Freitag, 10. August 2007

Heading to Hungary for the weekend....

Wrote this cause I didn't know....
The colors of the Hungarian flag were mentioned in a 1608 coronation ceremony, but they may have been used since the 13th century. The tricolor was adopted on Oct. 12, 1957, after the abortive revolution of 1956. The white is said to symbolize Hungary's rivers, the green its mountains, and the red the blood shed in its many battles.

St. Stephen I received his crown and the double cross from Pope Silvester II in 1000. As a Christian king, he established the Hungarian Church with ten dioceses and the royal administration of the country that was divided into counties (comitatus or vármegye). Hungary became a patrimonial kingdom where the majority of the land was the private property of the ruler. In 1083, he was canonized along with his son, Imre of Hungary.

Donnerstag, 9. August 2007

KNUT the polar bear: Famous Face in Berlin

was born at the Zoologischer Garten Berlin on 5 December 2006- is a captive-born polar bear that was the subject of international popularity and controversy. After being rejected by his mother at birth, he was raised by zoo keepers and has since become a popular tourist attraction and commercial success.
Recently he has been put on a diet cause he was eating treats such as pizza and croissants. The Berlin Zoo registered Knut as a trademark in late March 2007. As a result its shares at the Berlin Stock Exchange have more than doubled since then.

Fun Places....



CLARCHENS BALLHAUS: old Ballroom that they turned into a club:

So when I first got here this was the first dinner we went to in Berlin. Sat on beds and ate dinner...