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Bonn, Bochum, World: FOOD

Food / Nahrung

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Yes, the “Rheinische Küche” exists with very specific dishes, but it’s just a nostalgic wish, that it reflects Bonn’s soul or gives this area an own identity like “Schweinshaxe mit Sauerkaut”, because it is not practised regulary.

The ordinary food (especially in public) is Currywurst/Pommes, Pizza, Salad, Döner, Icecream and of course McDonalds, Subway, “mobile” Crepes and so on, like in nearly every German town. And lunch with “International cuisine” in the canteen.

Markus, Bochum:

SAUCISSE AU CURRY:  Saucisse au curry en plus pommes de terre avec mayonnaise.

SOUL FOOD:   ‘The knight in shining armor.’

AID:  Since 1998 the Wattenscheider Tafel e.V. gives aid by distributing food to the indigent, by collecting spill-over groceries from supermarkets and donations. Further they support people in need by clothes, furniture and language courses. One of Germany’s first organization which uses the spill-over-distribution principle (if I’m not wrong, I think it wast he first !).

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Bonn, Bochum, World: MOVIETITLES

Movietitles / Filmtitel

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Christian, Bonn:

Sorry, but where else you can find so much Movietitles in pure form like during Karneval?

Markus, Bochum:

Charlie Brown – It’s The Great Pumpkin (USA, 1966)

Gegen die Wand (GER, 2004)

Herr Lehmann (GER, 2003)


Bonn, Bochum, World: INSTITUTIONS

Institutions / Institutionen

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Institutions in Bonn were built for their purpose, for nothing else. From the smallest local secretary to the UNO.

Markus, Bochum:

KNAPPSCHAFT:   Building of the Bundesknappschaft (miners insurance).

BERGMANNSHEIL:   The former miners hospital is now a renowned hospital in this area.

SCHAUSPIELHAUS:   Bochums theatre the Schauspielhaus were elected for several times as the third best in the german speaking area right after Vienna and Zürich. Herbert Grönemeyer, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Peter Lohmeyer, Armin Rode and of course Tana Schanzara were only a few well known actors acted for this theatre.

WHAT’S THE RIGHT ORDER?

a) FIEGE Pils, Currywurst, Pommes Mayo

b) ASTRA, Madjes mit Brötchen

c) PAULANER, Brathähnchen mit Kraut


Bonn, Bochum, World: TRADITION

Tradition

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Puppenkönig

Hut Weber

Markus, Bochum:

OPEL FACTORY:   A long tradition for Bochums worker will end next year with closing down the car factory.

DÖNNINGHAUS WURSTBUDE:   In 1954 a butcher had the idea to open a little snack bar to serve fried sausages and currywurst to the customers. With a great success since now. ‘Gehse inne Stadt. Wat macht dich da satt.. …ne Currywurst !!!’

ZECHE:   Great memories I have (and Christian as well) about this discothek and concert club. Talk, dance and drink… ..and of course all these concerts.   …even the Red Hot Chili Peppers started their carrier here in the 80s!  www.zeche.com


Bonn, Bochum, World: WAR

War / Krieg

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Christian, Bonn:

1941: Bunker in Dransdorf

1979: The Underground under the Central station was built with the double function as a bunker for 4500 persons during the cold war.

2014: It’s not over. 1300 people in the huge areal of the ministry of defence seem to have enough work.

Markus, Bochum:

DEAD 1- …in 1943 about 300 civilians died at the entry of this shelter

DEAD 2 – …lined up soldiers tomb at the central cementary.

DEAD 3 – …memorial for the huge amount of forced laborers.


Bonn, Bochum, World: SURROUNDING

Surrounding / Umgebung

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  • Inner circle: Agriculture and wood break up the suburban estates (here Ippendorf)
  • Middle circle: Exits connect the motorway ring around Bonn with the city (here Poppelsdorf)
  • Outer circle: Lonely landroads in the night lead to the villages near Bonn (here Witterschlick)

Markus, Bochum:

SOUTH:   The Burg Blankenstein is located at the Ruhr’s south river side in Hattingen-Blankenstein, but since 1922 it’s a property of the city of Bochum. The construction was finished in 1243. I grew up pretty close to that place and it offers us an actually great playground when we were kids. The role allocations was always quiet clear: boys –> knights / girls –> princesses 🙂

EAST:   Motorway A43. …it’s greener there as you expected, huh? (as far you can say that by a monochrome picture 😉 )

NORTH WEST:   At the very left side on the horizon, you can see a part of the Schalke-Arena (12km). In the center of the horizon you see the cooling tower of the EON power plant Gelsenkirchen (19km). The little mountain right next to that is the slag heap of Bottrop (25km).


