Hey boys and girls!
Thursday there was Queensday in the Netherlands. It’s supposed to be a day of parties, open market (everyone can sell stuff on the streets, some sort of national garage-sale) and the Queen makes visits to villages… well this year it was difference since some total lunatic tried to attack the Queen, failed but DID kill and injure a lot of people in that brutal act.
The party atmosphere all suddenly became bitter…
— But —
The day after, 2 friends and me had the idea to do a random travel. Victor, Erfan and me took a train to the border of the Netherlands and Germany. And the result was that we actually made it to Germany. We had some trouble finding the proper hotel so at an early hour we took the first train to Duisburg from Emmerich am Rhein. We had a great trip and thus we present you all:
It’s going to be a lot of pictures… so get some popcorn, have a drink and enjoy my pictures!
Okay, we went by train to Arnhem, then to Doetinchem and from there we took the bus to ‘s Heerenbergen (pronounced as zerenbergen).
But we didn’t know what the end-stop was so aparently we went back to Zeddam. The next bus was due in one hour so we decided to WALK to Emmerich. This picture was taken there. Look, we DO have hills!
Sun was getting lower, looked lovely.
And the path continued…
Just a random Sepia pic I thought it fitted the moment haha.
And then we actually went over the boarder and arrived in Germany!
There the sunset still looked lovely haha:
But yes it was getting later and later.
Then we arrived in Emmerich am Rhein, and since this is in the “Ruhr area” there aparently is lot’s of industry. Yes there is.
We went to the centre of Emmerich to check out the city centre and look for a hotel.
After lot’s of hassle with hotels we went to a german pub that actually appeared to be a Polish pub and we LOVED it there!
So this was the whole travelcrew. Me, Erfan and Victor.
At 4 in the morning we where wating at the Emmerich am Rhein Bahnhoff. This was our lovely view. Well Vic and Erfan where waiting inside the station, I took a walk.
More Emmerich am Rhein Bahnhoff stuff… and more to come:
And here. This train was at quite a distance but I walked there and walked on the track to make this picture. The day after I took another picture in broad daylight with my new Canon EOS 3000 analog camara.
After a VERY turbulant journey to Duisburg, we actually arrived. Here we where standing on a bridge looking at the morning light.
In the far distance we saw this massive building. Just thinking of buying it to do photoshoots and host huge parties just makes me shiver!
Another harbour shot.
We climbed over a fence and went to the large building. Especially from up close it became obvious: it needed some renovation lol.
The older harbour crane from up close. Looks like a mech warrior for some reason…
When we left I saw this pole at a gate. And yes I forgot to add the borders haha.
The large building had some old compound close so I took a picture from within. Quite some over exposure there haha.
The building itself was quite dark. I think it was built just before World War II.
Then we left. After this shot I saw my battery was extremely low so I had to save for film (since I was filming with my 5DMKII all the time)
In the afternoon we went home, so we took the train:
And arrived home safely around 18:00.
It was a hell of a trip but I loved it. Tired as I was, I went to bed around 22:00 and woke up the next day around 6:00 am haha.
Can’t wait for my next trip. This was it for now hope you all enjoyed this update which took me 2 hours to create haha!