Wish I was There Wednesday ~ December 12, 2018

At my inner core, I think there’s must be a smidgen of gypsy DNA that gets aroused  after returning from a wonderful trip. As I’ve been organizing the Puerto Vallarta trip photos,I have gone down the rabbit-hole looking through other photos from trips longing for even more travels. So today should come as no surprise for the”Wish I Was There Wednesday” post which pays homage to one such trip. During a trip to Northern Germany, I spent a number of days visiting Germany’s fashion capitol, Düsseldorf. While some old seaport towns fall on hard times, Düsseldorf is a shiny example of vibrancy that captivates visitors with its display of old and new architecture.

The Rheinhafen centre of arts and the media consists of three contrasting building complexes and appears like a gigantic sculpture along the riverfront. Each one of the “Neuer Zollhof” buildings is made with different outer materials with the central building reflecting the buildings on its northern and southern side, creating a visual link between the three. It’s truly a fascinating view as one travels down the busy Rhine River. Created by the renown architect, Frank O. Gehry, these buildings were built in the late 1990’s and are a beautiful landmark in the city.

Have  pawtastic Hump Day. Now I must ‘jet off’ to West Pines to spread some holiday cheer among the residents. Catch up with you soon!

Düsseldorf Germany

Live, love, bark! 🐾

41 thoughts on “Wish I was There Wednesday ~ December 12, 2018

  1. FiveSibesMom

    Great pic! I have roots in Germany as my great-grandparents were born there! My aunt just came back from a trip to Germany and a cruise along the Danube with a stop off in Austria. And my high school BFF was in the Army stationed in Stuttgart, and a another dear friend (I met through a blogging holiday exchange years ago!) lives over in Bienenbüttel! I love seeing pics and all the amazing handcrafted items from there. And the architecture is something you just can’t beat. Thanks for a great trip for this armchair traveler!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Happy to have you on our tour. Feel free to join us on our next trip. No passport needed either, no pesky TSA agents either. 😉

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  3. rubytheairedale

    Okays, I thoughts I had one too many margaritas!!! BOL!!! (waits…IS there such a thing??? ) Pawsome pic! I hopes you guys have a pawsome day spreading loves and joy!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  4. Xena and Lucy

    I know it’s just an illusion, but the buildings in the foreground sort of look like they are leaning. How great that you had the chance to tour this beautiful city. We love to travel too, and hope to do more some day, after we retire.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Haha, I think that’d be my MO too. Thanks for swinging by the Ranch. We 💜 visitors.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      😃 I’m a big fan of beautiful architecture and Düsseldorf had much to show off.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks, it was an accident I stumbled on this one. But one I’m glad I did. That was a very special trip and the memories were a warm hug to my heart.

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  5. Pit

    Duesseldorf!!! 🙂 🙂 Now that’s not far from where I was born, the town of Krefeld-Linn, just a few miles downriver and on the opposite bank. Fancy that! You’ve been there!
    I agree: Duesseldorf is quite a vibrant town.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Pit

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      1. Pit

        A small world indeed. If you want to check it out, I suggest you go to Linn, not because that’s the suburb in which I was born, but because it is much nicer then Krefeld, It has a castle and a nicely rebuilt old part.

      2. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

        I’ll definitely make a note of that. I’m fascinated by the old towns and…well who doesn’t love a castle?

      3. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

        You should contact the mayor and remind him of a viewing opportunity for tourists.

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