Its September and off on another euro conference/holiday run. I look forward to these as a chance to put on some rubber pants and tour the ancient cities of Europe. Six cities in 2 weeks, much of it rubberized. Had lots of fun and did it in style but have to say that until the last day or two the people were strangely quiet and non-responsive to it all. Here is the story in short:
Arrived early to spend the day before heading south. Got into rubber as soon as my room was open. Not much to say here except it felt great to walk the streets in full rubber. Wore the blue splatter/bleacher jeans and black T so as to "blend" into the crowd. (!) Just cool enough that a jacket was welcome. I noticed a lot of (hot) officers stationed around the city in riot gear, probably in anticipation of any more of the protests that had been going during that time frame but the streets were quiet until a large group of motorcyclists went by.
fig tart and quiche in Paris, mmm . . .
right bank, left bank, I can never figure it out . . .
waiting for a friend on the Montmartr steps
and then suddenly there was this large group of cyclists in the streets . . .
Took the overnight trainhotel to Madrid, still fully rubbered from the last 2 days. Felt nice and smelled nice too. Sleep was restless but noone seemed to mind my being there. Madrid was generally too warm and sunny for full latex. I don't think I wore it once, except the first day when I arrived, and I took it off in the hotel. Skins gotta breathe . . .
arrival and transfer into Madrid
Lucifer falling from grace . . .
Barcelona was different. Had one day there and was determined to visit the Gaudi works in full rubber. Got to town and could not get in my room to change so went to look at a few things. Got rained on and wished I was in gear. The blue splatter skin jeans from Polymorphe again seemed the appropriate choice and I think the architect would have approved! Was happy to get into the room to rubber up, and the sun comes out. grrr... Went out anyway. Went to see his most famous works, the House and the basilica, in latex. Couldn't go inside the house but the basilica was utterly fantastic. Got quite a few looks that day but oddly no comments. I was constantly on the move but still it was strange to be so noticed yet so distant . . .
I think the painter would have approved (pants from Polymorphe!)
In line to get train tickets for tomorrow . . .
waiting for the morning train out . . .next blog - italia . . .