misc: almost as if

Got a weird feeling when I saw that photograph, one like I felt that I’d been there before. A long time ago. Thalkirchen. It’s where the campisite is outside Munich, stayed there when I was working in 1981 as a steel fixer and beer boy. The beer boy thing was interesting in that my daily duties included carrying crates of beer to the men who were operating the heavy drilling machinery, digging a 5m tunnel about 80m underground. These guys just loved their beer, sucking back maybe five or six litres during the day down there in all that dust and heat. When they finished thier shift, they’d go to the pub for a few drinks. Yougoslavs, Turks, Irish, Schwarzarbeiter the lot.