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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Week´s Beer - Abbacher Bier

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer.
Abbacher Bier is brewed by Zirngibl Brewery. A gasthaus brewery in Bad Abbach, Germany.


Week´s Garden Photo - Red Pelargon

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s the flowerRed  Pelargeon. Growing in my Flower Boxes in my patio area.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today´s Beer - Paulaner Pils

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. Paulaner Pils is a german beer brewed in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It´s founded in 1634 and is one of six breweries who provide beer for Oktoberfest, the german beer festival dating from 1810.


Today´s Garden Photo - Blue Lobelia

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s the flower Blue Lobelia. Growing in my Flower Boxes in my patio area.


True Story - Crow Creek Reservation

Shadows Of Pavements presents True Story. Crow Creek Reservation is located on the east bank of the Missouri River in central South Dakota, United States. It has a total area of 421.658 sq mi(1.092,09 square kilometers), and 2.225 inhabitants(2000). It was established in 1862 and they are members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. Photos: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Flag and the location of the Reservation.

They are governed by the Crow Creek Tribal Council. Election of all six members and the Chair are held every two years on the third Tuesday in April. The Chairman is elected at large by all districts. Tribal Council elects from within a Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.

Notable tribal members are: Oscar Howe(1915-1983), Yanktonai, modernist painter. More than 20 of his originals are on display at tghe Oscar Howe Art Center in Mitchell, South Dakota. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, native american writer. She is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories. She is also a triditional dancer on the powwow circuit. Shawn Hawk, world-rated professional boxer has his roots here.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Today´s Beer - Wittmann Bier

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. Wittmann Bier is german beer brewed in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany. It´s brewed by Brauerei C. Wittmann OHG, founded in 1616.


Today´s Garden Photo - Pink Pelargon

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s the flower Pink Pelargeon. Growing in my Flower Boxes in my patio area.


True Story - The Kingdom Of Sikkim

Shadows Of Pavements prestents The Kingdom Of Sikkim. The Kingdom of Sikkim is Today´s True Story. The Kingdom of Sikkim is bordered by Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.

With 610,577 inhabitants as of the 2011 census, Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the onlyl open land border between India and China. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok.

In 1947, when India became independent, a popular vote rejected Sikkim's joining the Indian Union. Although a treaty was made between India and Sikkim in 1950, in the interest o Prime Minister Jawaharlai Nehru. That Indo-Sikkim treaty made Sikkim an Indian protectorate status. Sikkim came under the suzerainity of India, which controlled its external affairs, defence, diplomacy and communications, but Sikkim otherwise retained administrative autonomy.

According to legend, the Buddhist  guru Padmasambhava visited Sikkim in the 8th century AD, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the Sikkimese monarchy. Sikkim's Namgyal dynasty was established in 1642. Over the next 150 years, the kingdom witnessed frequent raids and territorial losses to Nepalese invaders. In the 19th century, it allied itself with British India, eventually becoming a British protectorate. In 1975 a referendum abolished the Sikkimese monarchy, and the territory was merged with India.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today´s Beer - Tsingtao Beer

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer! Tsingtao Beer is a Chinese beer of german origin brewed in Qingdao, China. Founded in 1903 by german settlers and is now China´s second largest brewery. It ´s brewed by The Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited. In my opinion a very good beer in China, with a taste of nuts. A truly summer beer in the style of german weissbier!


True Story - Republic Of San Marino

Shadows Of Pavements presents The Republic of San Marino. San Marino is one of the smallest countries in Europe. The Republkic of San Marino is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) with an estimated population of over 30,000. It´s capital is the City of San Marino, officially Città di San Marino 

San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of EuropeSan Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arbe. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when the future emperor, Diocletian, issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates.

San Marino is governed by the Leges Statutae Republicae Sancti Marini, a series of six books written in Latin in the late 16th century, that dictate the country’s political system, among other matters. San Marino has the political framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic. The Captains Regent are the heads of state, and there is a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.  Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Grand and General Council. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.


Today´s Garden Photo - More Tomatoes

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s 3 more tomatoes on my tomato plants. They grow in my patio area.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Today´s Garden Photo - Tomatoes

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. The photo today is my tomato plants. Still green, but enjoying our summer heat.


