Bochum with the Falkens 12th-16th November 2004

Every year for the last 20 years, Woodcraft Folk in Sheffield and the Falkens in Wattenscheid, Bochum have visited one another. In November, the adults spend a long weekend together, getting to know one another and planning a trip for the kids the following Easter. This was my first visit to Bochum, and I stayed with Andy. We had a great few days, visiting the Klecks Falkenheim (the Falken's youth centre/café which is always buzzing with activity), watching the football (if I remember rightly, Bochum lost 4-1 to Bayern Munich), a day trip to Cologne and, on the last night, drinking through until dawn.

Jürgen and Andy at Klecks Shadow Darts Andy pancaked Klecks Falkenheim, Bochum
Table football Market German Graffiti Karin's apartment Witch
Andy, Dieter, Dan Football! Dan Karin and Dan Manuela, Karin, Kim at the football match
Dé Jay and Andreas Andreas and Denis Paul, Kim, Agnes and Dan. Wir sind alle Bochumer Jungs Dan and Andy Dé Jay
Hohen Dom zu Köln - Cologne Cathedral in the mist Toys Dé Jay and Dom View from up the Köln Dom tower Dé Jay, high above Köln
Iron Eagle, inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Stained glass inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Floor mosaic inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Stained glass inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Church organ inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln)
Inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Votive candles inside Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Llama on the street of Cologne Dé Jay and statue, Cologne Dé Jay harrassing pigeons, Cologne
Cologne Cathedral (der Dom, Köln) Denis Dan playing darts at Klecks Jurgen mixes up a Feuersang bowl (red wine, rum, spices & sugar) Coloured lights
Dan presenting a picture Dan zu den Toilletten Fairy lights Andy, Sascha, Denis Sascha and Denis
Dan, Irmgard, Karin, Andy German halloween decorations Late night at the Destille bar Dan and Jan Bucket and mop
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