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Best Of 2012 (January 1st — December 31st, 2012)


Nocot Rice Field Heaven

Wil Brugman


Düsseldorf, Germany

17 december 2012 -- 12.34 local time

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Once an area of workers, industry and trade. But after the Mannesmann company had discontinued its tube production in Düsseldorf, parts of the central harbour lost their reason for being (another harbour is in Düsseldorf-Reisholz). As a result the eastern part of the harbour started to be redeveloped.

Mainly third sector businesses were attracted to move to the Hafen: media companies, but also fashion and design offices. One of the first new residents to the so-called Media Harbour was Westdeutscher Rundfunk with its current affairs TV and radio studios. There is also Düsseldorf's local radio station, Antenne Düsseldorf, in the harbour. CNN used to have an office there. One of the largest cinemas of Düsseldorf is in the Hafen. The Landtag (State parliament) of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rheinturm are situated right next to the harbour.

The Hafen district itself contains some spectacular post-modern architecture, most famously three twisted constructions by Frank Gehry. Other than that there are many restaurants, bars, and a few clubs, which make the Hafen a prominent lifestyle district. But one of its main attractions, the beach bar "Monkey's Island", had to close for the sake of one further newly planned upscale hotel. (source:wikipedia.org)

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Camera: Olympus E-pl1. Lens:Samyang MFT 1:3,5 7.5mm. Shots: 6 horizontal, 1 up, 2 down. Postprocessing: Lightroom, Autopano Pro, Photoshop. 1/80s, f8, iso200.

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