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.
“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)
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)
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:
Year Born 1902
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.
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.