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you promise to his son is going to leave the jungle and return to the concrete and glass jungle of new york. the result reverse culture shock. the documentary song from the forest starts aug ninth on d w. i that welcome to the show today we're traveling all over europe from transylvania to scandinavia let's cool off with these topics. cold blooded the sinister well just count dracula. cool moves spend often as a self-taught dance and from germany. to. chile climbs
a unique family home in northern norway. europe is full of excising destinations and one of the more unique places to visit is brand costal and remaining it was built in thirteen seventy eight on the eastern border of the transylvania region and served as a fortress and customs post it was also the residence of the last king and queen of romania but most notably brown casa was made famous by the irish rites of bram stoker in his novel dracula my colleague meghan lee went on a discovery tour in romania to find out how much of the dracula story is based on truth. this is grand council in romania otherwise known as dracula's castle it's one of romania's major landmarks and tourist destinations located in the small town of bran some two hundred kilometers north of the capital bucharest
people flock here from all over the world to catch a glimpse into the gruesome world of vampires. after a very long journey i have finally arrived at brand castle here in romania and this place boasts six hundred forty years of history but it is most well known as the home of count accurate blood sucking count of transylvania now although i know this story is based on fiction i have come well prepared i have my garlic to ward off any potential spirits and vampires and have my rosary just in case part let's discover this castle says for it. when i got in there then you can accidentally that. as i enter i wonder if
count dracula ever invited his victims to dine here. so as to let him tell me how much of the truck that was story is actually true and related to this castle well you know you have the legs and there is a small amount of through well dropping that as a historical character he really existed he was the prince of my off paper and not of that in oz either no for his bloody care and for his habit of paid so you see he really existed and bram stoker the irish novelist that drove the novel dr heard about his story from hungary and teach a friend of his so he took our princess story enter. as for making to the one of the famous vampire but in fact stoker never visited romania or brand council his book is based on a description of the castle and in illustration of a little to him at the time but what about vlad the impaler was he ever here during
his reign of terror the council does indeed have examples of medieval torture methods used back then so just what is this. letter to the version from there. this is one of the first mechanized torture instruments they were used on suspected witches thieves traitors and the like. you have to name the new things mother had said so you know that we don't want to do that the real dracula used torture to secure loyalty from his subjects one of his favorite methods for getting rid of his enemies was to impale them let me introduce the real drop of blood. and let us say about him is that for us for that i mean the people he's a hero and we are still waiting for him to come back rumor has it he was only
imprisoned in brand castle for a short time dracula actually reigned from. one hundred kilometers south of ground this is where the ruins of his quarter located not far from here in fourteen fifty nine he infamously had several hundred enemies impaled in what is now known as the sunday feast. tribes. who were here. six years she lived here and. you can see they were inseparable but in fact more fiction its brand council and the story of dracula the vampire that seemed to interest tourists the most. do you think it's. harry here it's a bit scary especially go cold turkey. that's the most scary i mean this goes and it goes it's everlasting popularity to bram stoker. so my tour of bring castle
is coming to an end and my impression of this place is that it's really just full of history it's really not that scary although i don't think i would want to be here after dark and just in case there are any evil spirits to ward off i will keep this garlic necklace clothes that they had but it's time to say goodbye you know from dracula's castle. and i make my way out of brown before it gets dark when the vampires begin their nightly. with well back to the light of day a light hearted news roundup of all the goings on in europe for your remarks express and this time around we start off in switzerland. to mark national day on always the first switzerland is frying an extra large black hole in the alps a well known white cross on a red background used eighty five eighty square metres and adorned mount centers
the shoot flag way seven hundred kilograms and tubes six hundred dollars to start. the cheapening it's rolled out for safe keeping. an entire dining room is going on too long starting in frankfurt. it was designed in the early nineteen seventeen find french on gary and stomping to vasher a for the german federal bank. until now the cafeteria had been reserved for high level bank executives and i guess. the building is now scheduled for renovation and the dining room is to be moved to frankfort state and museum. after that it will be under. plain facts remember cantante do in. the. german designer do e.g. koran he is turning ninety on thursday his approach to line in form influenced west
german product design during the nineteen seventy's and eighty's aerodynamic streamlining using his trademark especially for cars born in berlin he still designs but for more than two decades now he's lived mainly in china. happy birthday luigi. now a days many a budding young artist dreams of becoming an online stop spend often chose a more conventional career he pursued a degree in computer science and casually uploaded a video of himself dancing on you tube after a while he started getting offers from around the world requesting his dancing skills his unique style is what caught the viewer's attention he calls it neo swing and we met him in his hometown of heinz back near the dutch border to have a world. sure
c. span our turn lives near the western german city office for a long time dancing was just a hobby for him now it's his bread and butter. when autumn was studying computer science he wanted to exercise to make up for the long hours spent sitting at his computer in twenty thirteen he shot a video on his mobile phone of himself dollars sing in his living room posted it on you tube and became an internet sensation soon enough it came from the united states. it was only after four million views that i even got the first comment under my video and i got an invitation to los angeles and i just wrote it off thinking it was a joke i just couldn't be truthful so this wasn't part and was asked to shoot a commercial. at los angeles airport he was met by
a chauffeur and driven to a luxury hotel on new day a triumph. i remember the first night i ordered a muffin it cost around twenty dollars. and i thought i can't afford all that sauce without those beautiful sunset it's got a slice of. cotton cools the style of dance he's created for me oh so well. that the idea of doing it for money made him nervous. it was his first it was intimidating because i'd never done it in front of anyone else before but that's his dog i danced in front of the camera in my room but that's not the same thing as dancing in front of others because of course they're expecting something from. us about the fact he was given as much freedom to move as he's had in the privacy of his own lives.
