Just when talking (again) with some friends about some cool ideas how to combine the trends of living a technomadic lifestyle and the ongoing competition in architecture focused on the clever recycling of shipping containers i felt this is something for me.
Doing a quick online research i remembered some cool container projects which some of you must have seen as well on your travels around the hip urban metropoles in europe…
It’s two weeks now since i left London… time goes by so quickly…
I spent some days with my family recharging my batteries and had lots of conversations about my life in the uk and are dealing now with the situation to be back to my home country again.
Last saturday i did a last minute job as a stage hand at an event of the turkish community in stuttgart who celebrated the 50th anniversary since turkish guest-workers and their families came to live and work in germany. i helped to move sound and light equipment into the building, set up the stage for 3 traditional turkish bands and moved it all out again (until 3am in the next morning.) The line-up and music was rather exotic and not the tracklist i would play or dance to – but it was interesting to hear them perform live.
why not stay open minded… it was a new experience and almost like a day in turkey. 😉
Yesterday i decided to register officially with a new address in Stuttgart and start soon to run a small business organising and helping out at events in germany and making webdesign, flyers etc. to raise some money for the next journeys.
And apart from that i’ll keep on doing my art and music on the side and really need to brush up some skills in FL10, HTML5, CSS3 and Kanji. keep on reminding me and ask for some updates… 😛 i’ll keep on posting here and on twitter.
My next stops are:
Vienna – planned for November 2011
Berlin – definitely in 2011
had no sleep, leaving berlin by train with 4 other guys travelling with them on the weekend ticket – sharing the costs, 8 euro each. arriving in hamburg after a relaxed trip of 4 hours which i used to catch some sleep.
visiting my brother K. at the main station who is showing me around in hamburg, passing st.pauli, schanzenviertel, reeperbahn, red light district, harbour, planten und bloomen park, gaenge-viertel and later an irish pub to have a cider.
nice to hang out in hamburg with and having real life conversation with my brother again.
in other words: very good weather, lots of funny streetart, cafes to see and to be seen, harley davidson fans showing off in the red light district, trying not to trip over drug addicts and shaking off touchy-feely prostitutes…finally chilling out with the local astra beer near the harbour and in a park. hallo hamburch.
consulting for the local internet cafe.
later saying hello at the japanese sushi shop smart deli and meeting at club der polnischen versager for an anko-kai party with dj sisen and some japanese friends. met some people i know from london and some old friends from about 5 years ago before i went to london.
Time: 13.00~22.00 with some cigarette breaks
costs: 25 Euro
a bit strange but interesting ride with a piano teacher, 2 girls who are digital artists/sculpturists and an ibwl student. lot’s to talk about, got a bit of an insight into the flat situation in vienna and had a chat about the asian students who come to vienna to study classical music. funny as i just met 2 of them during my stay. and even more funny they were not fulfilling the typical stereotype of japanese classical music students/artists.
finally we arrived safe and sound in berlin, i got the key to my friends flat in prenzlauer berg and relaxed with a falafel and the local cheap but tasty sternburg export beer.
on my way i met the first old chap on the road who recognized me from times ago, but for him nothing has changed – he looked at me and said “you haven’t changed – just more skinny.” as if nothing has happened at all since i left berlin more than 4 years ago. 😛
i must say, i had a wonderful time in vienna and miss the city and my (new) friends already… mmm. have to come back soon!