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Written in Dusseldorf

After the poetry night, coming soon after Beuys, Tartort, and salsa… North By Northwest, again, on German TV Early enough, as a kid, the RushmoreScenes, the crop duster, the drunk drivingThat today seems risible when the lawsOf gravity don’t exist … Continue reading

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The Film Forum Duisburg

There are, I should say, eight fabulous Anselm Kiefers here. Pocket Spaces Q. Where are the nice bars?A. In Dusseldorf Q. What about Innenhafen?A. It’s made by computers Spaces in between are pockets of resistance,Fight escalated prairies of market perfectionBy … Continue reading

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Rhinetown, a little different

Rhinetown A rash of Rhine-bank motor homes broadcast Bundesliga From Achilles’ shields and the Jesuit college is closing: The group can deal, will later uncork Gewürztraminer At wine festivals concluded by ‘rock stars’ overdosing On crimes committed against musical humanity … Continue reading

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Into Germany, leaving the Alsatians

The walking out of Strasbourg dismantles the theories of “tiny” spatial differences somewhat, but only because I can’t knock on doors and check out the Biedermanns in their many forms in the massive mansion blocks. But, things change again long … Continue reading

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On Marrying Elvis Presley

There’s a courtyard view from my hotel room; not looking towards the cathedral but away to another space I’ve not been. Leaving by the front entrance is a confrontational experience, fighting the many who sit in the cafes and restaurants, … Continue reading

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Basel: the joy of dances with death

For my research work at UCL I’ve been reading this year a lot of late sixteenth and early seventeenth century religious texts, protestant and catholic. This is post-reformation media, as it were. It looks to justify, frighten, unify, inspire, confirm … Continue reading

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Im Brugg, No Colin Farrell.

If there are typos, it is because it is sunny outside the Cafe in Basel I’m posting from. And the IPAD screen is not perfect. Will sort out from Strasbourg. We stay low in Baden, leave the youth hostel and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Splugen, exclusive

The payback is the next day. Unlike Tom I’m not in training. Everything aches, I walk like John Wayne after a three day ride. Brokeback Splugen. There is another gardening centre past the railway station at Thusis, which makes three … Continue reading

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Prep

Been walking around Manhattan with my IPAD, getting into the truly mobile world of digital travel. A thing of wonder. Even bumped into a family from Switzerland – at a Starbucks on Columbus – which seems like an omen of … Continue reading

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It begins again soon…

…but this time with an IPAD.

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