True Story - Sultanate Of Yogyakarta

Shadows Of Pavements presents Sultanate Of Yogyakarta. The Sultanate of Yogyakarta is today called The Special Region of Yogyakarta. 

Yogyakarta Sultanate was given the status as a Special Administrative Region, making Yogyakarta the only region headed by a monarchy in Indonesia. 

It is governed by the Sultan  of Yogyakarta Hamenkubuwana X and duke Paku Alam IX. 

Hamengkubuwana X is the second sultan during the Republic of Indonesia. He is the tenth Sultan of Yogyakarta. 

The Sultanate is situated in the central region of Java island and has 3.594.290 inhabitants(2014) and has an area of 3.133,15 square kilometers(1.209,72 square miles). 

The capital is Yogyakarta City with 404.003 inhabitants(2014). 

The city of Yogyakarta became the capital of the Indonesian Republic from January 1946 to December 1948 after the fall of Jakarta to the Dutch.


Today´s Beer - Harbin Beer

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer! Harbin Beer is a Chinese beer of russian-polish origin brewed in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. Founded in 1900 by a russian of polish origin from Warsaw. 

He named it after himself Wroblewski, and in 1908 it was renamed to Gulunia.  In 1932 the company was renamed to Harbin Brewery Factory, and from 1946 it was controlled by the Sovjetunion. In 1950 the brewery was returned to the chinese by Stalin and renamed to Harbin Brewery.


Friday, July 11, 2014

True Story - The Kingdom Of Mustang

Shadows Of Pavements presents The Kingdom Of Mustang. The Kingdom of Mustang is a region of Nepal close to Tibetan border. The original Tibetan language and culture is still well preserved from the Chinese invasion. 

Even if from 1950 it has been a part of Nepal, the region (about 2,000 people) still retains some autonomy. The King (Raja) Jigme Parbal Bista lives in the capital Lo Manthang. The landscape is almost desert at an average altitude of 3500 m. On the photo is the capital Lo Manthang.


Today´s Garden Photo - Pink Malva

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s my pink flower Malva. It grows in front of the white wall in my patio area.


Today´s Beer - Yanjing Beer

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer! Yanjing Beer is a Chinese beer brewed in Beijing, China. Founded in 1980 it is brewed in The Beijing Yanjing Brewery. The company is one of the largest breweries in Asia, with 20.000 employes, and is one of the largest beer manufacturers in China. I have been five times to Beijing, China. It has always been easy to find Tsingtao Beer, but this time it was really difficult. This is because the tourists and the young people of Beijing love and prefer Yanjing Beer.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

True Story - Stock Car Racing.

Shadows Of Pavements presents The True Story Of Stock Car Racing. Stock car racing in the United States has it´s origins in bootlegging during Prohibition, when drivers ran bootleg whiskey made primarily in the Appalachian region of the United States. Bootleggers needed to distribute their illicit products, and they typically used small , fast vehicles to better evade the police. Many of the drivers would modify their cars f, or speed and handling, as well as increased cargo capacity, and some of them came to love the fast-paced driving down twisty mountain roads.

The repeal of Prohibition in 1933 dried up some of their business, but then Southerners had developed a taste for moonshine and a number of the drivers continued "runnin shine". The cars continued to improve, and by the late 1940s, races featuring these cars were being run for pride and profit. These races were popular entertainment in the rural Southern United States, Most races in those days were of modified cars. Street vehicles were lightened and reinforced. The true story bind todays Stock Car Racing!


Today´s Garden Photo - Marguerite

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. The flower Marguerite is the photo of today. The Marguerite is growing in my patio area.


Today´s Beer - Liesinger Kaiser.

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. Liesinger Kaiser Bier is an austrian beer brewed in the Liesinger Brauhaus. Founded in 1839 it was an independent brewery until 1928 when it was owned by Östereichishichen Brau-AG in Vienna, Austria. The last beer was brewed in 1973, and it´s now a Brewery Museum.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

True Story - Full Moon Tonight?

Shadows Of Pavements presents Full Moon Tonight? We have a nearly full moon out there tonight! In the calendar it´s full moon the 12th of July. Shadows Of Pavements have three pictures for you to see. They are taken in Ösmo, Nynäshamn, Sweden.


