day 317: crossing
Yesterday I went to Düsseldorf to meet with my friend. We met at the station and then headed to a Japanese restaurant on Immermannstraße. Since I’m allergic to all sorts of stuff, of course I couldn’t eat any of the meals there. However, I ordered a delicious mango juice and every now and then I had a bite of plain rice, which was actually quite nice considering. As close to eating out as I can get. Afterwards we walked towards the Altstadt, the old part of town, and on the way stepped into a robot shop. Yes, there actually is a robot shop in Düsseldorf. Apart from robotic vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers they also had a few bug robots. They had different remote controlled ones with legs. Sadly they weren’t programmable or I probably would have bought one to play a bit. Does that all sound a bit Japanese to you? Well, this was all in the Japanese quarter, which is just in front of the station. For some reason there are quite a lot of Japanese in Düsseldorf and my friend studied Japanese at the university here. At one point he triumphantly pointed at a sign in Japanese and said “hah”. Since I don’t understand Japanese though, he had to explain that they are looking for staff.
Near the river Rhein we bought some mango and water melon slices, then quickly stepped into a record shop without buying anything, and then sat down on a bench overlooking the river to eat. It was so bright that we soon decided to move on. On the way back we walked through the Hofgarten where I took this picture. I think my brain is starting to work monochrome now, since I could put this through black and white conversion without even adjusting the contrasts much.
Oh, by the way, if you’d like to see some more of my quick and dirty film scans, check out this Google+ album. If you’re on G+ feel free to add me. Lately if I have the time I usually share my outtakes there, i.e. the pictures that don’t make it onto the blog.