Last night I braved the cold and crossed the IJ to go and see one of my favourite bands Frightened Rabbit at the Paradiso Noord. A total contrast to the Ara Malikian concert from Saturday; both fabulous performances with one common thread being that both frontmen oozed character and presence.
This morning it is see oh el dee. Minus three on the weather app, though I pronounced it as in the title when I saw it.
Didn’t fancy going anywhere there may be exposed ground and a potential ice field so stuck pretty close to home, zigzagging through the canal ring shopping streets that run like a web between the waterways. Back and forth as far as Leidsegracht then back via Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.
(Hadrian inspects his empire at Caria and Cappadocia (modern Turkey) and Syria. Physician, surgeon and philosopher Galen (Aelius Galenus) is born in Pergamon, Greece)