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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:50 PM
After Ibiza, which was the last stop in Spain, the next destination was Dusseldorf, Germany.
I have a really dear friend who lives there and asked me to be the Godfather of her son! So, before continuing to Greece for some island fun, we spent 4 wonderful days with our German friends in Dusseldorf.

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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:52 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:53 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:53 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:54 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 07:55 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 08:02 PM
About an hour from Dusseldorf is the charming little town of Giseke where the Baptism was being held.

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MidtownGuy
September 25th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Another great city along the Rhine is Cologne. We made a day trip there, but the weather became rainy so we didn't walk around too much. We had the babies with us.
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the Cathedral was very impressive.

czsz
September 25th, 2007, 08:33 PM
Can you tell Duesseldorf is one of Germany's richest cities...?

Underrated place, possibly because of its unfortunately awkward name.

brianac
September 26th, 2007, 04:16 AM
Excellent Photographs.
They really show both the modern and older sides of the city.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Alonzo-ny
September 29th, 2007, 07:37 PM
WOW thats one hell of a nice variety of architecture there! No idea who the architect is for the first few buildings?

MidtownGuy
September 29th, 2007, 09:24 PM
none other than Frank Gehry!
Dusseldorf is a fantastic town. It has definitely inspired me to return to Germany so I can see more of that country. The Germans seem very talented at mixing very old and ultra-modern.

Alonzo-ny
September 29th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Who?

ablarc
October 21st, 2008, 06:47 PM
So much eye candy!

Such a livable place!

londonlawyer
October 21st, 2008, 09:59 PM
none other than Frank Gehry!
Dusseldorf is a fantastic town. It has definitely inspired me to return to Germany so I can see more of that country. The Germans seem very talented at mixing very old and ultra-modern.

Nice photos! I went to Dusseldorf as a side excursion during a trip to Cologne and loved it. The main boulverd reminded me of a little Champs Elysee despite the fact that it's all new. In fact, Dusseldorf reminds me of my current home, Charlotte, in that it's a very prosperous, smallish city, that is extremely under the radar.

I loved the old town in Dusseldorf. I don't recall if it managed to escape Allied bombing or was simply rebuilt to look old like Munich or the Unter Linden in Berlin. It was quite nice.

I really like the Germans too.

Alonzo-ny
October 22nd, 2008, 09:11 AM
I just got back from Berlin. I agree German people are great. In fact its probably the only place Ive been to on earth where I felt completely safe. No dodgy people anywhere and I saw no homeless beggars and was never asked for change.

londonlawyer
October 22nd, 2008, 03:03 PM
Hi, mate.

I'm pleased to hear that you're enjoying your travels, and I hope that your ornithological pursuits are bearing fruit!

http://www.nmnh.si.edu/rtp/students/2006/images/zoo_day_birds9.jpg

P.S.: Nice bird!

Alonzo-ny
October 22nd, 2008, 03:59 PM
Cheers! Fruit is abundant!

londonlawyer
October 22nd, 2008, 08:45 PM
I'm pleased to hear that!