Easter bread appears in various styles in many countries. It usually is a sweet pastry that complements the festive seasonal atmosphere. While the form can range from a simple loaf to a braided shape (sometimes topped with whole eggs in the form of a nest), the recipe doesn´t vary too much and is so good to eat.
A whole range of birds, squirrels, here and there a cat - a likely list of the animals to be seen in trees. But nothing could be further from the truth. In today´s photogallery there are some pretty unexpected tree climbers from the animal world that you may come across. Some of them are especially cute while hanging in a tree, but there is a point to it, too – hurrying up a tree while in danger isn´t always that effective.
Co-incidence perhaps but the first roundabout was created by the British soon after the industrial revolution began. So they go back into history. The Germans would argue they were the first to create them. Whatever the fact behind it, roundabouts or traffic circles as the British call them are usually not only of a great convenience for a smooth flow of traffic but some of them have become the best of landmarks given their beauty and opulence.
A hand with a smartphone raised above the head, or extended with a selfie stick, and puckered lips - the quintessential picture of today's life. Every moment of every life has to be perfectly arranged, recorded and posted. In the process, the smartphones are already smarter than we are. Not so sure? Check out our gallery to see some of the dicey places where selfies have been taken.
While travelling in Uganda, I got into a situation where I really thought that the end was at hand. The road narrowed steadily, hand in hand with the declining quality of the surface, until we reached a point where there was no way even to call it a path. The car precisely fit the width of the path, leaving the minimum leeway to avoid falling off the cliff on one side and scraping the car against the rocks on the other. To add the imaginary icing on top of the cake, the entire stretch was covered with mud, and the fact that we had a 4WD vehicle didn´t help is as much as would have been desired.