the she was in the us would be a one off he wasn't making any money with his online video is the only ones to profit from the millions of hits where the songwriter who. made us this and they said no those are our revenues we've got the rights and good with you if i could make any money from you tube. so i thought i'll finish my studies and get a regular job he's done and then chop. although he stopped posting videos he still kept getting more office for commercial shoots a film an investment bank an italian film company and family as brazilian companies wanted spends a dance for their cameras. now he's got a manager and even a choreographer. times in italy people even recognize him on the street. back in his hometown in germany things are not comma i will vanish the music when i turn on the music and start dancing i
forget everything around me so i'm. just alone with the music he was equal miche. leaves much to me. well it seems dreams do come true and we now this is a family in norway who managed to build their dream house against all odds they wanted to build a sustainable home made from clay but in the arctic climates in the far north of their home country proved to be a bit tricky so they used a unique technique to make it happen and i'm now shielded from the elements we took a closer look at as part of our ongoing series your max deluxe. anyone who sees this glass dome for the first time might think a u.f.o. has landed. the unusual house stands on a small island with some four hundred inhabitants in northern norway just above the
arctic circle. the glass dome resembles an outsized greenhouse. this house right on the scene for filled one norwegian family's lifelong dream. we wanted to live a sustainable life we wanted a house and the lifestyle that would that would harm us like to help our health and wouldn't harm their bio it's the year to further family our ben young men who worked on a salmon farm whose wife ingrid a nurse and their four children. the family gave much thought to how and where they wanted to live and chose the island of sand her new area. we have our roots here family. lives here and. we grew up here on this island and. i don't feel like i have the need to escape from it. it's.
a specialized british company set up the glass though it's made up of three hundred sixty panes of glass reaching seven and a half metres high the house provides a family of six with a total of two hundred forty square metres of living space. the generous amounts of word create a warm and cozy atmosphere. the kitchen living room five bedrooms and two bathrooms are spread over three floors. we built it with our hands saw all the shapes and. and different parts of the house you. remember how it was built and who did what. in the made this part and i made that there. it's. it makes it quite personally. and the house is heated by a wood burning stove and
a few solar panels they supply hot water for the kitchen mass and the under-floor heating. waste water is treated and used to irrigate the greenhouse plants. the glass dome protects the house so it can be built entirely from natural materials. the materials that we build a house inside the greenhouse was definitely our goal to make us clean as possible to make it to bio degradable everywhere we could so we use wood and straw sand and clay mostly and avoid any plastic products an important space for the family is the one hundred ninety square metre garden. given the long winters and harsh climate the garden offers many advantages. well in the arctic so for us it's kind of hard to be able to to
grow food. but when we have this green house around the house it's possible for us to. start early. have a longer growing season. and i really love growing my own food so this makes it possible. when a family decided to venture a new beginning far away from the city their surname played a key role yet a third get means follow of the heart and that's precisely what these six norwegians are doing. our next report takes us to the city of love paris is known for its bistro culture these cozy restaurants serve a small menu of food and drinks in typically modest settings and the cornerstone of
every good parisian bistro is the classic bistro chat one company still manufactures these study pieces of furniture in france keeping the cafe culture alive. may we present the quintessence of saff levy from the maze on got tb stretch as well as famous since nineteen twenty observers will notice that the weapon patterns on the chairs match the orning after all everything has to be just right when you are sitting down for coffee some appetizers or maybe even i think. so says they're typically parisian their last twenty five years as the. distro no savage in america is well known in paris my district is just a few people who come to see these things. is that what it is it was you know everyone wonders how did the french do it order how do they afford the luxury of taking time out for coffee that's what
a bistro is. that there is the an institution. such as it originated in the late nineteenth century when paris has major boulevards were developing on the first cafe terraces were opening back then the right time for the chance came from the colonists will only go to. the meson that effect train is just outside paris the only many fact travel still produces all its chazz in france and by hand. the retina still hands bent the traditional way but the seats are now woven from natural means of ability. we all fly over one hundred patterns in thirty different combos to each cat you can order its own design with its own kind of combinations. sadly in the past twenty years half of paris has bistros have closed. nowadays more and more people are ordering
