Hello from Cologne. I’m on a computer in an internet cafe so this will be quick, and probably with wrong letters here and there because the keyboards are different.
Arrived in Dusseldorf on Sunday, then trained it into Cologne. Train was late, but no big deal. Got into the hotel – actuallz a 3 bedroom apartment, HUGE esp compared to our closet of a room in London. Went right out again to see the Dom and take pictures. Walked around FOREVER until it was dark, managed to order some italian food from a restaurant near by, then crashed. We are in the old section along the Rhine. It’s filled with all sorts of restaurants and bars, cobblestone streets, tons of hotels. Very easy to get lost but Iäm managing. The language barrier hasn’t been too bad, I just don’t talk to anyone unless it’s absolutely necessary. No internet in the room, so pictures will wait until Ghent or some other spot with hotel internet. I felt bad using the hotel desk computer last night to check important email last night.
Anzwaz. It was mass at the Dom on sunday, plus getting dark, so we returned Monday (after finding out the museums are all closed Mondays) and wandered around. Climbed the 562 or so odd steps up the belfry/spire. So out of shape, but I made it. Great view though obstructed by fencing so bad pictures. Climbed back down, checked out the treasury full of ornate gold and jeweled Catholic things…crosses and rings and shrines etc. Walked forever again, shopped now that the stores were open, more walking, and more walking, got more italian food (the prospect of ordering something strange and gross horrifies me, pizza is safe), took the tripods out for night shots of all the same places we shot during the day. Walked across the train bridge to the other side of the Rhine, and back. No more walking! Crashed again.
Today I went to the Ludwig Museum – Art – and lots of it. Fantastic really. So many important artists and works of genius. Very inspiring. I keep thinking of the Resistance Art show and trying to figure things out about it in my head. Don’T KNOW WHAT TONIGHT BRINGS OR WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS KEZBOARD THAT ITÄS ALL IN CAPS NOW: THINGS CLOSE EARLY HERE TOO; AND GET QUIET REAL FAST: TOMORROW IS THE SHOW; WHICH REMINDS ME I HAVE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET THERE; NEED A MAP: THURSDAZ WE LEAVE FOR GENT: OK THIS IS ANNOYING; DONE NOW: NITE
trent cancelled the show zesterdaz apparentlz….and as expected i may trz to go to some of the extra shows i initiallz decided not to go to…hahah. surprize. but he has to realize hes an old man now, and he cant go on singing every day the kind of songs and shows that he does without hurting his voice. take some days off man. i think iäll try for the extra brussels and berlin shows。。berlin， not sure though because there is so much i want to do there。 well see