Well this one has me completely beaten.

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Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:46 am

Dieser Ort war von Grauen gezeichnet. Das Auge suchte unwillkürlich nach einem Galgen oder irgendeinem anderen Anzeichen, das den Ort zu einer Schädelstätte machte. Es stand wie das Klagen Unerlöster um diese Mauerreste, Unerlöster, die zwar die ganze Welt durchirren, vielleicht bis zum fernsten Stern, aber die nur an solchen Orten den Menschen wesenhaft gegenübertreten.

I got as far as...

This place was characterised by horror. The eye automatically looked for gallows or some similar sign, which turned this place into Golgotha. ...

And then my brain gave up. :(
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Re: Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by baerchen » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:33 am

It stood like the moan of the un-redeemed around these remains of walls, un-redeemed people, which although they wander the whole world, maybe even until the remotest star, yet still they only confront other people like ghost in these places.

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Re: Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:21 am

Many thanks. :up: :up: That's one I'd never have got. :D
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Re: Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by ReinhardH » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:22 pm

Perhaps students of the German literature from 100-150 years ago might have a better idea of the text ;) I gave up trying to figure out this stuff years ago right after being confronted with the concept of 'das Firmament'

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Re: Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by ReinhardH » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 am

Here's what I understand from the German text .. goofy complicated stuff ..

This location was marked by a sense of dread. Automatically my eye was guided to a search for a gallows or some other sign that would transform this location to a resting place for the skulls and bones of the deceased. This place stood as the representation of the mourning of the unredeemed among the remains of these walls, the unredeemed, who wander aimlessly throughought the world, perhaps even unto the furthest star, but who only in such places are able to exist among the living.

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Re: Well this one has me completely beaten.

Post by ReinhardH » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:37 pm

Pretty heavy stuff ... I'm curious as to the source of this text .. ?

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