germany 2012 recap

so, lots of pix, i just tossed them together to VK’s take of D’amour l’ardente flamme from last year opera-concert and made an HD movie out of it. Otherwise they’ll remain hidden somewhere like last year’s photos. All photos in Berlin bring back many many memories to both I and my younger sister, of our first trip traversing Germany back in 2002 (cake, lake, shop where we raised our 2 fingers for 200g of ham…). A last minute plan with a newly (yet oldly) found friend sent me to Bach’s beautiful St Thomas Church as well as a very nice tour of the city. Olympic stadium pix: it was a very very nice experience, especially when 5 years ago, during my first trip to Munich, I took a photo of the empty stadium and wondered what it would feel like sitting there listening to the roaring crowd. Sausage pix: a treat from a dear friend who upon hearing me mentioning dreaming of the white sausages the moment i landed bought many for me to try. Single map pix: un-nerving event which had me locked out and wandered the streets of Munich without a map after the opera at 1am looking for friend who was locked in at work studying for his exam. He later said he had full confidence in me to eventually find his office, clearly he doesn’t know my well documented record of getting lost, especially when the sun goes down… The only regret we had was our failure to capture a nice photo with him sticking his head out window chatting and tossing me the key. Fruit photo: another dear friend whose way of cutting fruits always made me wanting to eat the entire plate. It’s now established, the fruits are prepared whenever i’m in the house :-). Ham + Salami photo: a defensive mechanism after our memorable “sweet” 2002 trip which has us now always buying as much salty food as possible the moment we (I) land in Germany.
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