January 1, 2014 1 Comment
Here are the answers to the four Balkan Lego Challenges:
1st Challenge: Skopje
2nd Challenge: Sarajevo, 28.6.1914
3rd Challenge: Gastarbajterski venacular
4th Challenge: Belgrade
December 29, 2013 Leave a comment
Here is an end of year Balkan Lego Challenge. While Lego might have its own architecture series, it is much more interesting to do the same with some standard bricks. Here are four challenges from the Balkans: two cities, one historical event and one architectural style. The results of much construction during the holidays.
Enjoy guessing (in the level of difficulty)!
1st Challenge: Guess the city!
2nd challenge: Guess the historical event!
3rd challenge: Guess the architectural style!
4th challenge: Guess the city!
December 5, 2005 Leave a comment
Staying in the wonderful Altstadt Hotel in Vienna, I noticed that the hotel belongs to a chain of hotels with branches in Austria and “the former crown lands”. What about some similar chains. German hotels in Breslau, Königsberg and other former territories of the reich, or a nice little Turkish hotel group with boutique hotels in Turkey and the former Ottoman sanjaks, including in Athens, Belgrade and Sofia.
The options seems endless and a great marketing ploy.
During the Bosnian war, bus tour operators in Vienna were advertising trips to Medjugorje and Orange picking in the Neretva valley in a former Austro-Hungarian crown land–Bosnia was mentioned nowhere, for good reason.