Valerian agent spatio temporel épisode 2016

Ca commence de facon classique, des connaissances artistiques italiennes en résidence à Berlin m'informe d'une performance quelques jours auparavant. La performance aura lieu à Flutgraben dans le cadre d'un festival appelé Space/Time. Le samedi arrive, le rdv est pris et je retrouve un ami artiste musicien, entre autre, résident à Berlin et ailleurs.

dans la queue j'attends mon acolyte, les gens arrivent doucement, le programme a déjà commencé et nous attendons. Le lieu est situé juste après le club des visionnaires, dans un bâtiment relativement industriel.

Comme on n'est pas très doué on réussit à manquer toutes les performances successives à force déambuler dans le bâtiment, regarder de l'autre côté du canal et observer la foule d'IPSE d'où la musique résonne. La discussion nous ramène à Berlin quelques années avant, au Mexique, en Argentine, au Japon..

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la faim arrive, nous sortons, nous dirigeons vers Schlechises Tor, récupérons un trio italo suédois indonésien pour finalement choisir un restaurant géorgien. L'international tout ca. New faces, new food, nice people, que demander de plus?

le temps de retourner au Flutgraben où des connaissances vont clore le programme avec leur performance. Pour une fois on essaye d'arriver avant la fin. Les gens s'agitent pour reconfigurer l'espace, ambiance club, dj aux platines, atmosphère enfumée, c'est parti.

Puis c'est le retour vers la montagne en vélo, enfin Prenzlauerberg, une soirée classique des plus internationale à nouveau, 5 personnes, 4 nationalité, 10 langues...


Virtual guide in town

I'm one of the bloggers for Spotted By Locals Berlin, sometimes we have an operation called weekendbylocals where one spotter is asked to take over the instragram account of Spotted By Locals. It's did happen to me this weekend. First of all I love the concept, it gives you the possibility to follow a virtual guide in a city in real time, watching his pictures, seeing how he/she is moving into the city. So let's put some words on my path as the weekend was pretty dense again.

It started yesterday morning by shooting a small video showing the public transport trafic at Eberswalderstrasse. It continues with a semi random city exploration from Prenzlauerberg, Mitte to Tempelhofer park. Two airports for me this day, I registered during the week for the night airport run on the tarmac of the newly not yet open airport BER, one on a bike and the second with my running shoes. Semi-marathon started at 7:00pm by day light and finished into the darkness with for only lights the traffic lights on the tarmac, spooky... Almost if not the same time as last year, only difference I felt much better during and after, but running without hangover does help a bit.

Sunday was a bit more relax, meeting friends, one being a spotter too, discovering new place, having lunch on a boat, taking more pictures and not feeling guilting to overshare images on the internet for once :-)


First feet bath of the year

First real weekend announcing the spring. Yesterday I could not stay on my sofa, one look outside, blue sky, jumped on my bike in order to go checking how it was in altitude, aimed for Muggelturm located in  Muggelwald near Muggelsee. It's a short bike trip, 50km, one line to go and the same to go back, crossing East-Berlin, Ostkreuz, passing the FC-Union stadium, Köpenick, entering the forest and climbing. Once on the top I got the offer to join friends for talco in SO36. The pause was short and I return home, concert start in two hours. Long story short it was good.

Sunday morning, struggle to leave my bed, I did promise in the middle of the night to join the apocalypse riders for another bike tour, the goal being Liepnitzsee. So here we are, Sunday lunch time, ready to go and direction the North of Berlin with on the roadmap Pankow, Bernau, Buch, Lanke and finally, maybe the lake. Before reaching half of our trip - the full loop being to be able to come back in Berlin - we stop at a gas station, put some air in our tires, acquire a beer each, ready.

Weather is nice, not too cold and the beer on the side of the lake very pleasant. In the summer the place can be crowded, today it is only for the braves. I put my feet in the water, loose one or two toes, left my beer in the natural fridge and try to warm up what's left from my feet.

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Taking the direction back to the city we make another stop about 1km later. The view of the imbiss wakes up some food memory, we are hungry. It's what we call the bockwurst pause. The owner of the place is so old and slow that I worry about my order, will he past away before bringing me my meal?

Having our stomach full we keep going on our tour. We just have to go South, crossing forest and getting slowly closer to the civilisation. 80km later we are seating on the side of the Spree facing Treptower Park, enjoying the last rays of light and last deserved beer.

A lot of fun.