I walked past the East-German Soyuz sculpture this morning and noticed it has an access gate. I wondered why you would want to get near or why somebody would want to close it off.
The Military Police (Marechaussee) barracks on Kruislaan had a cherry tree in blossom.
The cherry tree is only 100 meters from where I had left the yellow bike yesterday, so I got on the contraption and drove it to work. I had fortified myself for the ordeal by taking 400 mg of Ibuprofin last night and the same amount again this morning. As a result I had no pain whatsoever. If I keep cycling I'll probably end up hooked to painkillers, so —as I already told Vincent— the next bicycle I'll find myself on will be the one that carries my coffin after all fossil fuel is used up.
Even the cosmic ray detection set-up seemed to have died. The red cosmic ray track never moved.
I left early and, since the sun was out in full force, went to the Dapperstraat market to buy sunglasses.
Walking through the Oosterpark I saw the ice-cream pyramid had opened. This is the first time this year I've seen it open.
This guy was singing songs to someone buried in the park.
Dinner at Thaicoon. I had Nua Yang Cheun-Chim (BBQ beef slices served on a bed of lettuce with chilli sauce). Very spicy and very good.
At the Ekodis supermarket I wanted to buy Dr. Bronner's soap, but they didn't have any. I bought a 250 gr. piece of olive oil soap from Aleppo (Syria) instead. This stuff has been handmade by Arab child-slave labour for over a 1000 years and smells really nice.