Düsseldorf: 7.3.2007

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Day two, our first morning in cool and rainy Düsseldorf
was quite a change from the warmth of the Mediterranean.
We enjoyed the continental breakfast at the hotel
and then hit the streets.
Sightseeing, pause at a brewery for an Alt,
sightseeing, Alt, sightseeing, Alt, and so on.
As well, we stopped at the little bodegas
to refill our plastic cups as we walked,
and to bring some tasty beer selections
back to the hotel in the evenings.
Ich bin ein Altbier!
Nein, nein, nein!
Ich möchte ein Altbier!
In einem glas, bitte.

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Prearranged floral arrangement delivered by forklift.

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Stahlhof

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Entenbrot ist Ententod

(Duck’s bread is duck’s death)

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Johanneskirche (St. Jean’s Church)

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Brewery Stop #1:

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and
Alt Work (Füchschen Altbeir inspired artwork)

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Standing in the rain on Oberkasseler Brücke
(Oberkassel Bridge between Düsseldorf-Heerdt)
with the Rheinturm (Rhine Tower) in the background.

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Tonhalle

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NRW Forum

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Museum Kunstpalast

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Stadterhebungsmonument (City Monument) by Bert Gerresheim

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Radschlägerbrunnen (Cartwheel Fountain)

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Rathaus (City Hall) at the Marktplatz

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Johann Wilhelm II, Elector Palatine

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Neanderkirche

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St. Andreaskirche

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Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen Arts Venue

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Brewery Stop #2:

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Hausbrauerei Zum Schlüssel

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A lawn duck we fed, a golden bulldog begging to be ridden, and deer in need of being petted.

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Bad Day at the Haus of Karnevals

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Spraying swans, a snaking sink, and the city’s symbol,

the Düsseldorf Cartwheeler, on a manhole cover.

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Enten Füttern Verboten

(Duck Feeding Forbidden)

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Tile mosaic behind glass in a museum.

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Brewery Stop #3:

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Brauerei Uerige
“Alles andere ist alt.”
(Everything else is old.)

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Heinrich-Heine Institut

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