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discomforts. subscribe to the documentary on. iran luggage or another edition of your own x. i'm your host meghan lee now there is a good reason why i am literally hanging here in the balance on a portable ledge more about that soon but 1st here's a look at what else we've got coming up. find out how gold leaf is still produced by hand in venice giggling. and me to multi-talented british musician who feels
of close connection to nature. today we kick off the show from a different perspective now i am sitting up here and i'm in a mobile foldable bed for mountaineers now it's practical for anyone who might be out climbing for days and in need of a place to sleep so if there aren't any accommodations in the area they can simply attach this bed to any ledge and spend the night under the stars well you might ask who would actually want to do this hero max reporter axel prima vaizey was a willing volunteer. and. if it's real. this is the place where i'm going to spend the night i don't know if i can handle this. i will spend the
night hanging off a rock cliff and the adventure begins with a hike i'm on my way to the mountain in the northern part of austria with my guide my husband. on. the summit is $1500.00 metres above sea level. of clear ready i'm i'm scared scared is fine ok. first i practice abseiled ing down the steep cliff i need to master this so i can get down safely to my part of their chelator. marcos also shows me how to get back up again of course. looks really easy but it's better my. mom. who from ok.
at this point it's a vertical drop of nearly 200 meters from the path ahead of up sailing so back up i go. to the girl. now let's build my bed it's called a part of it and it's a frame made of aluminum tubes covered with the surface of mother a brick this is what professional climbers used to spend the night on steep rock faces that can be climbed in one day. now we're going to connect with the plank a. to rail to the outta sight. just to hear. to. make sure oxen that you do it right because it's late tomorrow. exactly what he's going to tell him. yeah this is pretty much it so this is.
my bed for 2 nights. marcus make sure the part of it is safe you secured to the cliff. you have to if there are. it looks scary from out here takes a few minutes and it's getting better and ok don't worry i'm actually i'm cleaning the best for you no thank you that it's time for you ok to be honest right now i don't think if this is a good idea but i'm going to try it anyway but i'm really getting scared now the big moment has arrived i absented down to my high altitude bed and take off my shoes of course because at home i wouldn't be wearing them to bed either. where to go. but. it looks so easy when he was setting it up and sitting here.
sitting here myself. a completely different story. as the sun goes down temperatures soon begin to drop time to get some shots. so i'm staying in the harness the whole night and i'm still attached to this rope which is fixed up there so even. if the park on the edge would flip over our confidant ok so everything's safe and if i may be get scared in the night. i brought me a little companion and he's of course. secured as well so
good night. it's not only my 1st night on a rock face it's also my 1st time ever sleeping under the open sky. good morning. time to wake up. all. morning morning how you doing oh ok this made. my 1st brought some coffee to sipping some hot brew and taking in these stunning view what a glorious start to the day. yes so this was really one of the most exciting nights i ever had in my life i mean i
did sleep well i wasn't scared at all during the night of course it's not that comfortable but seeing the stars in the night and waking up with this view i mean it's priceless. as unbelievable the use of gold leaf in paintings decorative arts and architecture and dates back thousands of years but it's becoming increasingly harder to find han beaten gold leaf in today's day and age and that's because producing it this way is a fading craft for example in venice in the year 7800. there were 300 so-called gold beater's today however there was only one family dedicated to this ancient tradition there we visited the mario bear to the lord o. studio to see how they are keeping their gold leaf business alive.
