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Business Trip, Spring

This week I was on a business trip in Spain, near Madrid (Châteauform El Bosque).

Châteauform La Finca El Bosque
Châteauform La Finca El Bosque

Also in Spain, the spring-time is just starting, only few trees started to bloom…

Spring Bloom, Frühlingsblüte, Alcalá de Henares, City of Cervantes y Don Quijote
Spring bloom, Alcalá de Henares, City of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quijote

Aside from work, there was also time to enjoy Spanish specialties  and some culture. Tuesday evening we made a little sightseeing to Alcalá de Henares, the city where Miguel de Cervantes was born.

Alcalá de Henares, City of Cervantes y Don Quijote
Old University, Alcalá de Henares, where Miguel de Cervantes was born
Alcalá de Henares, City of Cervantes y Don Quijote
Also heroes from literature get statues… like Don Quijote, in Alcalá de Henares
Alcalá de Henares, City of Cervantes y Don Quijote
Spring-time with family Stork

Spring-time… the storks take care for a new generation

Alcalá de Henares, City of Cervantes y Don Quijote
Storks in Alcalá de Henares, city of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quijote

 

Sir Charles Chaplin: (no) Dictator

On March 4th 1975 Charles Chaplin was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (“Knight Commander of the British Empire“).

Although widely known as comic actor, I think his role as “The Great Dictator” is one of his best and the final speech is one of the most impressive scenes in film history.

In current times there are quite a number of people who should watch this and take it to their heard. Unfortunately I have little hope.