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Juergen L. Hemm

In the Country of Ysaÿe

April 3, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the country of Ysaÿe in the year of his 150th birthday. I arrived the day before and Brussels Airport almost managed to loose my suitcase. Isn't it wonderful how - after half an hour of mounting suspense - you feel no anger about the lost time but just happiness about being reunited with your belongings?

Unfortunately, since I arrived shortly before 21:00 and the whole Wednesday was filled with meetings, there was no time to see anything. The joys of business "travelling", ha! One of these days, I'll get to see Ysaÿe's studio.

Leaning back comfortably in your chair is not something my company encourages, for afterwards, it was all downhill in my comfy "folding chair":

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Having thus left a lasting impression, I made it back to the airport quite early (school's out this week in Belgium) and spent a blissful hour in the Lufthansa Lounge surfing violinist.com.

From T Netz
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 2:43 PM
Funny!
From Kim Vawter
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 5:14 PM
Almost didn't read this one because I thought this was going to be a violin related accident! From the looks of that chair I could only see a concussion or a smashed something or the other-- Glad you are OK.
From Benjamin K
Posted on April 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM
Next time you go to Brussels you may want to visit the Delirium Cafe to sample some of the most excellent local beers, which are very different from beers in other countries. Delirium Cafe serves 2400 different beers, 20+ of them on tap, they're open late, so a late arrival is no problem. You'll sleep all the better after one of them ales ;-)

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