much of what glitters here is indeed gold for centuries venice has flaunted its wealth with this precious metal. now very few craftsman's shops are left that work gold by hand. in the many gaps of family runs one of the world's last gold beating shops under the name madea better come back you know to. you don't really need that much strength for this work. it's all a question of technique your technique actually helps you work with less effort because that's important because depending on how thin the gold is supposed to end up it will take anywhere from 50 minutes to 2 and a half hours to hammer it out in. the purest $24.00 carat gold is noted at over $1000.00 degrees celsius and cast as
a small bar which by itself has a value of about $6000.00 heroes. who are still a little gold bar is about 120 grams depending on the thickness required of the gold leaf we can make 80026000 pieces from it in uniform. first the gold is passed through a rolling mill several times pressing it thinner each time it's rolled into a long grid in heated over and over and put through the mill again. this were to go wood if the colors nice of yellow you know the gold is pure. the hue tends towards a reddish you know it's an alloy no. it might then contain silver or a little copper if you see the area. when the gold ribbon is several metres long
it's cut into lengths folded and cut again into little squares saddam in a god so these these between sheets of parchment to separate them during the beating. a packet consists of 331st they're beaten with the machine and then quartered once more and then there worked with a hammer. the final step is the hammering this is how gold leaf was made in venice a 1000 years ago at that time there were no machines to help with the heavy work. there's a hammer ways to kilos almost nothing this one weighs 4 kilos so it's a bit heavier but for me that's nothing and it kilos well this one's pretty heavy for the hammering produces thousands of these gossamer leaves a single leaf weighs barely as much as a hair eleonora many got so hopes this age old craft may be passed on to the next
generation. is all it's a great responsibility because this very special work is in danger of dying out and that's not a nice thought that this could one day just be forgotten. forces that . are restore and gilder a lease up at the mouth song uses a great deal of madea better but the gold leaf and her workshop. it takes a steady hand and the right conditions to work with this delicate material. even a gentle breeze could ruin everything. chmod that the fitting difference between industrially produced and hand made gold leaf is the norm and the industrial gold leaf is much thinner and more fragile it's really hard to do good work with. the leaf tears easily and in the end it just doesn't look as good
as the handmade gold leaf. the. angel atop st mark's company is among the works restored using gold leaf from audio better. thanks to an age old handicraft the queen of the adriatic shines on. british composer and musician cosmo sheldrake. instrumentalists who uses nature as his inspiration well the chirp of a bird for example can serve as the source for his musical creations now it's hard to put sheldrake's music into one category but we have company time on location to see how he captures sounds for his musical collages.
british musician cosmos sheldrake feels a deep connection with nature and the songs he composes are inspired by the world around him he works from a small solar powered studio deep in a forest in southern england. to learn to play the piano at age 4 today he plays over 30 different instruments his 2nd album wake up calls features a range of bird samples. you know chop the sounds out and arrange them a sampler so i can trigger back different elements of what i've recorded in and then start to kind of color those sounds together and build it into a piece of music. whenever he can the 30 year old explores his lush surroundings 'd 'd hunting for sounds just sample. 'd nature to me i guess just means a celebration of life is just. one of the songs i write as a life as a passion of a living and i think it's just. just true isn't it just being
a natural place you just get that sense of just life busting for from becoming constantly. it's very hard to know what inspires. inspires me to seems to arrive sometimes on the wind maybe. so i'm recording the sound of the the wind in the ghost bush it's quite a chaotic kind of howling. gusty sound and i'm making peace of the moment sort of involves quite low winds. you can tell so many stories and through a piece of music or through sounds that would take you know books to explain. for cosmos music is like poetry.
he's played shows in many different corners of the world and he has a soft spot for performing in nature. i mean i love playing outside. i for. one of my favorite things is actually to play to places the people i think it's just as important to perform to in places and to places that often i'll go to a place i record sounds from that place make a piece of music and then take it back to the place and perform it back in the place i think places can listen to music i i'd like to think of the nice certainly believe that the creatures in the place is going to music. and. i'm seeing a. change right june june with.
55 try and know. where. cosmo's music is an ode to the beauty of our natural environment which like his music never ceases to amaze. all right return our attention now to berlin which is a top address for international cuisine but anyone who comes here would be missing out if they didn't try the famous or the infamous corrie forest now you may just think it's a simple hotdog with a special spicy catch up but it is a much more complicated than that berlin curry verse is prepared and served in different ways which determine the quality and taste we take a closer look now at the production of curry burst in and around berlin and what makes it so special.
this isn't working man's food it's not trendy food it's for everyone it's food for the homeless and the president alike who don't think. there may be life without curry worst but in our case it wouldn't have much meaning. for me to read the berlin curry worst is the best way in the world so pig out that it. has to be totally curry worst at any time of the day or night we open at 8 am and close at 5 am we're open 21 hours a day. i am less of vienna bitch i manage curry 36 and berlin's quite spare district like about 20. muslims original curry worst was only made of pork but now
there are many other variations but we only sell curry worst made a pork or beacon curry worst as an alternative. for on a curry worst we only use genuine holland apple fed pigs from our own farm which i know. i am stefan cause i'm head of production at the caught up oh farm but yours. mine we use pork belly shoulder and bacon and then add water in the form of ice for cooling. then of course comes the spices salt pepper and nutmeg to give it a little personal touch and a little bit go to. the. next comes the filling the curry worst is stuffed into an intestinal skin and then it's cooked in a steamer. the berlin classic as the shot and our own appellate meaning the curry worst has no skins one of the.
