Currywurst And Apple Pie

You now know what I ate for dinner last night. No beer? Nope, the Altstadt was crazy busy last night and I didn’t feel like fighting to get in to a bar.

ITP Flicker Pics
Here are some photos from my journeys yesterday. These are all iPhone shots, I’ve yet to download photos from my Nikon 1.

“Old School Photography Store Signage” (Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Old School Photography Store Signage
This storefront is in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt.

“BUBBLES!” (Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Walking through Düsseldorf’s Altstadt I saw this guy making bubbles. I tried hard to get a shot where the bubbles were easier to see, but this one with the happy little girl pleased me.

“Not The Height Of German Engineering” (Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Not The Height Of German Engineering
While walking along the river yesterday I discovered some temporary port-a-lets along the river. These were not here last year, I can only imagine that they are here for the Tour de France crowds.
As I peed into the sidecar I saw a flaw in manufacturing as my pee didn’t make it into the reservoir. Thankfully I was able to get out before it reached my shoes.

“Always Read The Plaque” (Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Always Read The Plaque
I’ve learned from the “99% Invisible” podcast to always read the plaque. I walked over this one and turned around to read it. For those that aren’t learning German it reads:

Here Lived
Willi Schneider
Year Born 1902

Imprisoned 1934
Murdered 14.5.1942

Sachenhausen was a Nazi concentration camp and apparently Willi Schneider did not get out alive. I am assuming Herr Schneider was killed at Sachenhausen on May 14, 1942.

Always. Read. The. Plaque.

Le Tour!
Today is the first day of the Tour de France! Today’s stage is a mid-length individual time trial. I hope that the rain holds off, I’m writing this on Friday evening, and I hope that I can get some decent photos. [update: the rain has areived, and appears will be here all day] My German classmate is due to arrive in Düsseldorf this morning and we are planning to meet up. Eventhough I will get the opportunity to see some of the Tour tomorrow, I want to ensure that going to the Tour is my priority for the day.

I am fighting a bit of a cold today. I wouldn’t be surprised if my seat-neighbor on the flight over, who coughed often sometimes open-mouthed as he slept with his head nearing my shoulder, is responsible for this. I am hoping that this will pass quickly.

Paulie [düsseldorf/de]

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4 Responses to Currywurst And Apple Pie

  1. steve says:

    Saturday blog success! More later.

  2. steve says:

    So I’m painting at the Ben Hilton and remember ered I had the NBC Sports Gold on my bank iPhone (thanks Paulie!) I turned it on and not long after, the phone reported %20 battery!?!? Guess it didn’t get on the charger last night. Oh well. I almost made it to the last start.

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