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gallagher
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The German national elections are over.
That means, the street corners are free of politicians again.
You have to admitt,
they sure give a good Show.
Smiles. Flowers. Chocolaits. ,Kisses.

We used the time to head `home´, and get the truck inspected.
,took our time.
,took a week.
,the brakes DID work,
...going up hill.
,got the green card, for another year.

Celebrating; we wondered a bit,..."Where to..?"
Summer vacations are over.
Kids are back in Schools,..
Politicians and Kids off of the Streets,..
ahh,...
if only Accordian Players could be elected for something.

. . . . . . .

I was going thru some old Post,...thinking of old faces,.
came across a card from Olof Becher.
Olof Becher, in the 1950´s, bought Germany´s leading Magician, at the time;
"Fredo Marvelli"´s; Show.
Olof dubbed himself,.. Marvelli jr.
..,had a successful career,..Varieté thearters, TV, a traveling tent Show,..
That´s where we met.
He was setting up his tent,..
in "MY" parking spot.,.. one day in the 1980´s.
Mannheim.
,under the Europabrucke.
(,he aloud me to park next to him.)
((and gave me a free ticket for the Show,.. in the far back corner,..!))

He loved stories, stories, stories.
He could talk and listen and talk and listen and talk.
Magically, he would say, "ahh, I´d love to have looked over Bosco left shoulder,
....WHILE he was performing!"
He knew,.. and FANTASIZED a lot about Bosco.
,dreamed of "open-air performing",
... Markt Platzen...
"... ah, to look over Bosco´s left shoulder."

Olof Becher went broke in 1998.
Lost everything to age,.. and,
, the genii in the bottle,.. that never came out.
In 2008, he died seemingly penniless, in a Münich oldfolk´s home.
His Testament was opened,..
and to the world´s surprise;
he had scraped every pfennig he could smell,
in 1997, together; to buy a grave site, in Dresden(!??).
Dresden.
`Aten Katholischen Friedhof´.
...two meters to the right,
behind Bartlomeo Bosco´s grave.
"... ah, to look over Bosco´s left shoulder."

Five years have past,
I´ve yet to flower his final stage,
...we´re heading to Dresden!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Eldena to Dresden is roughly 400 Kilometern (250 miles).
Autobahn,...straight thru Berlin,.. flat,.. not a lot of towns to play.
We, with our truck and trailer, cruise along at about 30,..kmh,...
18 miles an hour.
And we´re going to "play our way".
Nö Autobahns.
Lot´s of little towns.
Couple of hills.
,....hopefully some good weather, nice peoples,.. a sausage and beer or two.

The Plan looks like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25694236@N0......ightbox/

The Plan sounds like this:
West of the Harz (a major mountain range running North to South in Northern Germany.
Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Goslar,.. maybe a village or two.
Then, up and over,.. around `the Brocken´.
(northern Ger. biggest Berg. 1200 meters N.N.).
,maybe make some snow balls.
Hang a right and head south,....
A thousand kilometers,.. give or break.
Six weeks.
Twenty towns?,..
we´ll see.

a look over the shoulder.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gallagherha......8444694/

Time to roll,
...over and sleep.

givin´ it easy,
gallagher
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Ich vermisse dich Bruder!
Wir wünschen eine gute Reise
Devious Deceptions
"Gadol Elohai!"
L'Chaim!
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/25694236@N0......ightbox/

ahh, that´s better.

and one more,.. to make things clear,
before we get started.
the BOSS.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gallagherha......ightbox/

tomorrow,.. Braunschweig.
Sleep tight,.. it´s a good push.
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What a wonderful tale. Savour the journey, and destination.
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I agree, nice tale gallagher and a safe raod trip to you and your wife.
gallagher
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Eight months later,..
oK,.. I'm slowly,.. "slowly", as in "very... slowly",
learning to show (off!) my photos.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYF9s95

hopefully,.. this is it.
fingers crossed,
gallagher.



p.s.: Olaf Becher's grave has a nice quote,..
"und somit will
ich hoffen,
dass ich ihnen eine
himmlische Freude
mit meinen
höllische Künsten
bereitet habe."

(eng.: and at last
I hope,
that you had
heavenly fun
with my
devilish Art..)

p.p.s.: It kinda worked,..
Just the 'Discriptions' didn't appear,..
gosh,.. I'm not sure HOW I made 'em vanish(!).
Anyways,.. the last foto,.. ahh, I tell you,.. we had THE parking spot in Dresden!
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Gallagher, although it's years ago since you posted it, the photo at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gallagherh......58444694 gave me a double-vision. On the one hand, a trip along the road, but look at it again and it almost looks like a military fellow and a helmeted pilot in an aircraft!


Yeah, look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gallagherha......ightbox/
the prop is there at the front!

Keep well.
The presentation makes the magic.
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