Ruhrgebiet part 1
With my friend Katrin I had decided to travel for a weekend in January. We were thinking of Belgium but the Corona-regulations were written in a way that we didn’t understand if we had to do something or not so in the end we decided to stay in Germany and go to the Ruhr-Area instead. There are lots of differrent cities in close proximity and we soon found some good foto-spots for our list of things to do. In the end we both took friday off. Katrin came to get me mid-morning and we decided to start in Herdecke at the viaduct. Initially we had trouble to find a good photo-spot as we wanted to get pics from above but that was difficult so we decided to take pics from below. Not a bad foto-spot. 🙂 We wanted to take pics of Herdecke city as well as it looked cute but it started to rain so we just stopped at the shopping center to get something for dinner at the supermarket.
From Herdecke we drove to Oberhausen where the two main spots on our list were ‚The wizzard’s apprentice‘ (Der Zauberlehrling) which looks like a utility pole and the ‚Slinky Springs to Fame‘-bridge. While the first one was uneventful but fun, the bridge turned out to be a photographers dream. While we were there it started to get dark and the illumination came one. I think we were there for two hours. Lots of people seem to go there for a photo-session when it gets dark so once it was dark we didn’t even try to take pics on the bridge.
From there we drove over to Duisburg where we had booked into a small hotel with not a lot of guests. We didn’t really want to risk anything and if there had been more people at breakfast (just us and one more guest) I would have gotten breakfast below and eaten in our room. It had started to drizzle but we still had the Duisburg Inner Harbour (Binnehafen) on our list so we drove over to take some pics of the Werhahn-house and later the green WDR-house which was not as green as we had thought. After that it was finally time to go back to the hotel and get some sleep…