Sunday, 13 November 2011 05:23

Went Shopping in Düsseldorf

Written by  Ken Ku
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Yesterday, when I got into Düsseldorf, it was so nice to be greeted at the airport by a friend!  Especially when I haven't seen Keith since 2003!  I can't believe how long it has been so of course we spent most of the time just catching up.  Even though it wasn't too late, I just had to go to bed.  I think it was one of the best sleeps I've ever had!  I just completely passed out that night and didn't wake up until 10 in the morning!

We lounged around until noon and then decided to head around the town while Keith showed me some local things of Düsseldorf.  I'm so impressed with Germany that I think that it would be one of the countries that I would absolutely love to live in.  We walked towards the old town and just took our time to explore the streets.  Along the way we saw the Goethe Museum and the Jägerhof.  It is a very beautiful park and now there are some benches that are made with fluorescent lights and will light up at night!  I'm looking forward to going there at night to do some photos.  I'm sure it will make for some interesting time-lapse photography.

Once we got closer to the old town, we saw some art museums and then I was told that there was an Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Art Academy of Düsseldorf) and I wanted to go see if they had more information but unfortunately they had no brochures and asked me to come back on Monday which I will go and see if I could talk with someone.

Afterwards we just took a stroll along the River Rhine and then towards the more commercial part of the town.  While we were walking along the Rhine, we saw many people walking around with ice cream!  It wasn't completely freezing out but apparently even if it were, the Germans love their ice cream and would still eat it then too!

I was hoping to buy a new pair of jeans because I needed to find something else to wear instead of the one and only pair that I have.  Unfortunately, instead of buying jeans, I bought a wool hoodie, fingerless knitted gloves, and a furry trapper hat.  Yes another, I am truly addicted to having them.  They are the most wonderful things ever!  As we walked out of the old town, we noticed that they have already started to put up the stalls for the Christmas Markets!  Here in Düsseldorf they will open on Thursday this week.  Unfortunately I won't be able to see them here but maybe up north and definitely in Berlin when I go there around the end of November.

Later, Keith and I walked then walked to the most expensive street where stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, and Cartier are.  It was very tempting to go inside them but I refrained.  People here in Düsseldorf are actually very fashionable.  In fact, everyone in Europe are very fashionable.  You very RARELY see anyone wear sweats outside of their house.  If you do, they are usually from the States or maybe Canada.

Last modified on Monday, 14 November 2011 07:46
Ken Ku

Ken Ku

A photographer/printmaker/perpetual wanderer going on a backpacking adventure around the world.  Follow my journey as I discover new places and meet new people!



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