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“Weihnachten” from my Childhood

The Advent in Germany is the most magical and festive time. I remember the romantic historical Christkindlmarkets, the garland, lights and glittering Christmas trees, the Glühwein and Lebkuchen that makes a dreary season heart light up. As children we decorated a wreath with four candles, called “Adventskranz,” and lit a new candle every Sunday. Afterward we would walk down the street and view the decorated homes with wreaths, yards and trees with strings of lights, and pyramids with candles in the windows. Continue reading “Weihnachten” from my Childhood

Dr. Roentgen Haus Wuerzburg

What does Würzburg has to do with x-rays?

While walking or riding the bus to school in Würzburg, Germany, I have passed the Röntgen House many times, not really paying attention. After some history lessons in school, I learned the significance of this famous research building. I found out that the first x-Rays were discovered in Würzburg by W.C Röntgen in 1885 With this discovery W. C. Röntgen was granted the Nobel Price … Continue reading What does Würzburg has to do with x-rays?