by Guo Wenfeng
In China, an old saying goes that, there won’t be any difficulties for you if you learn mathematics, physics and chemistry well, which leads to kind of worship for science and Technology among Chinese students. As far as I am concerned, the rule goes better in Germany, also in Salzburg.
Established in 1903, Deutsches Museum is among the world’s oldest museums of science and technology, which is also the largest. Most of the Chinese people think highly of the products made in German because of their stringent production standards and precise craftsmanship. But how
could it be? Are German people born engineers? The answers could be “YES”! If you pay a visit to Deutsches Museum, you’ll be deeply aware of how
much passion and love the German people have in science and technology. There are 8 floors in the museum for exhibition. What impressed me most was not the large quantities of exhibits on show but the full coverage of the branches of the science and technology, from oceanography to
cosmology, from theoretical science to applied science, from what we wear to what we eat.
To be honest, it’s difficult for me to understand the principles of the exhibits due to the lack of science knowledge. But I truly admire the driving force of every invention and innovation, which is to find out who we are and where we should go. Salzburg: 75 years’ celebration of Obus SLB I live in International Kolleg, which is near one of the Obus service center in Salzburg. It seems that there exists a long history of Salzburg’s bus system because except bus there isn’t any other public transportation. Thus, buses play a very important role in our daily life.
Traditionally speaking, Chinese people usually have kind of indescribable sentiment for 5 years and 10 years. So it’s common in China to celebrate every 5 years and every 10 years. Luckily, we came across the 75 years’ celebration of Obus, which was held on Oct. 3rd in the service center near our student dormitory. What impressed me most was that one of the buses had been disassembled to show how the engine worked and what was the internal structure of a bus.
It was really different from what I considered as a celebration for such a public service department. In China, we usually hold art performances in such occasions, which could hardly be associated with the organization itself. Although I couldn’t understand the complex internal structure of the bus, I really enjoyed the celebration, which gave me the insight for the
value of celebrating.