October 7th, 2005

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We have tickets to go and see Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and Karen Armstrong speak at the Altes Rathaus in Göttingen. Hurrah!

On that topic:

My favourite townhall is the one in Wernigerode, purely for the reason that I expect to see giant Playmobil people coming out of it.

The Altes Rathaus in Göttingen is quite boring by contrast, but gorgeous in comparison to the new one, which is a tall and phallic concoction of glass and concrete of no discernible charm. This is actually its good side in this photo as the other, more ornate, side reminds me of one of the extra bits you find attached to Dyson vacuum cleaners. Grey ones.