Medieval Treadwheel Crane in Strasbourg’s Cathedral

Medieval Treadwheel Crane in Cathedral of Strasbourg We visited the Cathedral of Strasbourg  The Cathedral of Strasbourg was the first cathedral of Germany (or Kingdom of Germania). Until the arrival of Louis XIV in 1681 and his minister of the war, the Marquess of Louvois that camped in the environs of Strasbourg and forced their submission to the French monarchy the 30 of September of 1681. Medieval Treadwheel Crane in the Cathedral of strasbourg Walking paths The Cathedral was delivered …

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La Cumbrecita Hiking: Cerro Wank, Rio Subterraneo and Hidden Waterfall

Hiking to Cerro Wank – Rio Subterraneo – Cascada Escondida La Cumbrecita: Before starting a hiking season in El Chalten, visit a friend who lives in the city of Cordoba – Argentina. We went together for a trekking to a mountain village that I especially recommend. La Cumbrecita – Mountain Village Remember mountain villages in Germany, Switzerland or France. Founded by a Siemens Manager 90 years ago, and has that charming European center in every corner . The path we …

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◙ Collectible Coins: American Revolutionary Coins Countermarked in Philippines

American Revolutionary Coins Countermarked in Philippines  A collaboration of Marty Martinez The circulation of the Philippines at the time of Spanish domination consisted of coin minted in other regions, mainly Potosi, Peru and Mexico, with the same denominations as in the rest of the colonies. From the independence of the American colonies, there was a retraction in the circulating in this zone. For this reason should have appealed to a very curious policy: the reselling of currencies. Potosí, Peru and …

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Ancient Mint Assayers in Spanish America

Mint Assayers in Colonial Times   Places of Coinage, Essayers, Masters of the Mint  and Judges of Balance Assayers in Spanish America Each coin identifies the place of coinage and also the person responsible for the law of the coin (purity and weight) called the assayer. Usually the initials of the names were used and could be one or two assayers by minting. In the case of Philippines well into the nineteenth century also included the person responsible for balance. This …

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Madrid in Three Days: First Day

Three days in Madrid: First day We arrived at the Adolfo Suarez Airport ( Madrid)  in a fligth of IBERIA, and took the Metro of Madrid (you can also take the commuter train with combinations) and arrived at the Sol station. We arrived at the hotel (3 blocks away) and then we prepared to walk the city.     In Madrid There is a very old chocolate shop near there. A classic in Madrid. The Chocolateria San Gines. There you …

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