Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sunday afternoon around Duesseldorf

Today we went for a walk around Duesseldorf. Here are some impressions:

All of these round bulletin boards around Old Town have people or a person on them and I always do a double take:

This is one of the public toilets:

This church is near our apartment and I thought the modern art in front of it would make a great contrast:


Blogger Expat Traveler said...

you certainly won't see that in the states!

7:42 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Here in Hannover we see those "round bulletin boards" but I've never seen people on top. I'd do a double-take, too! And yes, the modern art in the foreground of the church makes for a great contrast!

9:54 PM  
Anonymous daffo said...

these round bulletin boards are called "Litfaßsäule". The first ones have been put up in Berlin 150 years ago and their inventor was Mr. Litfaß.
Greetings from Berlin :-)

10:49 PM  
Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

Very cool photos! I have a similiar one of the church and modern art, but I don't remember seeing the people on top of the bulletin boards, that would freak me out, especially if I had some pilz in me;) sigh, I miss Germany!
take care!
btw, how is your deutch coming along?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

In Aachen they have cement horses in random places instead of people. *Pffft*

2:56 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

I think our Litfaßsäulen have just a gold ball on top. I reckon I don't really pay attention to them.

And our Pissoirs just say "Pissoir" on them. Can you imagine how well the word "Pissoir" on a public toilet door would go over in America? We can't even get ourselves to say "toilet" and have to say "bathroom" or "rest room" or the ever popular "lavatory".

10:31 PM  

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