenberg, has its advantages. He brings his gadgets to test on his trips. When I saw Pocket Talk at breakfast this morning, I knew I wanted to share it with you. Watch the videos.
We visited the town of Bamberg today and had some fun with their public sculptures.
Called “The Sculpture Meeting,” by Chinese artist Wang Shugang, this art piece depicts eight lifesize squatting men, positioned in a circle on Schönleinsplatz Square, near a busy crossroads in the middle of the old town of Bamberg. The work of art is made of bronze, varnished in red. and goes back to an exhibition in the year 2013, “CIRCLES,” when it was first shown in Bamberg. Thanks to private donations and private funding, The sculpture has grown into a very popular subject for photos as the artwork is open to walk through and sit besides the eight men, thus becoming part of the artists creation.
When I tried to copy the position of the red men, I fell right on my tush. After I got up, I did my comedy routine, but no one laughed.