PAM AND BOB IN EUROPE Y2K
Date: Thu, 7 Sep
2000 02:03:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Who the *&#$ is Alice?
Thurs. 1:44am Vancouver Washington
Home tonight. Wide awake.
Didn't find any place to log in since Munich.
In Munich we did part II of our film trilogy and went to the Bavarian Film Park. This was strictly a tram tour and action show. At the gate they were apologetic that everything was in German and let us in for the Kinder price. (Can you believe it?) Our tour guide was Eva, a Teutonic amazon goddess with a pierced tongue. Bob said it was the best tour he ever went on. The action show didn't come close to the Volcano show but was pretty good. The best part was when they chose someone from the audience for participation and it was Bob. He didn't actually get to participate since he didnt understand what was going on.
We got rained on real hard in Munich, while we were running around at museums and again in Frankfurt. I pretty much hit the wall at that point and was ready to come home.
Frankfurt completed the film trilogy -- we went to the German National Film museum and we did another photography trilogy by accident. Bob found a gallery show and the woman there told us about Barbara Klemm, a photo-journalist in Germany for 30 years -- amazing collection of photos. Then there was another museum exhibit of about 20 photographers, juxtaposing American photographers with photographers around the world.
Frankfurt also represented the nadir of our hotel experiences. I can't more highly not recommend the Hotel Paris near the Hauptbahnhof in Frkft. I don't even know where to start. Not clean, not comfortable, nothing worked, the worst bed in history and belly dancer bar sharing a wall with us. Miss it if you can.
But in Hamburg I got my 2nd wind.
Like to party but hate to stay up late? Then Hamburg Fischmarkt is for you. A tradition since 17-something (I think, can't find the brochure), It's a giant flea-market/farmers market with everything from crappy sunglasses to live chickens and goes from 5am to 10 am.
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NOTES ABOUT THIS PAGE
Background from http://www.eosdev.com/. This page was made on September 30, 2000. Featured artist: Bob Mould. Featured beverage: Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve. All photos are courtesy of Robert L. Hughes of Vancouver Washington. My computer is a much loved lime iMac named Yoda. My software is BBEdit 5.0 which I am barely competent at using.