In the previous instalment of this column, we mentioned a narrow-gauge railway on one of the East Frisian Islands built in the 19th century to join a ferry harbour on the isle's south coast with a settlement located by the open sea.
While Canadians are turning containers into leisure devices, KTZ Express has transported by rail a set of 226 box-based mobile homes for a prefabricated 280-bed-big infectious diseases hospital set up near Almaty.
Coming back to our habit of showcasing alternative uses of shipping containers, this time we're travelling to Canada where the Modpools company is making swimming pools and hot tubs of them (2.4-by six or 12 metres).
The Hanseatic City of Rostock has at least two reasons to party this year - though because of the coronavirus pandemic, official celebrations will most likely be postponed or scrapped altogether, which is a real shame as all-day performances were planned.
The first-ever meeting between the world's first all-metal airliner (Junkers F13) and horse railcars just couldn't happen in a different spot than the East Frisian Islands (in the past and today a popular place to unwind), equipped in the 19th century with narrow-gauge railways and air-linked with Berlin in the 1920s through the so-called Bädeluftverkehr (bathing air transport).