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!
Live, love, bark! 🐾
41 thoughts on “Wish I was There Wednesday ~ December 12, 2018”
That’s quite the structure.
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!
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. 😉
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!
No, there’s never too many ‘Rita’s. At least not in my mind. 🤣
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.
Those are the kind of buildings I’d create after a few beers. Straight lines? Piffle.
Haha, I think that’d be my MO too. Thanks for swinging by the Ranch. We 💜 visitors.
Hi there, it’s us from Life With 3 Dogs.. We have a new blog now–this one 🙂
PS this place sure looks beautiful. I have never been, but it looks amazing.
We’ll check our the new blog. Congrats!
Thanks! Did not want to have to create a whole new one, but unfortunately we had to.
Haven’t been there, but love the pic. … and I appreciate the last sentence of the first paragraph.
😃 I’m a big fan of beautiful architecture and Düsseldorf had much to show off.
Those are some cool looking buildings! I can see how those would inspire you to want to travel more!
Cool, yet odd but very impressive visually.
I regret more and more that I did not visit Germany while living so close!
It’s a beautiful country with something for everyone.
What a place to spark the imagination! I was in Germany in the 90s…but not to Duesseldorf, I’ll have to add it to the list!
Düsseldorf is a beautiful city with loads of very cool things to see.
Spreading holiday cheer? 90 proof will work.
Now that’s some holiday cheer!
I didn’t go there when I was in Germany–guess I’ll have to go back.
It certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea. 😉
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.
Beautiful buildings indeed, but my eyes went right for that beautiful boat that’s sterned in. Of course my eyes would go there.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
You have a good eye. 🛳
Thanks for the little trip from the comfort of my living room! Enjoy spreading Christmas cheer!
And the good news, no passport required. 😉
Very true! 🙂
I soooo want to visit Germany some day!
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,
What a small world! Next time in the area, I hope I can check it out. 😊
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.
I’ll definitely make a note of that. I’m fascinated by the old towns and…well who doesn’t love a castle?
You might also see the spot where young Mr. Pit rode his bicycle straight into the castle moat! 😀
Oh now that would be something to see! 🚴🏼♂️
It should really be marked as one of THE sightseeing spots in Linn! 😀
You should contact the mayor and remind him of a viewing opportunity for tourists.
Great idea! 😀