Mr. Rainbird had a great sense of humor and a very relaxed style, and we were all riveted for over an hour. At the end we explored opportunities to expand the museum’s audience and discussed such issues as whether the museum should continue to charge an entrance fee. After the presentation I chatted with Katrina, Judy, Ann, Shannon and others and also saw Glenda, who had been at our very first book club meeting back in January but returned to
It was a lovely day and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk to and from the U-Bahn station. I concentrated on soaking in the sights, sounds, and smells of a normal workday in Stuttgart: the sidewalks full of pedestrians going about their daily business (little old ladies pulling their rolling carts full of groceries, businessmen and women in stylish suits, moms pushing strollers, teenagers sporting tattered jeans and multi-colored hair chattering on their handys)…the whoosh of the bright yellow U-Bahn cars as they passed…the fragrant smell of fresh-baked bread wafting out of a corner Bäckerai…all set against the backdrop of Stuttgart-West’s 18th- and 19th-century Altbauen (literally “old buildings”) with their pointed turrets and ornate façades.