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Essen Steele, Germany - 23rd January 2009

By: BlackCat

That’s us in front of the pitman statue in Steele. Pitmen were really good for the city Essen, because they had a lot of coal mines here. Now there are only a few ones left and no one is still working, but this statue should remind you of the pitmen that did the work to make Essen to such a big city like it is now.



* Posted Mar 18, 2009, 11:14 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Essen Margarethenhöhe, Germany - 28th January 2009

By: BlackCat

Today we went with BlackCat when she visited her boyfriend at work. He is working in a company that is in the Margarethenhöhe.
The Margarethenhöhe is a jewel of the city. It is one of the loveliest examples of the German garden city idea. This area of the city is idyllic and was donated in 1906 by Margarethe Krupp on the occasion of her daughter Bertha’s wedding. Maximum two storeys high, comfortably equipped flats for workers and employees were developed following the plans of architect Georg Metzendorf. Even though the area gives a feeling of unity, no house is the same. Various design elements such as bow fronts and hedgerows, arched gables, plaster and natural stone foundations were used to give homes individual appearances. The estate has been under historical preservation since 1987.
It was really nice there but it was still dark, so the photos aren’t so good.


A picture of Margarethe Krupp

* Posted Mar 18, 2009, 11:15 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Essen, Germany - 1st February 2009

By: BlackCat

This is one shop in the city of Essen. We found it when we were just walking around there. Doesn’t it look nice?


* Posted Mar 18, 2009, 11:16 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Essen, Germany - 3rd February 2009

By: BlackCat

Today we made some cookies for the budgies of BlackCat. She found a recipe online how she can make cookies for her birds herself and wanted to try it. So we went with her in the kitchen and helped her as good as we could.

Looking for the grain feed

Putting an egg to the flour

Mixing it

Putting the grain feed into the mix of eggs and flour

Mixing it again


Making little cookies of it (not perfect, we know)

and now we have to wait 15 minutes…

The cookies are ready =)!

And the birds are happy about it.

* Posted Mar 18, 2009, 11:18 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Essen, Germany - 5th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

I am back at my adopted family's home, just in time to visit my mentor's 'adopted' family. They live many miles away. I can't fly that far so we'll take a plane tomorrow morning. I'll update when I can.

* Posted Feb 5, 2009, 3:54 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Düsseldorf, Germany - 6th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

We started out early in the morning. It was still a bit dark outside. Here's our plane to go over the Atlantic. We couldn't use the flash because of the reflection in the window.

* Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:47 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

on a plane, over Great Britain - 6th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

We had a great view from the plane. The UK was covered in snow. And then, after a few clouds we had a great view of some islands.

* Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:48 pm Last edited Feb 17, 2009, 12:19 am by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

on a plane, over Canada - 6th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

I'm flying over Canada! I am happy I am on the plane and didn't have to fly all this distance myself. I would have needed a lot more time and it looks very cold out there.

* Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:50 pm Last edited Feb 17, 2009, 12:20 am by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Frisco, Texas, USA - 11th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

A residential area here:

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Frisco, Texas, USA - 12th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

We went to the playground to have some fun with all the kids.

* Posted Feb 17, 2009, 7:05 pm Last edited Mar 18, 2009, 11:24 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 15th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

I don't know where exactly we are but we are being man-handled. Some funny person went through our bag and just put in a note after that. I tried to read it but only got a glimpse before it got dark again. Something about all luggage having to be searched now.

* Posted Feb 16, 2009, 6:13 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Essen, Germany - 19th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

It snowed today but the snow melted on the ground. My new mentor said that's a good thing, because we have to drive a long way tomorrow and don't want to be stuck in the snow.

* Posted Feb 20, 2009, 1:35 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Merzig, Germany - 22nd February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

We arrived in Merzig today. This is the great view from our dorm window. You can see the former hospital and the red cross ambulance station.

* Posted Feb 24, 2009, 7:39 pm Last edited Mar 1, 2009, 12:35 pm by Apperveilchen [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

a mailbox, Germany - 27th February 2009

By: Apperveilchen

It's dark and really tight in here. I wish we had a portable DVD-player, no that wouldn't fit, maybe an ipod, that would fit... at least some playing cards? I hope we arrive soon.

* Posted Mar 1, 2009, 12:16 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands - 6th March 2009

By: Marjolein

Hello! I arrived at Marjolein's place in 's-Hertogenbosch yesterday!

Today Marjolein bought a little present for her boyfriend:


Yummie!!! That's all milkchocolate, ooh lala :D I hope a get a little piece....

Hugs Thiele

* Posted Mar 6, 2009, 5:40 pm Last edited Mar 6, 2009, 5:46 pm by Marjolein [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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