Gdańsk (Danzig)…

If there is one city in Europe that symbolizes both the cosmopolitan dream and its fiends, it is Gdańsk (Danzig). Picture taken on March 31, 2017. In memory of a great dinner, in the late 1980s, at my friend’s Radu Stern‘s and his wife Wanda Brauner’s place in Lausanne, when I met Carl Burkhardt’s daughter, married to the phenomenologist philosopher André de Muralt. She had taken piano lessons with Dinu Lipatti. Her father, the Renaissance historian Jakob Burkhardt’s nephew, had served in the 1930’s as the Free City of Danzig’s High Commissioner…

 

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