On the way back we stopped in hanover and went to another one but it was much posher. In a hotel complex. The dampbaf thing wasn't as good.
Yes very civilised the Germans are about nudity. Higher state of consciousness. In mecklenberg as well, its like the Lake District but all flat, but unlike the lake district, they have loads of places for you to park up, free electric hookup, decent public toilets, very easy to hire a boat. They want you out and about in Germany.
I wouldn't call driving round Germany in a high top long wheel base Ford exotic or jetsetting tho. It didn't have a window in the back and when we got stopped and searched by Dutch cops they didn't even wanna go check it properly
from this michel tournier book, friday or the other island, which i've nearly finished. so chock full of quotes. this one comes in the context of him ruminating about friday, who he's previously tried to tame, but now he's seeing something attractive in his general idleness and lolling about...
"Here he comes. Shall I ever learn to walk with his natural majesty? Do I sound absurd if I say that he seems clothed by his nakedness? He carries his body like a sovereign affirmation, he bears himself like a monstrance of flesh. His animal beauty proclaims itself, seeming to create a nothingness around it."