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Wood dolls portraying the miners' parade
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Dressing up for the last shift

It is nothing new that the tangible legacy of mining is visibly present in the remotest parts of the Ore Mountains, in Germany. However, this important UNESCO World Heritage site also draws heavily on the intangibility of the traditions and commemorations associated with the physical spaces and the memory of the mining boom period.

Banned word: The ‘Uranium’
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Banned word: The ‘Uranium’

We would not have known the reason behind the nebulous meanings and definitions of wismut in Bad Schlema in Saxony region, if we would not meet a man in the Uranium Museum (Uranbergbau, The Museum of Uranium mining). This story might also enlighten you about the origins of the name of Wismut Company in East...

Bukovo: An ordinary village
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Bukovo: An ordinary village

Let me tell you a story about a seemingly ordinary village in the Macedonian hills near the city of Bitola. The name of that village is Bukovo which comes from the word “Buka” (meaning: Beech) named for the Beech forest cradling the village high on Baba Mountain. Bukovo is located in close proximity to the ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis, founded by...

Dust in the rust
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The Ore carts in Erzgebirge

Interactive objects of industrial heritage for self-connection Public places have been considered as places of interaction and exchange in numerous socio-cultural studies, and people have used them as their cultural repertoires. The reciprocal relationship between the public places and the people may influence the image of a place and sense of community by adding different...

Display of costumes for Manneken Pis
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A Little Man With a Big Wardrobe

The little fountain of Manneken-Pis in Brussels is visited every year by thousands of tourists. It is the background of pictures, inspiration for artists and part or the popular culture of the city. But not only the statuette offers a great attraction, its wardrobe, is on its own, something to admire.