Neues vom Zündling: Porzellan und Elefanten

News from Zündling: Porcelain and elephants

The first air raid in history took place on November 1, 1911. During the First World War, the bombing campaign began in 1915 and the term "air strike" was coined. The development of precision ammunition began during the Second World War. Armed drones, without pilots on board, are the method of choice today and the Bundeswehr is also discussing their use.

No matter how much technology develops, one result remains the same: ruins.

One of these ruins is the Gut Nettehammer mansion in the town of Andernach am Rhein. During the Second World War, the 19th century manor house was destroyed by aerial bombs. The Neuwied Rhine Bridge was actually supposed to be hit. Renovation plans from 1950 were not implemented and so the remains of the manor house remain with us as evidence of history. The ruins are now one of the most sought-after backdrops for wedding celebrations on the site. The remains of the wall only make up half of what makes the place special. The other half is rubble green.

Rubble green. A word that has become Yin and Yang, fire and water, porcelain and elephants. Rubble green includes plants that grow on rubble and rubble surfaces and thus colonize areas that were previously free of vegetation. Rubble Green needs the past to bloom.

We at Mayko-Feuer are grounded by the view of the Nettehammer estate - on ruins and green rubble. We think. We don't yet know whether and how clever the result will be. All we know is that it gives us particular joy to sit under the evening sun and in front of the campfire after work and think about things. About the important and the banal. So that these thoughts do not revolve around the laborious, time-consuming process of lighting the firewood, we have developed the igniter - and we wholeheartedly recommend it to all hobby philosophers.

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