Today´s Garden Photo - Flowerbox

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. The Flowerbox ist the photo of today. The flowers grow in my patio area. The flowers are Pelargon and Lobelia.


Today´s Beer - Göttinger Edelpils.

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. Göttinger Edelpils is a german beer brewed by Göttinger Brauhaus AG in Göttingen, Germany. It was founded in 1889 and has it´s brewery in Göttingen. Since 1988 it´s a part of Einbecker Brauhaus AG.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

True Story - The Discovery Of America.

Shadows Of Pavements presents The Discovery Of America! In school we learned about that America was discovered in 1492, on a journey paid by the spanish king, by Christofer Columbus(of genovese origin; italian). He believed he had found a western route to India, and therefore the natives were called indians.

America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, an italian from Florens, who was in spanish service under his voyages to America. Are you confused? I am!

Short story goes like this: Spain´s king paid for the journeys and two italians discovered and named the new continent to America. They believed they were in India, so they named the natives indians. We agree? Ok!

Above is a photo of Christopher Columbus as a statue in New York. Now my theory is that they didn´t! Because around year 1000 the viking from Greenland, Leif Eriksson, discovered Markland andVineland. That is todays Labrador and New Foundland.

The written tales tells us that before Leif Eriksson another viking from Greenland, Bjarne Herjolfsson, reached the North American coast in 966, but he never went ashore and sold his ship to Leif Eriksson.

Above a photo of a an american post stamp of Leif Eriksson. Now the true story! America was discovered by the native americans (called indians), when they migrated from Asia over The Strait of Bering around 17000-11000 years ago.

The oldest human DNA in America is found in Oregon and is dated to 14300 years ago. This migration period led to the big cities of New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. The total population of America is today nearly inhabitants of the Earth.

That´s the true story told by Shadows Of Pavements. Though we must have in mind that the polynesians reached Hawaii. So did they also reach America, and if so when? Now you´re confused!


Today´s Garden Photo - Flower From Gotland

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. Today it´s the flower from Gotland. It´s growing in front of the fence in my patio area.


Today´s Beer - Spendrups Beer.

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. Spendrups is a swedish brewery originaly from Grängesberg, Sweden. It was founded in 1897 and have breweries in Vårby, Grängesberg, Hällefors and Visby.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Today´s China Photo - Me & My Bicykle

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s China Photo. Here I am on my bicykle near our home in Dongzhimen, Beijing, China.

I soon discovered that in Beijing you can easily go by buss, subway, taxi and your private car.All at a very fair price, but when you go with these you´ll all discover that in high traffic this is no good!

How´s That? Well the price of gas is low, but time isn´t! So I discovered that if I go with a bus, taxi or private car during high traffic from A to B would take one hour of my time So I bought bicykles for me and my wife. And A to B took only 20 minutes!


Today´s Garden Photo - My Patio

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Garden Photo. This is my patio area in Ösmo, Nynäshamn, Stockholms Län, Sweden. Half is a wooden deck sitting area and the other half is grass and plants. I grow both flowers and spices. Sometimes also vegetables. The patio area is 32 square meters.


True Story - Worlds Largest Flying Bird.

Shadows Of Pavements presents The worlds largest flying bird, was introduced the other day to us. Twice as big as any today. The fossil was found thirty years ago, but we learned about it now, because there are to few scientists in this area of science. Check it out at this link. The photo is an Albatross, the largest flying bird living today.


Today´s Beer - Beck´s Bier.

Shadows Of Pavements presents Today´s Beer. First out is Beck´s Bier. Beck´s is a german beer brewed by Beck & Co KG in Bremen, Germany. It was founded in 1873 and they have liscensed breweries in Namibia, Australia, Montenegro, China, Rumania and Turkey.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

True Story - Shadows Of Pavements!

What does that mean? Shadows Of Pavements! A lof of times we miss out on things that happens in the world and at home, because they are not visible to our eyes and ears. We see the shadows of many things, but not The Shadows Of Pavements! So that is what Shadows Of Pavements means to me. It´s for me both daily things and amazing things that happens in and around our own world. I´ll give you an example of this: How many of you remembers what beer label it was on your beer glass last night? So I will start with The Beer Of The Day in my new blog.