exam i get is the al east germany we grew up eating curry wears without skin and we've stuck with that variation to this day. my name is dagmar konopka we're standing here in front of our business because take away and i'm the 3rd generation to run and here. is the so you see my grandparents and parents introduce the curry worst without skin to east berlin 0960. invest but it's truly an already had curry worst with skin back then and my grandpa was always interested in new products so he decided to introduce curry worst to east berlin intestines were in short supply back then so we had to make do without and today we're known and
famous for just that. i like our worst with or without skin curry worst with skin should be nice and crispy but not too dry curry worst without skin needs to be very juicy but fried golden brown on the outside. the recipe for our sauce is a secret we won't tell it to anyone it's all stored in our heads. the secret to our sauce to be honest there's no secret it's just catch up made it 87 percent tomatoes a little sugar a little vinegar a little spice and if that's it. you're. living in the for every curry worst shop tries to be unique and i and promotes its own songs in the end it comes down to the vendor's personal. taste. some bad mango pulp or apple sauce or wish to share sauce or soy sauce it doesn't
matter as long as the guests like it. might end up with i think it's important not to skimp on the sauce but we also don't want to drown the sausage and overpower it states but there is much to go. on with the food it's not like there's one typical berlin curry worst without the vendors are making each of us sells what works best for us to apply to everything go through. burning wood for a fire is common practice however burning wood for building seems like a contradiction in terms but now an ancient japanese method of charring wood is catching on in europe it's called shoes so we buy and it means refining by fire by
burning the surface the structure of the wood changes making it fire resistant now one dutch company specializes in this method and we were on hand to find out war. the idea here is not to burn the wood but to treat it following a traditional japanese method of vine and ties 3 forts together to form a shaft he then sets them up right over a flame by that you get something like a chimney fire and the interesting part of it is that if there's a very little oxygen coated with a still prefer it it's just charred the point is to preserve the wood fiber while eliminating the nutrients that attracted vermin and fungus that makes the wood more resilient and durable the japanese discovered this effect a long ago after a number of towns suffered fires when there was already a city fires they they found out that the houses which had been done before which
at this kind of clearing didn't burn that easily off the. feet of vine and has refined the technique for building houses facades and furniture. on an old farm about 70 kilometers southwest of bastard dam his team experiments with different kinds of wood burning methods. in 2012 peter vine and company was among the 1st to make the technique known outside of japan. now several others offer similar products each with their own processes which they often keep strictly secret. we are very careful with it because it's a very strict procedure in which for every kind of wood we need a different kind of temperature different kind of folks a germ speed etc. it took time to get so far but i think we can really make the best we can. the burning process makes the wood a long lasting and low maintenance building material it can stand at least 50 years without needing any further treatment and black is
a very trendy color in architecture interior designers are using more and more. for instance very tumbling gave the encore. by simonas restaurant and the hague its very own distinctive style with charred wood chose this material because. as you can see with strike lights it gives a reflection gets more deft and is also golden. even the trains used to serve the food are made with charred wood from. peter vine and company employs designers carpenters and wood specialists to find new ways to use the material besides merely ask decorative paneling. in the future we would like to explore making the whole furniture i think it's a unique look that you won't gets any other way. into vine and uses a blowtorch to test the fire resistance of the wood in the beginning it was the
primary tool in his can't i just did it for myself to make my own house and off the debts of the developments came so i started with the blowtorch and i did with a small over an hour from both really that it's not a trick with a blowtorch it's a coffin ship and that's something with time which takes concentration and i think that's that's the most beautiful thing that happened. to does advance it's i can imagine is that we can produce as long as it's black. or be a divine and whether interior or exteriors architecture black is very beautiful indeed. that we wrap up another show but be sure to follow us on social media or check out our website for this week's if you enter you could become the proud owner of this i pad from me and everyone here in berlin as always thanks for watching well seeing anything.
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