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3,306: Fußball in Berlin, supplementary game No. 5

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Another Tennis Borussia game last night. The Charlottenburger Derby, in fact, versus Charlottenburger Hertha 06 who play their games about five kilometres northeast-ish of Tennis’s ground.

Before the game, though, I wanted to have a walk around the Internationales Congress Centrum. On my travels around the city recently, I’ve been past it on the (above ground) S-Bahn train and thought, “I should go there one day, take some photos.” Yesterday was that day. It’s a massive spaceship of a thing. Built in 1979, it’s main use over the years has been for conferences and such. (I saw Brian Wilson play there on his first Pet Sounds tour in 2002, which was a lovely lovely night.) Nowadays, it’s closed because they need to remove asbestos. But it’s been in use, housing Syrian refugees. I assume this means that the asbestos isn’t an immediate problem. I have to admit, my knowledge of asbestos doesn’t go much further than its name and that it’s not good for you to sprinkle on your chips.

Anyway, yes, I’ve been wanting to do a drawing of this place. I kinda figure it might look good in pixels. Did a bit of work on that today. Hopefully I can finish that over the weekend. In the meantime, here’s some photographs.

And here’s the nearby Funkturm (radio tower).

Before the game, I met up with a couple of Tennis fans, had a beer, chatted with more people. General friendly human behaviour, and about half an hour before the game sauntered, beers in hand, to the stadium. Good weather this time at the stadium, so some of the fans who were in the main stand the last time I was there returned to their favoured spot on the terrace.

It was a midweek game between two teams with nothing to play for, on the same night that Bayern München were playing Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-final, so not really surprising that it was Tennis’s lowest attendance of the season, just 263.

CFC Hertha 06 took the lead in the 81st minute. Tennis tied it with a penalty in the 89th. And I was a bit worse for wear, to be honest. A few too many beers on an empty stomach. Didn’t stop me going for a few more beers and some schnapps, mind. Another fun time at a Tennis game. Hooray.

You can see this panoramaamamaaama bigger here.

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project:
Hertha BSC v Eintracht Frankfurt, (25/2/17)
FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin v 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (18/3/17)
FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf v SV Lichtenberg 47, (19/3/17)
Berliner AK 07 v FC Schönberg 95, (22/3/17)
VSG Altglienicke v FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin, (25/3/17)
Berliner FC Dynamo v Hertha BSC II, (29/3/17)
Hertha BSC II v FSV Union Fürstenwalde, (1/4/17)
Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06 v 1. FC Frankfurt, (2/4/17)
1. FC Union Berlin v Erzgebirge Aue, (5/4/17)
SV Lichtenberg 47 v SV Victoria Seelow, (14/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v FC Hansa Rostock II, (15/4/17)

The Eleven Berlin Teams Project Supplementary Games:
SV Empor Berlin v 1. FC Union Berlin, (23/3/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Berliner AK 07, (7/4/17)
SV Babelsberg 03 v Hertha BSC II, (20/4/17)
FC Strausberg v Tennis Borussia Berlin, (23/4/17)
Tennis Borussia Berlin v Charlottenburger FC Hertha 06 , (26/4/17)

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Chanson d’Amour by Manhattan Transfer

On this day
Baños, 27 April 2008

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Patterns in nature

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Written by Craig

April 27th, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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