BREAKFAST ON THE BLOG

 

Breakfast July 25 2015

 

Good morning and welcome once again to another edition of Breakfast On The Blog. This time on the road in..

 

MAGDEBURG GERMANY

 

As I have already posted on social media, we had one hell of a kick-ass concert on Friday night in Magdeburg at the Feast Of Friends Doors Festival. We played an over two-hour set to a great audience. Every time that we have performed there in the past it has always been a most enjoyable experience and this time was no exception. The next morning I had to catch the train back to Frankfurt and I spent about an hour walking through Magdeburg to the train station. I always enjoy visiting the city that was once located behind the Iron Curtain in what was then East Germany. Since the German Unification on October 3rd 1990 the city has undergone extensive modernization, turning it from a bland communist city filled with typical drab looking East German concrete block buildings into a modern looking center of commerce and culture. I often wonder what it must have been like to live in the city during the Cold War period with restricted freedom, little access to consumer goods and a corrupt autocratic government defining every aspect of one’s life. Hard for someone like me, who has always lived free and unfettered to imagine. The reminders of the past are still there; the festival grounds are located on the site of a former STASI (the East German secret police) bunker. Who would have thought 30 years ago that someday we’d be playing the music of the Doors there? Life is strange. But as I was saying, today the city is a great place to visit, with friendly people and a good cultural scene. I look forward to having our band play there again in the near future. Here are a few photos taken on the way to the train station along with a photo of our concert…

 

000 Magdeburg 4A detail photo of a very interesting fountain I passed called Die Badende (The Bathers) by Heinrich Apel, a German sculptor from Magdeburg.


000 Magdeburg 1The Saturday morning market in Magdeburg.


000 Magdeburg 2The Alte Rathaus, the Old City Hall in Magdeburg.


000 Magdeburg 3The Hundertwasser Haus, designed by Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, an Austrian artist and architect.


000 MagdeburgThe Changeling on stage at the Feast Of Friends Doors Festival on Friday night. Photo courtesy of the festival organizers.


All photos taken in July 2015.


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