Personal Memories and Impressions, Düsseldorf
During week-ends, I love to walk from my house to the altstadt (old city) following the Rhein. One day from the Rhein park, I saw a orange ribbon moving accross the OberKasseler bridge.
Hundreds of runners, all wearing orange tee-shirts, for the annual Düsseldorf race, in a magic of colors from Burgplatz to Rheinkniebrücke.
The sun was not only in the sky but also along the Rhein...
Favorite thing: I really liked this building and I took many many many pictures of the reflections of the sun in the fake sun and the colours the fake sun changing during the day... The building as such was not special, but this arty detail has really got my attention.
When i let free myself, then i start to appreciate things around. Simply remind me of a childhood fun, in a playground: running, jump and spring, fun-fighting. Everyone have their own childhood memory, i suppose.
It applies to wake curiosity and interest in the occupation with history. Certifications from 700 years Duesseldorf become alive: wheel racquet, fischer boy - places, those to the childhood of Harry (Heinrich) Heine remind...
Duration: approx.. 120 minutes
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Fondest memory: And Dusseldorf giving childhood memory a better stage.
Of course this trip was made possible and most enjoyable thanks to Vt friend Sabsi.
So thanks a million Sabs for showing us the sights of the city day and night and all the other great places around the area. I think she likes to take pics just as much as I do ;-)Oh and just so you know ESSEN (the surrounding environs) is not just not industrial, its also GREEN - check out some of my other pages from this trip and you'll see :-)
Favorite thing: Several bridges span the Rhine in Dusseldorf and crossing them provides great views back onto the city itself. The media port still has new buildings being constructed - yet more offices! - a bridge was also being built across - will save having to walk all the way around that for sure. Anyway we had a laugh watching the workmen having their lunch - mates were rowing across to them in a little dinghy and they were having a fun time egging them on and whistling tunes!
Favorite thing: Dusseldorf is full of amazing architecture - old styles in the Altstadt and the moderrn gleaming contempory designs too. This was one of my favourite impressions of the landscape by the media port with the Gehry buildings and the Rhine Tower.
I only saw the Altstat..downtown area, my hotel or conference center for the three days there. A few hours of reprive and went looking to where all the locals hang out......found'em!
Fondest memory: Cold beer..warm people...busy streets.
Fondest memory: Steve and Susan came over to stay with me for a long weekend and it was soooo much fun. I (tried to) show them around and even though Steve was always complaining about my driving and my sense of directions and I never had the chance to use my own computer I had a fantastic time!
Nearby Dusseldorf there was a wine tasting festival. We visited for the afternoon and had a thoroughly good time, trying a whole variety of German wines. Of course we bought a box of wines too to take home with us.
Wine festivals are a common occurance in the wine producing areas along the Rhine (we visited another in Bingen Am Rhine). This one in Mettman is maybe a little unusual, being quite far from its home vineyard.
Favourite thing about Dusseldorf? My friend Sabsi, who provided us with accomodation, transport and a free sightseeing tour of Dusseldorf and the Rhineland!
Fondest memory: Some of the very funny times we had together. I can hardly remember when I laughed so much.
To sit at the Rhine in summer, smell the river, feel the wind with a friend has a really special flair!
Fondest memory: What I miss most? To walk through the Altstadt with friends and enter some bars like 'Till Eulenspiegel'
See the Rhine, the most famous and talked about river that landmarks Dusseldorf and so many neighbouring countries.
Fondest memory: The people and the town was surprisingly 'chique' I was pleasantly surprised and really liked the club atmosphere in the old town,,'' thumbs up''
My first impression of Dusseldorf was its a very pretty city. In the evening it looks very picturesque near the Rhine. I have since investigated what to do in DD and found there is quite a bit going on!!!
Fondest memory: Not really fondest but it has rained pretty much nearly every day since i have been here - just this time of year i suppose!
Update - May 23rd 1968 - Ah! the sun has decided to shine for Sharon's birthday!
Fondest memory: My boyfriend and I had one of our long awaited reunions on Düsseldorf airport after having been apart for almost 2 months. I went there to pick him up. It was shortly after the September 11 events and at that time everyone was really aware at airports because of bombs etc. I was at the airport early because it has been raining heavily all day and I didn't want to get soaked in Dusseldorf city centre - I just wanted to be somewhere dry! I stood at the arrival and watched other people having reunions (I like that. Well, I love reunions!) when I realized a suitcase next to a conveyor belt inside the gates. It stood there for more than an hour, noone noticed - not even the border police that walked by at least a hundred times). I didn't say anything because I didn't want all arrivals to be cancelled. I had waited for Colm for 8 weeks, and I wouldn't have liked to wait for more minutes than necessary....
When we went to Düsseldorf to paint my flat my friend parked his black BMW under a cherry tree in my neighbourhood - fully in bloom with pink flowers. The next day the car looked like we were going to an Indian wedding (I had just watched the film Monsoon Wedding before this weekend) - it was as pink as Eddie's Mini ;-). Jörg sweared and sweared and sweared ... and drove to the next car wash.
Afterwards, however, the guy behind us in the queue for the car wash sweared and sweared and sweared - all the pink stuff got caught in the brushes of course :-)