Thursday, September 05, 2013

A decade later...

Playlist
Cloudland Blue Quartet - New Piece
Rasmussen - String Quartets
Balanescu Quartet - Possessed
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Rheostatics - Introducing Happiness
Genesis- And Then There Were Three
David Bowie - Ziggy Sardust

Last day in Munich already - time goes so fast - faster as you get older...

Up slightly later today...


...but out nonetheless, again with my new thing on the player...

Going the opposite way from the big church...


...past the big silver balls...


...to Gartnerplatz to hand back all our beer and juice bottles - in Germany you pay a deposit on these, put them back in a machine in the supermarket and get a receipt which can be used at the till or exchanged for cash...

It's not much but enough to make it worthwhile...

That's how to do recycling...

Incentivise it...


To the market...


...and a coffee...


...at probably the cheapest breakfast place in town...


Market set up...



..and early morning churches in the sun...




To Isartor...


Good red building...


Back towards the house, past the Deutsches Museum...


The beast was standing still...


...while the world made its way past...


Home...


The Balanescus accompanied breakfast today, all my new purchases packed away...


Before we left and put the keys through the letter box, a last look around...


Claus-Peter and his wife, probably 20 or 30 years ago...


Last art outside the door...


Great wee flat - ideal...

Down the 60 steps for the last time...


...and goodbye Fraunhoferstrasse...


The S-Bahn to the airport...




...but the holiday was not over...


Into a hire car and driving south east...

Through Erding...


...under blue skies...


A stop off at the beautiful old town of Wasserburg am Inn...












...where, almost inevitably...


...cake was enjoyed...







Back over the bridge to the car...


..and the journey continued...


...into the Alps...




...to our new lodgings in Konigssee...


The view from the balcony...



A good bed...


Unpacked and out...


We will climb this mountain (ok, in a cable car thing but you know what I mean)...


I first stayed in Konigsee in the summer of 1974 on a school trip - it took three days to get here by bus - soundtracked mainly by Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - and we lived at the Sport Hotel - still here but, now, sadly derelict...


My diary of the trip won me a couple of record tokens - used to purchase the first two Cockney Rebel albums...

It was in nearby Berchtesgaden that I bought an album that changed my life, "(No Pussyfooting)" by Fripp & Eno which, three years later, spurred me on to making my own music...

Other purchases were a triple LP, "Das Bleiben Hits", of Warner Bros and Atlantic acts like Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin, the single version of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" from the live LP, "Rock'n'Roll Animal" and two edits from Jethro Tull's "A Passion Play", also on a 7"...

Both the singles came in picture sleeves and had no centre - as was the mode in Europe at the time - singles back home had no pic sleeves)...

I still have all those records, even the triple compilation LP...

I returned in 1979 whilst living in Munich and again in 1982, on a camping trip around Germany with Anne (funnily enough, our first and last camping trip)...

In 1983 we returned here (and to nearby Salzburg) for our honeymoon...

Our last visit was in 2003 for our Twentieth Anniversary Alpine Tour...

Down to the lake....


Good to be back...





A celebrationary beer or two was enjoyed...





Your correspondent was once again a wee bit worse for wear as Wiener Schnitzels were enjoyed...


Home as the sun went down behind the mountains...



Yaroo!

The holiday continues...

Highlight of the Day : Back in Konigsee after 10 years....

2 comments:

Paul R said...

Good photographs. I'm a tad envious, especially of the man sized bier. Yum!

CBQ said...

It certainly was a very enjoyable big beer!!

We should share one soon?