That being said, smaller niche sites like this can still have their benefits, especially if you’re trying to meet someone specifically from Germany, or if you’re just looking for a change of pace.
His countrymen beyond doubt had their heads at last above water, but the land they were making for was not the kindly soil he had known.
[Scotland in 1771] Let us look a little closer at the Scotland of 1771.
In their writings they laboriously assisted each other to correct the solecisms of the northern idiom, and a year or two later, when David Hume lay on his death-bed, it was the jest of a caustic Lord of Session that the philosopher confessed not his sins but his Scotticisms.
A quick look at it’s Alexa traffic statistics confirms that the majority of its visitors come from Germany, with no other countries in the same ballpark.
Cannon were being made for many nations, and the Carron pipes and sugar-boilers and fire-grates were soon to be famous throughout the land.
The Highland drover, already perplexed by the intrusion of Lowland sheep on his hills and the cutting of his native woods by English companies, saw in the flame and smoke of the ironworks a final proof that his ancient world was crumbling.
And the spectator, according as he was a lover of old things or an amateur of novelties, would have sighed or approved.
The little city, strung from the Castle to Holyroodhouse along her rib of hill, where more history had been made than in any place of like size save Athens, Rome and Jerusalem—which, according to the weather and the observer’s standpoint, looked like a flag flung against the sky or a ship riding by the shore—was enlarging her bounds and entering upon a new career.