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  • Day6

    The Apocalypse Tram

    June 9, 2015 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Düsseldorf is a well connected city. There is the S Bahn, the U Bahn, the trams and the buses. Getting about the city is easy. Then there is the location of the city itself. Nordrhein-Westfalen -- Germany's most populous and densely populated state -- is nearly twice the size of Wales, but has over double the population of London. 18 million people live here, and Düsseldorf is the capital. Trains come and go by the minute, hastily keeping the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Wuppertal, Dortmund, Duisburg, etc, well connected. Then there are trains, several times an hour, to the nearby Netherlands and Belgium. That is a real plus side to Düsseldorf.

    But then there is the downside to living in Düsseldorf, or at least a downside to living on BachStraße in Düsseldorf. For here we have to endue the apocalypse trams. You see, Düsseldorf has really new trams, new trams, trams, old trams, and really old trams. And then it has the oldest trams in the known universe. It just so happens that these trams (strange remnants, let over from when the universe was just a fraction-of-a-millionth-of-a-second-old) make their way down BachStraße every ten minutes. And they seem to run all night long, too.

    It makes sleeping hard. And I often find myself awaking at some godforsaken hour, thinking the world is about to end, only to realise it is one of the apocalypse trams slowly passing by.

    Despite being deafening loud, they are elusive and hard to photograph. I managed to catch one on camera as it was passing, but the quality isn't very good.
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  • Day26

    Giant Wooden Strawberry with Man Inside

    June 29, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    I was 26 when I saw my first giant wooden strawberry with a man inside. I've been seeing them every since. Outside the Bilk Arcarden, what's that, a giant wooden strawberry! The other day, in the middle of a vast stretch of countryside, somewhere near Viersen, I saw another giant wooden strawberry. Giant wooden strawberries here, giant wooden strawberries there, giant wooden strawberries everywhere.Read more

  • Day3

    Colourful Bilk

    June 6, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Bilk is colourful, overwhelmingly colourful. I've tried to capture some of that colour, but its hard to do in just six photos. The buildings; the cafés overspilling on to the street; the fruit stalls of oranges, watermelons, applets, strawberries. Everywhere you go, ever corner you turn, there is colour. The sun is out, it's a hundred-million degrees, and everything is drenched in light. Colour, heat, colour.Read more

  • Day2439


    April 15, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Ruhrpott ❤️ Liebe - wieso in die Ferne, wenn es auch in der Nähe so viel zu entdecken gibt!

    Leckeres Essen zu einem Bombenpreis hatten wir im Ziegenpeter am Rheinpark. Gestärkt ging es dann zur nicht weit entfernten Tiger & Turtle. Einer begehbaren Skulptur aus Stahl und Zink, die an eine Achterbahn erinnert.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Bilk, Düsseldorf-Bilk, Дюссельдорф-Бильк