European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010
Maundy Thursday we planned to go from Essen and visit Cologne. But, we were forced to change our plan, due to a severe accident on the Autobahn – A3 – which is the most circulated in Germany.
Insted we went here:
Or more exactly here:
To the Zollverein colliery and coking Plant World Heritage Site close to Essen in Germany.
The Ruhr Museum opened on the 10th of January 2010, the official start of the programme of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010.
This is a model of the whole site. CLICK TO ENLARGE.
Here you see it as is –it is huge
What’s here, we thought ---
Well, we went closer---
OK –we found the Entrance – An escalotor that brougth us up “Sky High” up. Zeynep and Anna borh were in a very positvive and eager mind to what to find inside.
Well, here you see Anna, She is standing upon a white spot.
The other visitor on another. Why?
SOUND SCUPLTURES – Yeah. Anna listened to the Birds while the other Woman listened to Waterfalls.
After all, we were here. See the constructions?
OK, I think You have a better idea when seeing this above.
Now, here in this Museum you will find art, culture and history – even 300 millions years back. What you see above is simply a a symbol af melting Iron down the Stairways.
We went to the highest point of the Museum. Easter Look.
Just some facts:
See the old Railway Tracks?
I short: When Coal and minerals were discovered in the “Ruhr” inland area, they did have a great challenge:
How to transport to the markeds? Railways were build. But before thet:
By Boats and constructing Channels and Locks, like you see a model over here. A very special construction, no longer in use.But the Waterways and Channels was in fact a very important success factor for the success of the “Ruhr Gebiet” in Germany and in Europe as a whole.
Here you see a model of one of the first “Speed Boats”. One that could go up and down the river Rhein. On the Channels, Horses were the main power to drive the boats, but on the great rivers upstream, some newer technologies were needed.
My friends, this was just a very short introduction to RUHR.20010. You might read more here and find out more about the Industrial Revolution.
PS. This is the first time ever, I do post from an application where I can write and post photos from my own computer without beeing on-line. I have noe ideas how this will end up, but I X my fingers when I hit the “Publish” symbol.