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The last time I really saw a good chunk of mountains out the window from a plane was at night crossing the Rockies north in Canada on my way to Beijing. Since then somehow I’ve alway skirted them, or not had a window seat. Window seat today, and straight across the Suisse Alps in their fattest place, coming out slightly west of Bassano del Grappa, east of which is a superb fault line splitting the plain in a pair of parallel ridges.

Berlin Tegel to Bologna, one of my favourite big city airports to a city and country I’ve never been to before. We had pizza for dinner. It was not very good, yet also very good as much food can be when it’s evening and the previous meal was breakfast. Dasniya, Jorgos, and I are here for Parsifal, joined this time by Bonnie, who is in the apartment above us. Tomorrow is our first day in the theatre, though we’ve been rehearsing since the second week of December. Blogging in the coming weeks will be attempted. In the meantime, photos taken through thick, variously tinted, scratched, greasy, dirty glass.

Berlin-Bologna – 1: Flughaven Tegel
Berlin-Bologna – 1: Flughaven Tegel
Berlin-Bologna – 2: Some airport runway
Berlin-Bologna – 2: Some airport runway
Berlin-Bologna – 3: More airport runway
Berlin-Bologna – 3: More airport runway
Berlin-Bologna – 4: Tegel Airport Tower
Berlin-Bologna – 4: Tegel Airport Tower
Berlin-Bologna – 5: Take-off over Jungfernheide
Berlin-Bologna – 5: Take-off over Jungfernheide
Berlin-Bologna – 6: Take-off over Havel and Grunewald
Berlin-Bologna – 6: Take-off over Havel and Grunewald
Berlin-Bologna – 7: More lakes near Berlin
Berlin-Bologna – 7: More lakes near Berlin
Berlin-Bologna – 8: A German wing
Berlin-Bologna – 8: A German wing
Berlin-Bologna – 9: More of the same wing
Berlin-Bologna – 9: More of the same wing
Berlin-Bologna – 10: Contrail of plane passed beneath
Berlin-Bologna – 10: Contrail of plane passed beneath
Berlin-Bologna – 11: The Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 11: The Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 12: More of the Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 12: More of the Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 13: Still more of the Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 13: Still more of the Alps
Berlin-Bologna – 14: Looking toward the Dolomites
Berlin-Bologna – 14: Looking toward the Dolomites
Berlin-Bologna – 15: Fault line near Bassano del Grappa
Berlin-Bologna – 15: Fault line near Bassano del Grappa
Berlin-Bologna – 16: Hills behind Bologna
Berlin-Bologna – 16: Hills behind Bologna
Berlin-Bologna – 17: coming in to land in Bologna
Berlin-Bologna – 17: coming in to land in Bologna
Berlin-Bologna – 18: Arrive in Bologna
Berlin-Bologna – 18: Arrive in Bologna