[last month when i spent a day in düsseldorf my first stop was the beautiful rococo palace in the benrath neighborhood. it consists of three buildings: the main building ‘corps de logis’ and two smaller ones left and right (one hosting a museum for garden art, the other a museum of natural history). in front of the palace a lake… Read More düsseldorf. a visit to schloss benrath and its park.
neuer zollhof – also known as the gehry buildings- is an ensemble of three buildings: a white one, a red one and a -so typical for gehry- silver one made of stainless steel. they are located at medienhafen (media harbour), an urban renewal area in duesseldorf. “The Rheinhafen centre of arts and the media by Frank O.… Read More germany. düsseldorf. medienhafen. neuer zollhof by frank gehry.
[i spent last friday in düsseldorf, mainly to visit schloss benrath and the medienhafen. the pictures above were taken on my way from benrath to the port; in the city center, the old town and along the rhine.]
“flossis” are 29 sculptures made by artist rosalie, climbing up two buildings at media port in düsseldorf (24 at speditionsstrasse 15a and 5 of them on the building next door). the name “flossis” was presumably given to them because of their flipper-like hands and feet, since the german word for flippers is “flossen”.
[i am having few days off from work and am enjoying the fabulous weather we’re finally having to the fullest. i decided to use those days to be a tourist in my own town, as well as in cities near by. so yesterday i spent a day in düsseldorf, mostly in the old town and at the medienhafen. sorry… Read More germany. a day in düsseldorf.