a quick lunch they can take back to the office. yes it's affected us as well we're receiving few orders from paris to be stroh's are being replaced by large chains fashion boutique so fast food restaurants because all saying. that kony is based in chairs are somewhat on after around the globe so they are far from being a thing of the past. and finally round off the show with today's installment of our series island dreams if you ever travel to venice in italy we have a top tip for you there are dozens of tiny islands in the venetian lagoon two of the most popular. and morano which are both close enough for a day trip during your stay. brown who is known for its bright colored houses fishing and lace while morocco is more widely known for its gloss so take a look and see if you fancy a bit of italian island hopping. gliding
along the canal drowned a towards the nation lagoon within minutes the scenery changes entirely. the lagoon is home to over thirty small islands most of them uninhabited. after half an hour we reach down oh famous for its brightly colored fisherman's houses. local sebastiano dade aussie advises us to come in early to avoid the tourists. he's the operator of a travel portal and he tells us why the houses here came to be painted in such high popping shades. that. he needs i mean this in the houses are so colorful because the fishermen used to be out at sea for long periods. and this way they could see their homes from afar.
i made them less homesick. these days the brightly painted houses are such a big part of brando's image that owners must get permission to change their color another eye catching sight is the leading bell tower of bhutan on which has a tilt of about one point eight metres. but the ground is very swampy and the church tower was simply poorly planned by the architect of the through on it. today we're quite proud of it because it's become a landmark no one can imagine corrado without the towers. or without its hand tatted like. these types of floral patterns and textured embroidery are typical of burano nice which enjoys a long tradition here today just a few women still practice this craft like this lace maker in
a specialty shop but hand ted lace has its price. like this tablecloth which took twenty lace makers two years to make. this claw is approximately five point two metres yet it's comprised of individual parts which have been put together when you folks ask how much it costs we say as much as a ferrari. and this wedding veil is priceless it was once made for the italian royal family. these days just a few of the island's two thousand five hundred residents live from fishing they sell their catch in venice and numerous restaurants their menus feature a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood. so what's the locals favorite fish dish. the locals love marinated sardines in the morning with a glass of wine that's
a typical. after lunch we set off for the neighboring island of mano a twenty minute both ride away ground zero is world famous for its class. in the fourteenth century the island's glassblowers already had a reputation as being the best of their kind. royals were among their customers. today morano is still home to glass blowers who are masters of their trade it takes years of experience to know how to use pieces of glass together so they won't crack and to create certain colors. well miles surveyed them it's no secret that marano glass is known for its many colors to start off the glass is almost black very dark but we have
a lot of experience and can change the colors during the process to make them lighter and more transparent and to decide which color suit which object will. serve a certain role. whether it's an elaborate chandelier for thousands of euros or a more affordable figurine most visitors take home a souvenir made from glass. actually with some friends are getting married this year with maybe a wooden gift for them so you're all right pair of earrings. we bought two pieces of glass large pieces of glass that they'll ship to us next month yes we're very excited. but few tourists ever spend a night on brando or morano. with its breathtaking scenery venice is just too close and too tempting.
well you. find all episodes of our island series on our website d w dot com slash lifestyle that's also where you can take part in this week's competition we'd like to know what luxury items you would take with you if you were stranded on a desert island just upload a picture of yourself and your companion on our website and you'll be entered into the prize draw for an exclusive your imax wristwatch so good luck you can also find plenty more your max online on our facebook and instagram pages at data view your max that's all from us for today so see you again tomorrow. next time on your own maps painting with beer bottles beer painting was invented by the french artist duo in march. empty bottles into paint and print portraits with them preferably ones from the world of good fun they present their art at social
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