Bonn, Bochum, World: FAULTS

Faults / Fehler

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Oversized: The administration house of Bonn isn’t just ugly and anonymous, but also oversized, when Bonn still thought, that it would become the middle of Europe.

Disconnected: After many officials went to Berlin, Medinghoven and its big apartment blocks were allocated to unemployed persons and immigrants, partly financed by Bonn. The result of this mismatch is an upcoming ghetto.

Mismanaged: Bonn has no money. For example the mismanagement with the scandalous WCCB (Insolvency of the impostar) ends in closed baths because of to less human ressources for lifesavers. The youth without opportunities for sports, fun and leisure.

Markus, Bochum:

–  WRONG DIRECTION:   “Da haben die Bäume in der Baumschule aber mal schön nicht aufgepasst!” wie Oppa jetzt sagen würde. – During the terrible thunderstorm on the whitsun-holiday, Bochum get hit really hard. With some interesting results…

–  WRONG INSTRUCTION:   “You can’t always get what you want!”, like Mick Jaggers grandpa would say.

–  WRONG SHOES


Bonn, Bochum, World: SUMMER

Summer / Sommer

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Christian, Bonn:

Bonn during summer means Rhine, relaxation, sports and events. The Bonn triathlon is one of the biggest sports events in Bonn and happens… at the Rhine with thousands of relaxed people beside the track with or without Kölsch. This year a really hot event with hundreds of partly professional participiants, starting with some fresh 4 km in the Rhine, changing  to the bike 60 km up and down the “Siebengebirge” and ending with 15 km along the Rhine.

Markus, Bochum:

Besides the storages lake, walking-, bicycle- and rollerblade-paths, Bochums Ruhr-Valley offers you lots of recreation and summer sports activities…

–  ON THE GROUND

–  AT THE WATER

–  IN THE AIR


Bonn, Bochum, World: TECHNIQUE

Technique / Technik

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Technique in Bonn means Telecommunication, the whole process from sending to receiving. The Magenta T and dots (Transmitter) are is visible  nearly everywhere in Bonn (here: brigde over b9 between the Head office buildings). The units of German Telekom are spread all over the city. But a deeper view offers alldaily technique, either puplic like outdatetd loudspeakers for sports (Sender) or private (Satellite Receiver characerize  the big bungalow estate at ‘Brüser Berg’)

Markus, Bochum:

–  READ THE INSTRUCTION:   A nice homage towards the vintage technique of traffic lights was reinstalled at a crossroad in the city center. The rotating pointer shows the phases of STOP or GO. Simple but effective.

–  SCRATCHING THE SURFACE:   Human Instinct vs. High-Tech predominance. If it works? Ask the coin!

–  PULLING THE TRIGGER:   Bochums technique at it’s best: Grab the bottle. Spread the little finger as a sign of respect and your good manners. Push the metal clip of the shutter in horizontal direction. Enjoy the sound, the smell and the taste of Bochums brewed FIEGE PILS. Feel happy and be one with the universe.


Bonn, Bochum, World: APART / BEYOND

Apart/Beyond // Getrennt/Abseits/Jenseits

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Christian, Bonn:

The very highfrequented railway track from the city to Bad Godesberg ist characterized by many garden plots beyond the track. No escape areas with garden gnomes among pretty flowers for the weekend, but with many crop plants, grown mainly by immigrants. But before this time items like chairs seem to be far apart from their functional place, still hoping for their use during a break of hardworking women and men.

Markus, Bochum:

APART does not necessarily have a negative meaning. There could be different ways of reaching a mutual goal together.

–  APART / BY TIME (living in its own time, with its own speed and share this with the community)

–  APART / BY PATHS (BOCHUMER JUNGEN LIED: “…und kommen wir wieder zusammen – auf wechselnder Lebensbahn – sind wir immer noch die Bochumer Jungen – Junge, da kannst dich drauf verlassen !” / “…and we come back together – on changing path of life – we are still the same Bochum boys – boy, you can rely on that”)

–  APART / BY SPECIES (floodgate at the Bochum storage lake. Left side: path for fishes. Right side: path for human canoeist. Two ways. One goal.)


Bonn, Bochum, World: CENTER

Center / Zentrum

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Christian, Bonn:

The Münsterplatz is the central place in Bonn’s city beside the big church “Bonner Münster”. And the main attraction, meeting point, pride of the city,  in the middle of this place, surrounded by gastronomy, events, shops is Beethoven at himself.

