Sechseläuten in Zurich (ZH)
Third Monday in April
This Zurich spring custom got its unusual name from the fourteenth century custom of ringing a Grossmünster bell at six o'clock in the evening to proclaim the end of the summer semester working day. The first ringing of the bell provided a good opportunity for a small springtime celebration.
In the 20th century, this and other aspects have evolved into the presentday custom. The prelude is the children's parade on Sunday afternoon, when the children march through the city in historical costumes on loan from the organizing committee, or in imaginative costumes of their own making. The Böögg, a giant snowman made of wadding, accompanies them as a hint of the spectacular proceedings to come the next day.
On Monday afternoon, generally the third Monday in April, the members of all the twentyfive guilds (only men) proceed through the flag bedecked city, wearing historical costumes and accompanied by various bands. Since the year 2000, the ...
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The story behind this picture:
He is a homeless person from Transylvania.
He was sleeping under a tree and I woke him to see if he is all right. After he woke up, he asked me for a cigarette. I gave him three cigarettes and he started crying from happiness.
How many of us would cry for three cigarettes?
I hope that he is still fine in those harsh conditions, in Romania.
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Asep Stone Experience
It's not just Elvis who still lives, Jimi Hendrix is among us as well, personified into one of the best musicians that ever honored the work and spirit of our favourite guitar god, keeping the fire burning bright. Damn near reincarnated in Asep Stone and his band, The Asep Stone Experience (Asep Stone g, v; Ivo Bucher b; Lukas Meyer d).
Asep was born in Bandung, Indonesia and to be sure, the Hendrix bug got him early, real early: After teaching himself on guitar, he played his first gig at age
14 in front of 20'000 screaming souls at the Bandung Gladiator Rock Festival. Not a bad way to start and get your mojo going, and after playing around in
Indonesia for a while, he took on London in 1993. London, the city that was probably the most welcoming to Hendrix, his art and his personality and had he
made it to 70, we're sure he'd be celebrating his birthday there this year.
Same place, Asep formed the band Stone Free, did some of his own writing and toured Englan ...
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Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390,000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area nearly 2 million. Zurich is a mixed hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.
Permanently settled for around 7,000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli.
Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are ...
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