Next were the cities of Datteln and Cologne. I started in Datteln living on a couch at the work of my step dad's business partner Volker. Thank you again Volker for everything!!
The business I lived in
|This is the couch I slept on. It has a fold out bed |
and is actually very comfortable.
|They had just finished building when I arrived. So they were|
putting on the finishing touches (ie landscape, windows, doors).
|This is a robot they use. It is pretty cool.|
|I even did some work while I was there. I helped spread the dirt|
around the building that was going to be used to plant flowers and
make the place look good.
Dortmund an old steel mill city and a great soccer team
|This is a mechanism to raise and lower ships that pass|
through the canals.
|We went to an old steel mill at night that gives tours. The old steel|
mill was like its own city. It had a railroad track, shops, and places to eat.
|This was used to carry the hot steel to the cooling area.|
Cologne a city with a chocolate museum
|This is the city from a rooftop I was on.|
|This was a high ropes park for kids and adults.|
Looks pretty cool.
|The big cathedral in the center of Cologne.|
|A biergarten in Cologne. We decided to have some|
Budweiser from Czech. It was originally produced in Czech
and then one brother went to America to produce it. It was
100 times better then the Budweiser in America.
The Sheep Hostel in Cologne
More from Cologne
|The cathedral again.|
|Some guy fishing.|
|This is the bridge of love in Cologne. Each lock represents |
a marriage or a proposal of love. And only the couple has the lock.
The Chocolate Museum in Cologne
|These are cocoa beans from Brazil.|
|The top ten chocolate consuming countries.|
|The ingredients for one chocolate bar.|
|Free Samples!!!!!!!!! It is a chocolate fountain!|
|Old chocolate vending machines. So cool!|
|Plants in the museum's greenhouse. This is a coffee plant.|
|This is the mustard museum across from the chocolate museum.|
I decided not to go in because their free samples are not as
good as the chocolate museums =)
The Nazi Documentation Center-It is located in an old Nazi Gestapo (police) building. The top two floors were used as office buildings and in the basement was a prison where Jewish people were imprisoned.
|The sign says, "Give me five years and|
you will not recognize Germany again."
It was said by Adolf Hitler to get elected
and in the back you see the destruction of
the city after WWII. I guess he was right.
|The bridge after WWII|
|One of the cells.|
|These were writings on the wall of the prison cells.|
In this set they are mostly numbers for each day they
were in the prison.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures, and my next stop is Berlin. So be ready for some pics.
Talk to you later,