28 May 2009

Day 6


Rotterscope, originally uploaded by Ryan Runs Europe.

26.5 Kilometers.
Rotterdam is the home to largest port in Europe, OMA, Rem Koolhaus, a building that looks like a big periscope, and for the next few minutes...me.
I ran through a town called Delft on the way here, and I guess I missed a cool library, but the weather was decent and I got into town a little after eleven.
I wandered around in the light rain until around 6, going to the NAI and a couple other architecture things. Rotterdam seems to be 50 percent architects, which works well for me. At 6 I met up with my awesome host Andrea (also an architect) and we had a drink with some of his coworkers. He brought me by the office he´s in now, and I saw some interesting projects. His place is among a bunch of other rooms, which each contain interesting and international artist-architect people, and many of us sat down together for a good bowl of pasta. We went to watch the championship soccer match between FC Barcelona and Man U, during which I nodded off on a barstool. I was wiped out.
Got an excellent night of sleep...it is around 11, and I´m about to head to Numansdorp, which I think is about 30 km from here...and where I have nowhere to stay. Hopefully it does´t keep raining.

11 comments:

  1. Keep going dude! Looking good. Wierd that I posted a comment yesterday that doesn't seem to have shown up... Anyway I was saying that this is a great blog and it's awesome to check-in on, in fact it's the only blog I've ever read without wanting to slit my wrists... I take that back, the General Motors blog was cool too. At least you're doing something ridiculous instead of just telling me what you ate for breakfast :)

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  2. Glad to see you made it there. I take it you got to see the cubehouses...

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  3. what pace are you doing these runs at? how does the body feel?

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  4. I believe this is day 6, not 5 as it indicates. Be safe!

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  5. Did you add new clothes to your backpack wardrobe? I guess a rain jacket might do you some good out there. Good luck and please keep blogging!

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  7. Curious Ryan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56693996@N00/3573793304/

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  8. Hahahaha. Yes, I do look a bit like Curry Greg. Thanks to all of you for your comments. They are motivating when I feel tired but have to meet new people or run (both simultaneously fun and tiring).

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