This school in Dormagen, a suburb of Dusseldorf,
invited us over to talk to them about life in Africa. Elvis asked the
students: "So, before we tell you about Africa, why don't you tell us
what you know?" The sole response (translated freely from German) was:
"Uh... It's a continent?"
The grafitto is universal. I happen to be obscuring the word
"Stephanie". James, a colleague from Tanzania, was pining for his
significant other of that name, hence the picture. Sorry, guess you had
to be there...
This woman was ... probably still is ... a
reporter for the local paper. She also had an incredibly striking face
which I stole from across the room while panning with the zoom.
This is your first look at Mathias Schroen (on the
left) who was our minder for the junket. Tania next to him is a fraulein
from Dusseldorf who works for the municipality of Dormagen who hosted us
on our visit to the school and the firestation which explains the
fireman next to her.
Desmond took this pic. Note the Sydney Australia
tee shirt. Patriotic, that's me...
I have a problem with heights, but jumped at the
chance to ride the cherry picker which was a "small" model which went up
to "only" 30 metres.
I remember looking around at this point and being
able to see Cologne in one direction, Dusseldorf in another, and the
huge Bayer complex in another, but my fingers were too tightly grasping
the edge to take more pictures.
And this is what it looked like from the ground.
That's Johan Retief, Foreign Editor of the Afrikaans daily Die Burger
who are supposedly competitors of the Cape Times, but Johan and I became
close in spite of that.
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