09 Jan
333/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
333/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/10, raw

Eschede city center, restaurant De Tropen, at Bolwerkstraat. This is how my day ends, among the fellow scientists I’m involved in the European research project with. The guy in the “spotlight” is our great coordinator, young, smart, and efficient. A Dutch dinner in its way, some Australian wine in our glasses, and the shared will to enjoy the little leisure time we get during these meeting days.
Each and every one of us (besides the few who actually live and work here in Enschede) had to travel quite a bit to get here this morning. My boss and I, for example, drove for more than four hours, one hour just to get out of Brussel, the rest spent crossing Belgium and the Netherlands, getting over the Flanders, the polders, till reaching the border with Germany, an area without canals and rich in woods and little hills, quite different from the “classic” flatlands.
The rest of the day has been spent with these research fellows, discussing what we’ve done so far, planning what we have to do in the future, and getting ready for the next two days, which will be devoted to defending our current work from the potentially nasty questions of the reviewers.
We’ve been kind of lucky with the (otherwise awful) weather, since right at the end of the meeting the tiny and freezing rain which fell all day long finally stopped, giving us a chance to have a tour around the city center and enjoy a calm winter night.
Then it was finally time to eat, drink, and relax.

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