On Saturday, 14 February we visited the exhibition of the Christoph Heilmann Foundation at Munich's Lenbachhaus. Christoph Heilmann himself gave us a tour through his exhibition, which focusses on European landscape painting from the first half of the 19th century. During this period painters were fascinated by a genuinely sensual approach to nature and a subjective understanding of art.
At the beginning of January this year we had another extremely enjoyable meeting and lunch with the coaches, management and all those aspiring to get into the two boat race crews. It was a greater success than last year because, on this occasion, we all ate together in the training refectory, thus enabling a much greater opportunity to mix - the whole purpose of the exercise.