Day: March 31, 2008

Today is my last…

March 31

Today is my last day in Düsseldorf – tomorrow we’re all off to spend a week in Barcelona after which the Kings come back to complete their move and I travel on myself to Granada and destinations south.

Here we are doing a last grocery shopping at another of the local markets looking out onto another of the innumerable urban parks.

Nancy Donald wrote to…

Nancy Donald wrote to say she thought Düsseldorf seemed like a rather benign place. I think so too, despite this bit of graffiti…benign and modest.

There’s a street they call ‘our Rodeo Drive’ with all the big name shops and there are plenty of elegant homes but still the overriding feeling is one of a small, modest, hard working and prosperous town.

I took a couple…

I took a couple hours by myself for a sightseeing jaunt to what they call the Media Harbour, a refurbishment of the Rhine port area including these buildings…

Mostly I was driven…

Mostly I was driven to take this outing since I wanted to have a nice local home-made beer before leaving Germany.

Lucas and Betsy had mentioned how the smoke is so thick in restaurants and pubs you can hardly breathe, making it simply not enjoyable to eat out.

So in searching for a venue in which to drink my beer I looked for a family-type place, went when it was early enough for the windows to be open and before the crowds, and still it was true, I could hardly breathe. Bummer! The beer was deeelishous though – tapped from a keg, cold, dark amber, with a nice creamy head. Yum!

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