Entering ——– Wednesday morning Bowie’s Heroes was playing loudly and I sat there thinking I have been in the room where he actually recorded this

Entering ——– Wednesday morning Bowie’s Heroes was playing loudly, and I sat there thinking I have been in the room where he actually recorded this. Then five minutes later U2 One came on, and ditto!

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This year has been relatively low key—just carried on with the wonderful benefits that came to me last year

This year has been relatively low key—just carried on with the wonderful benefits that came to me last year, carried on cutting my own hair, carried on using —–, carried on working at amazing ——. At last defeated the pox. Went to Bowie’s studio in Berlin, his flat & his cafe. Finally slept with Inna at Fifth Avenue.

In David Bowie’s Neues Ufer café—scene of his famous 30th birthday pictures. Emotional. Really emotional. Literally tears in my eyes

In David Bowie’s Neues Ufer café—scene of his famous 30th birthday pictures. Emotional. Really emotional. Literally tears in my eyes and rolling down my cheeks. Customer in front of me with Ziggy red spiky mullet. Sounds like Amy MacDonald on the jukebox. I went to the carpark that marks the modern site of Hitler’s bunker/backgarden of his Chancellery building in Wilhelmstraβe. Underwhelming and overwhelming at the same time—that such a bland, genteel, leafy space marks the centre of somewhere once so powerful and “evil”. The absolute epicentre of the Nazi madness, now just a leafy genteel carpark and backyard of apartment buildings (can you imagine how it feels to LIVE in these modern apartment buildings knowing what stood on this spot not so long ago?). Well, I’ve done the two things I came to Berlin for this time, so now let me indulge my Priapism (though I forgot to go down into Mohrenstraβe U-Bahn station where the red marble from Hitler’s Chancellery has been reused in the U-Bahn walls and seats). The pillars & buttresses of the café are fascinating—like dried blood.

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Well done it, booked the June Berlin trip

Well done it, booked the June Berlin trip. Kanthotel £103 more expensive in total than Plaza but oh for the joy of always being able to grab a McDonald’s before bed it is worth it. So close to Stutti as well. Max on way back Thursday afternoon then 356pm Eurostar home Friday. Time for a last Cine Paris —- or even 5th Avenue beer before taxi back to Midi. Going out my old faithful 0855 Eurostar arriving 12 midday, then the 235pm ICE to Berlin. So time to walk up to Cine Paris and back quickly. Arriving Berlin Hbf 6½ hours later, 910pm, in hotel by 10 hopefully. Straight out to BEC, Sissi, Monte Carlo. McDonald’s then bed Monday night. Then all day Tuesday and Wednesday to explore Zahringerstraße, King George, oh and go over to Bowie’s cafe and house finally. BEC so good spend all 3 nights there perhaps.