Tag Archives: Germany

Inspired by Plants: The Glass Flowers as a Window into Botanical Education

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants on permanent exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University Herbaria. Photo by Jennifer Berglund

By Donald H. Pfister and Jennifer Brown, Harvard University Herbaria Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, Harvard University Herbaria / Harvard Museum of Natural History. Photos by Natalja Kent © President and Fellows of Harvard College   When we look at the Ware Collection of […]

Travels with Chad: September 2015

The city of Hamburg is famous for many things. There’s the port, Germany’s largest, the Fish Market, where deep-voice fishmongers hawk seafood, St. Michael’s Church, an exquisite, Baroque structure. And then there’s the Reeperbahn. Located just a few blocks from the port, the Reeperbahn is a one-mile strip that consists of bars, nightclubs, and an […]

Travels with Chad

Travels with Chad

Travels with Chad by Chad Smith The blue arrow on Google Maps, which is loaded on my phone, indicates that I’m moving toward my target, but certain things just don’t look right. It’s a desperately foggy night in Hamburg, Germany, and I’m trying to reach Harry’s Hafenbasar, one part store, one part museum, known for […]

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum

A Visit to the Passau Glass Museum By Chad Smith The Passau Glass Museum in Germany may not be listed in many travel brochures. In fact, Passau, a small university city near the Austrian border, is not even mentioned in many travel books. But for anyone who is interested in art glass or marvels at […]

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC

Ken’s Korner: Wooden wells date to 5000 BC News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Wooden water wells made out of oak timbers more than 7,000 years old have been discovered in eastern Germany. The workmanship suggests sophisticated carpentry skills on the part of Neolithic farming communities not thought […]

Ken’s Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found

Ken’s Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Excavators working near Leipzig, Germany have unearthed more than 100 dogs’ teeth, all arranged together in a grave dating to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. Archaeologists agree the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a […]