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This policy: Hamburg an anglophile to a political 'Flying visit' landed England's Prime Minister Harold Wilson in Hamburg. Hanseatic cordially received the German Chancellor - with the obligatory Prinz-Heinrich-Mütze - the British head of State. The Chancellor caused a protocol surprise, as he welcomed his guest already at the airport. Helmut Schmidt had asked to Exchange political views in his hometown of Harold Wilson.
The two heads of Government on a better coordination of the economic policies of both countries followed in the Senate House on the Alster. Foreign Minister Genscher and his colleague Callaghan at times participated in the talks. A press conference without interpretation: the British guest sake was speaking only English. To do this, the Chancellor said: "See, Mr. Prime Minister, in Hamburg speak firmly all English!"
Wilson, who previously in the House of Commons, the approval of the British Government's stability programme had gotten a day highlighted the growing importance of the Federal Republic for Europe.
This report: a place for ancient Roman cities in Germany – to get to know and Liebenlernen - for example, Trier: University City, Episcopal - wine Center. One of the oldest cities in Germany. The Roman Emperor Augustus founded around 2,000 years ago on the Moselle river. Trier is one of 50 places, the Council of Europe in 1975 chose in the Denkmalschutzjahr to the model city for preservation.
With the appeal of "a future for our past", an essential element of the European culture, the architecture shall be kept before the expiration. 'An architecture, which is more than all other Europe's distinctive identity.'
For the city fathers of Trier was the problem and its solution: preserve monuments from all historical periods since Roman times – like the Porta nigra - not Go ahead and restore, but they as functional buildings in the planning for the modern Trier to include.
Monument protection not only for the historically significant individual object - such as the late-Romanesque Royal House - but for buildings or entire districts.
In downtown many metaphors buildings were rebuilt true to the original. The most important urban performance was the reconstruction of the Steipengruppe on the market square, houses from late Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque period.
Over 1.6000 years old cathedral of Trier was 'not only outdated, but compromised in its substance'. The repair lasted for 10 years, last year the Cathedral was reopened. But still work restorers from Poland, the best in the world, in the Interior of the Cathedral. Most difficult problem was the static security of the building. Architects and engineers solved it with modern construction methods: firstly, they filled the foundations, on the other they harnessed a number of steel grates over vaults and linked to them about hauling the newly built steel truss. Cathedral and city prepare for an another Millennium.
This photo: the world in the viewfinder Schiefergedeckte crushed houses, a very high Dome, which almost the city: Wetzlar, the old and free imperial city. Here the modern photography was born Oskar Barnack designed the first camera of the world in the works of Leitz. He has linked the film advance of camera with a focal-plane shutter device, the famous Leica I was exactly 50 years ago. She revolutionized the professional and private photography. Since then, the Leica was improved All the time. Successive models are familiar to the demanding photo fans all over the world.
Around 5,000 employees manufacture optical precision instruments in the main factory in Wetzlar and the domestic and foreign branch plants. The company makes the bulk of the turnover in the microscopy and Feinmess technology. As a manufacturer of microscopes, it takes even the first place in the world rankings. But Leitz is known for its DSLR cameras the professional and amateur photographers. The latest model, the Leicaflex SL 2, is only for a year on the market. The production of high-quality precision cameras is Very much labour-intensive. The wage costs are up to 70 percent of the price. Quality assurance requires a high effort. Each camera runs through a variety of controls and stress tests, before it leaves the factory. Exposure times up to one two-thousandth of a second, depth of field button, selective light measurement through the lens: how the Leica 50 years presents itself today - after its launch. Leisure and professional photographers, such as Star photographer Seeliger, benefit from it.
This technique: Propeller on excess water ride when a druggist designs a ship, designed it dares so that even on the water, so many will think this is a feingesponnenes Seemannsgarn. Not so in the case of Mr Schmidt,-the FBS 100 is a completely new propeller boat. We asked the designer for the special type of vessel: 'ship upper and lower section is right, so only a form.'
The FBS 100, flying boat system, was überschnelles passenger ship conceived and should reach up to 100 km/h in appropriate engine. For quick trips in free waters makes the propeller drive 245 HP. The new scoop on the water is almost 13 meters long and has plenty of space inside. The eco-friendly druggist instead of the noisy propeller can turn a good 225 HP diesel for trips under land.
We asked Mr Schmidt - what are the key advantages over other similar ships: ' due to the high speed in the propeller drive so no resistance in the water.'
First test drives on the Baltic Sea, the FBS proved 100 exceptional course stability thanks to a Ringflüges, which surrounds the whole ship. Asked about the specific purpose of his invention, Mr. Schmidt replied to us: ' new paths in the boat building to go to build a fast, safe boat for economical driving, specially for marine, water police, border guards, or as a quick Island shuttle.'