some old photos. you’re enchanted with the idea of a search. and here begins the story of what happened along the way.
you finds yourself in the geology lab of georg-august-universitat göttingen. with an uruguayan. looking at rocks.
later you go rock climbing. your first time.
easter sunday. which meant lots of stuff was closed. but thankfully, the city museum (städtisches museum göttingen) was open so you could keep warm and kill some time. and the kind lady there baked a cake for the few visitors that showed up.
and the greenhouses have closed for the day! so you just peer through the windows.
a rather uneventful day. the next day…
you walk back into town. and find a coffee shop that is actually open! hurray! a place to keep warm. you order a cherry muffin. but, there muffin is nothing like a muffin that you’re used to. first off, the wrapper is just a square piece of paper folded randomly. the cherries sink “into” the muffin on a bed of some sort of streusel topping. and there is also a hidden bottom layer of even more cherries as well. not the same. but it is a very good interpretation. you like the heavy emphasis on fruit.
pastries are indeed a good reflection of a culture!
peeking into pastry windows, you find these lovely cakes and chocolate. the top right is called a “baumkuchen” aka, a tree cake. it is made by baking it thin layers at a time, so when you cut it open, it resembles the rings of a tree trunk.
you wander to the train station, because in europe that is the one place that you know never shuts down. and you gawk at the amount of bikes parked there. a sea of bicycles! and you become nostalgic for your old bike.
german bread. the bottom left one is called campingwecken, which, if you remember correctly, is a slightly sweet breakfast roll filled with raisins. the top left is called a käsebrötchen, which is exactly what it sounds like if you know some german: cheese bread. and for the others, you’ve forgotten…
you discover cron & lanz. presentation. taste. this place was spot on. you haven’t had cakes this good in a long while. and also… cheap. not cheap cheap, but compared to what you are used to paying for in paris of comparable quality, this place is a steal. so you make many trips to this place and find all sorts of excuses to buy cakes to share with people – just so you can taste as much as you can.
if it is one thing europeans know how to appreciate that americans don’t really, it’s curry. you love love curry. curry wurst. curry ketchup. curry this. curry beef. curry that. curry noodles??? perhaps most people aren’t so shocked and amazed by that… but you are. and you eat your non-indian style curry noodles happily.
yes, a random hodge podge of posts. but it’s always rather calm before a storm, isn’t it…?