Not always terrible!

A couple of days ago, I posted about trying to find a [rehearsal space](https://steemit.com/steemitbloggers/@bengy/readthefscheduleulog33-r5fmpndv3t) in Prague, after finding myself late due to a self-inflicted moment of not reading the rehearsal schedule. Anyway, it led to me reaching a terrible looking disused factory in the darker hours of the evening, thinking that I was about to be mugged anytime soon!

As it turned out, it was the right place and everything turned out fine! There are some orchestras (and artistic collectives) that rent out large spaces in disused factories, as there is a combination of factors (low rent, large space and isolation from noise) that make it quite irresistible.

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Anyway, a few weeks ago, I had found myself in the comparatively picturesque town of Kevelaer. Anyway, this meant that we were able to rehearse in a very nice chapel pictured below:

Okay, the fact that it was taken in daylight does make it much more appealing than the other one…. but the fact that it is a nice old chapel, rather than a disused factory also helps! Now, Prague is definitely a nice city, it was just that the rehearsal wasn’t in such a nice part of it! However, the concerts will be in very nice places!

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This is the view of Kevelaer from the main street at night. The church can be clearly seen at the end of the main street, framed by the shops that line the sides of the street. Just off to the left hand side is where I had eaten after the concert, where I had written this Tasteem review for [Cumsalis](https://steemit.com/tasteem/@bengy/tasteem-b984bf).

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So there you are, most of my rehearsal work can tend to be in very nice areas. However there are always some rehearsals in areas where the rent tends to be cheaper (it’s quite expensive to run an orchestra or a musical ensemble, so where you can find savings, you have to do it!). If I am arriving to a place in the dark, and am completely unsure of the area, it can be quite un-nerving. However, in the end (so far) everything has always ended up fine… and this place in Prague has turned out to be a very nice place in the day time, with many artists sharing the space as well!

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