When your friend invites you to his black belt karate training at JC71 Düsseldorf, prepare to get your mind blown. Pictures can barely capture the energy and focus that was permitted. Thank you for the great opportunity to experience this exhiliarating training.
Imagine a city with no rules when it comes to architecture. Well it exists and it's called Rotterdam. The younger (and much cheaper) sister of Amsterdam offers great options for foodies and art lovers to explore the birthplace of Erasmus.
Let's face it, Düsseldorf is a great city for walking. Not too touristy, very green and full of gems. A recent walking tour was from the neighborhood Flingern to the Oberkassel bridge. This is a 5k walk and has some pretty things en route.
I plan on doing a Düsseltal and Flingern tour really soon, they have some beautiful buildings there! Stay tuned.
There's a beautiful contrast to Düsseldorf's bustle. Every now and then, a farmer (who is usually never in sight. Probably having a coffee somewhere...) leaves his flock of sheep to graze near the Oberkassel bridge. And there they are, enjoying their life, grazing, resting from grazing, watching the boats pass by.
This time I had the chance to take pictures of athletes at the Ruderclub Germania in Düsseldorf. It was an incredibly exciting experience. I severely underestimated the effort that is required to row like a pro. If you want to watch these guys do their thing, be sure to visit the Medienhafen on Sunday 'round Noon!
We were really lucky with the weather. Sunny 20°C with a cool breeze.
A big thank you to the wonderful team!