Y IS FOR YPRES, BELGIUM

A STORY OF YOUTH IN YPRES, BELGIUM Matthias rested his head on his arm, leaning against the cool stone. He felt woozy, too much alcohol in the club. Worth it though, a great gig to round of Ieperfest. He had travelled from Munich for the festival, one of the biggest hardcore punk gatherings in Europe. … Continue reading Y IS FOR YPRES, BELGIUM

D IS FOR DRESDEN, GERMANY

A STORY OF DÉTENTE IN DRESDEN, GERMANY Alan Smith stood among the locals of Dresden in the reconstructed Neumarkt, looking with the crowd towards the Frauenkirche with its wondrous dome topped by a golden cross gleaming in the dusk sky.  The dignitaries were filing into the building, German mainly but also religious leaders from far … Continue reading D IS FOR DRESDEN, GERMANY

THE OLD DINOSAUR

Herbert smoothed his tie, straightening the silver clip. He cleared his throat and adjusted his glasses. His audience were several generations younger than he was, dressed in the fashion of the day - casual, loose, untidy. They viewed the old guest lecturer with boredom. They stared at him from behind laptops and tablets, their faces lit … Continue reading THE OLD DINOSAUR