Markus, Bochum:

BOCHUM CENTER:  masses – hectic – anonymous

BOCHUM-WEITMAR CENTER:  acquaintance – busy – familiar

BOCHUM-WEITMAR-BÄRENDORF CENTER:  neighbors – relaxed – individual


Bonn, Bochum, World: UP IN THE AIR

Up in the Air / In der Luft

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Up in the air fly planes, birds and kites. But not so many planes, birds and kites in Bonn during last time, and -promised- I looked up at the sky day by day, so i’ve got a bloody nose every time!

But this absence allowed me to realize, how clouds and the colour of the sky unify the urban reality of Bonn’s typical building fronts with it’s environment. Urbanized sky up in the air.

Markus, Bochum:

–  FLOOD LIGHT  (flood light post at the Ruhrstadion)

–  AVIATION (there are many planes on Bochums sky, because Bochum marks a turning point for the aviation towards the Düsseldorf International Airport…  …doch wer wohnt schon in Düsseldorf?)

–  NILS HOLGERSON (brants and other birds use Bochum storage lake as a resting place during their long flights between summers and winters quarters)


Bonn, Bochum, World: VASTNESS

Vastness / Weite

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Vastness in the city: The twilight zone between urban and unspoiled. Created by sky, distance and visibility.

Markus, Bochum:

–  ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER   ..princes kept a view. – “No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke – “There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke – But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate – So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late” – (Bob Dylan) @ Burg Blankenstein

–  SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES    A model of a pit-system of Bochums mine-pits. Bochum and the whole Ruhrarea is undermined by an huge pit-system. In the 1981s movie “Jede Menge Kohle” the miner Katlewski was sick of his live in Recklinghausen. So he decided to walk the subterranean path towards Dortmund. Nine days later he poped up there, to begin a new life…         song title (Bob Dylan) @ Bergbaumuseum

–  VALLEY BELOW   “One more cup of coffee for the road – One more cup of coffee ’fore I go – To the valley below” (Bob Dylan) @ Tippelsberg


Bonn, Bochum, World: ZODIAC

Zodiac / Tierkeis-, Sternzeichen

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I’m not a friend of great interpretations. More I like to explore things, as what they are. And I wasn’t creative enough to create a connection between urbanity and astrology. So what was to do except to realize a funny search game in the city?

At the end the theme helped me to fokus me, while I walked across one of the greatest flea markets in Germany (Rheinauen), not getting lost in the immense impressions, which overwhelmed me.

A place, where things of Bonn and surrounding resurrect to meet each other. Combinations, which will never come together again. Wether the Lava lamp beside Jesus or a stuffed hawk beside Winnie Puuh: No hierarchies, no preferences, no evaluations.

Markus, Bochum:

–  GEMINI:   Open air art installation as a memorial for the profession of the miners at the mine ‘Zeche Hannover’.

–  AQUARIUS:   …okay, I will explain. Memorial of the Kuhhirte (cowherd). When I was a little boy, for me this man was drinking from a bottle instead of blowing a horn. Every time I argued with my father, but he could never convince me that he was blowing a horn. This man was drinking! He was my Aquarius.

–  LEO:  A justifiably controversial monument of Bochum. The memorial of the first world war with it’s inscription ‘Der Überzahl erlegen, im Geiste unbesiegt’ (‘The majority inferior, in a spirit undefeated.’). – Proponents point out that this memorial represents the zeitgeist of that time and is to be considered as a warning. But there is no message or info board on that memorial available where the viewer is enlightened about the different meanings in the past and nowadays.


Bonn, Bochum, World: BRIDGES

Bridges / Brücken

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Bonn, Bochum, World: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Under construction / Im Bau

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Bonn, Bochum, World: OLD AND YOUNG

Old and Young / Jung und Alt

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Bonn, Bochum, World: CULTURE

Culture / Kultur

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Bonn, Bochum, World: SPEED

Speed / Geschwindigkeit

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Bonn, Bochum, World: WEEKEND

Weekend / Wochenende

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Bonn, Bochum, World: REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS / SPIEGELUNGEN

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Bonn, Bochum, World: HOMES

Homes / Heime

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Bonn, Bochum, World: LINES

Lines / Linien

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Bonn, Bochum, World: RELIGION

Religion

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Bonn, Bochum, World: NO FUN

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No fun / Kein Spaß

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