Copenhagen, an artificial sea canal lies bare and unadorned in a key part of a city. During the day, we sat in a boat swimming in the water, watching the thick moss growing on the bottom of the sea, and a bicycle thrown into the bottom of the water. Tourists like me rushed past Nyhavn by hundreds. At night, we came to the other side of the city naked, sitting on a floating steam bath boat, overlooking the elder brother city, of primitive simplicity is its true colors. It seems that all the cities separated by the water maintain an interest. If you think of Beijing again, Beijingers call the water of three mu of land the sea, such as the North Sea and Houhai.
Where there is running water, it is often full of alcohol because it is the most suitable natural condition for brewing wine. Many years ago, Copenhagen people had a tradition: after a long and dark winter, people would gather on the first day of spring, where the sun rises, the Xingang canal, enjoy a can of cold beer and celebrate the coming good times.
The author of the British author John O’Connell’s Book of Spices writes that without the wealth of the spice trade, the Renaissance may never happen. When Dumas wrote in Venice, he described it best: “Under the influence of spices, intelligence seems to have an immortal leap. The reason why we can have the masterpiece of Titian, is it all thanks to spices? I really want to believe at this point.”
In 1658, in order to compete for the cinnamon trade in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), the Dutch defeated the Portuguese in the war and added a port for transporting peppers on the Malabar coast and Java island in the southwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. Since the Middle Ages, pepper has attracted Europeans to come to India. After winning the short-lived cinnamon and pepper trade, the Dutch cut off all the clove trees outside Abaya and monopolized the clove trade market for 60 years. Later, the Frenchman stole the seeds of the lilac tree and transplanted it successfully. This monopoly was broken. After more than 100 years of turning around, this has stirred up the spice trade war in Western Europe and ended with the victory of the British.
People always need to do something so as not to feel desolate in their hearts, but to be able to do one thing well, that kind of happiness is incomparable.
There are 1,000 ways to live for 1,000 people, but all one pursues in his life is the best living condition.
What is a person’s best living condition?
For a person, the best living condition is nothing more than having something to do, someone to love and something to expect.