Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hamburg 23.6.1998: Midsummer Eve and Confederate Flag

Steve says the summer solstice—St. John’s eve or Midsommernacht—was the 21st, but I heard someone in Ireland say it’s the 23rd. Unless the heavy cloud cover breaks, we won’t be able to see the long light today.

Last night, taking the taxi from the airport, we passed a Confederate flag braving the north winds behind a garden wall in suburban Hamburg. An incongruous sight: I fear it means that someone there is advertising Nazi sympathies.

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