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Walter Johnson

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2014, 01:28:16 am »
That foreboding German architectural style is distinctive, I once lived in a house of that flavour with a German lady who kept bees and pigeons. Over a feast of these same birds she waxed nostalgic in reminiscence of the glory days of Hitler, and needless to say I was taken aback by that novel perspective. I forget her name nowthough she was quite a character.

A disproportionately high number of brilliant Austrian Jews originated there in that epoch, Einstein being one of many in many fields such as  Sigmund Freud the father of psychiatry, Wittgenstein, standard fare for philosophy students, music, theatre, science, culture and the arts magically flourished among them. I venture had you never drank of those waters, your apparent appreciation for the works of the Vienna School may never have flowered.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2014, 08:57:53 am »


Yes Walter, I noticed, or should I say felt it, as soon as I arrived. Something cold, geometric, mathematical about it that is difficult for me to explain.

They tell me Italy and Spain are the exact opposite of Germany.

 

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 07:09:05 pm »
GO, I really like the Barcelona pic. The building architecture is like candy for my eyes.  The statue in the center of the image very well represents my preference in a woman's shape...CURVY.  Well done 

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 11:27:26 pm »
I posit Botticelli inspired the vernacular Bootycalling. Someone or other sang; Jane Fonda hasn't got a motor in the back of her Honda.

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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 07:07:38 am »
I posit Botticelli inspired the vernacular Bootycalling. Someone or other sang; Jane Fonda hasn't got a motor in the back of her Honda.

I have two lady friends that have been going to Spain every single year for the last 25. They went once together and said it was the most beautiful place ever, and eagerly plan a return visit every year, which I always thought was unusual, but quite a testament to Spain as a travel destination.

Even after their obvious love and praise of Spain, Italy would be my first choice if I were to take a trip to Europe. Rome, The Vatican, the Italian wine and food would not doubt appeal to me. I would love to see Florence and Venice, very attracted to them from pictures. London another on my wish list, but for some reason, no real desire to visit Spain, although I am sure I wouldn't mind it.

   

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014, 09:16:51 am »
Give me one good reason you should not go GO?

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2014, 10:00:54 am »
Give me one good reason you should not go GO?

I absolutely abhor flying, especially now with the airport shakedowns. The entire hassle of it all just ruins it for me. Prefer an early morning ride to Maine or New Hampshire, pretty much a loner type. Plenty of world in one's backyard to see.

If it weren't for the hassle and flying, I would be there pronto, but it kills it for me.