XVI century wooden nutcracker.
From Das Mittelalter (The middle ages), by Rudolf Kleinpaul, Leipzig, 1895.
photo via epoc.de
A marvellous discovery from the centre of the Roman camp at Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt in Germany - an intact Roman wooden floor made of oak and 30 metres square which dates to the end of the first century AD. The story appeared yesterday in theStuttgarter-Zeitung.
German Late Medieval (ca. 1370s) depiction of the construction of the Tower of Babel.
Choir stalls at Buxheim Charterhouse ( now a monastery of the Salesians)
A. Mayer, from Voyages en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe (Travels to Scandinavia, Lapland, Spitsbergen and the Faroe Islands), under the direction of Paul Gaimard, volume of plates, Paris, 1852.
Bicycle, bicycle on the wall…
The owners of a bike shop in Germany eschew traditional signage and instead display their wares — 120 bicycles — on a exterior wall of the shop.
The body of a German soldier hung in Koenigsberg for looting. The board reads “Those who loot will be executed”. February 1945.
Picasso’s Guernica depicts the suffering wrought by a German bombing in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War.
Three years later, when the artist was living in Nazi-occupied Paris, a Gestapo officer saw a photo of the painting in his apartment. “Did you do that?” he asked. “No,” Picasso said. “You did.”
LGBTQ* Films History You Should Know
Can you name the first pro-lesbian film? Can you name the year?
Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) released in Germany in 1931 was the first feature-length film to portray a pro-lesbian storyline and relationship. The film is based on the novel (and play) Gestern und heute by Christa Winsloe.
First Photo:The story follow adoring Manuela, played by Hertha Thiele (right) who falls for her teacher Fräuline von Bernburg, played by Dorothea Weick (left). (1931 film)
Second/Third Photo: Remake (1951) of film. Fräuline von Bernburg is played by Lilli Palmer.
(Note: Loving Annabelle (2006) has been compared to these films. The largest similarity is the teacher/student relationship.)