Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WUPPERTAL - MY HOMETOWN


Hello my dear friends,
have you ever been to Wuppertal? - No? What a shame. Because you`ve missed to see one of the most exciting Cities in Germany.
I`ve just listed a Photo Disc with Images of Wuppertal and the Schwebebahn.
Wuppertal is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in and around the Wupper river valley, and is situated east of the city of D├╝sseldorf and south of the Ruhr area. With a population of approximately 350,000, it is the largest city in the Bergisches Land. Wuppertal is known for its steep slopes, its woods and parks, and its suspension railway, the Wuppertal Schwebebahn. Two-thirds of the total municipal area of Wuppertal is green space. From any part of the city it is only a ten-minute walk in one of the public parks or woodland paths.In the 18th and 19th centuries, Wuppertal was one of the biggest industrial regions of continental Europe. Wuppertal today is still a major industrial centre, being home to industries such as textiles, metallurgy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals (Aspirin was invented in Wuppertal in 1897 by Bayer), electronics, automobiles, rubber, vehicles and printing equipment.
Wuppertal in its present borders was formed in 1929 by merging the early-industrial cities of Barmen and Elberfeld with Vohwinkel, Ronsdorf, Cronenberg, Langerfeld, and Beyenburg. The initial name Barmen-Elberfeld was changed in a 1930 referendum to Wuppertal (“Wupper Valley”). The new city was administered within the Prussian Rhine Province.Uniquely for Germany it is a linear ciy, owing to the steep hillsides along the river Wupper. Its highest hill is the Lichtscheid which is 351 metres above sea level. The dominant urban centres Elberfeld (historic commercial centre) and Barmen (more industrial) have formed a unified built-up area since 1850. In the following decades, “Wupper-Town” became the dominant industrial agglomeration of northwestern Germany. In the 20th century this conurbation had been surpassed by Cologne, D├╝sseldorf and the Ruhr area, all with a more favourable topography.

And the race is on!!!

 Well, after a very tense night, the winner in the Iowa GOP Caucus was named Mitt Romney with a VERY close race with the runner-up Rick Santorum. The difference was a mere 8 votes!! And Ron Paul didn't do badly, either, coming in third!! I must say, every time I looked at the numbers, the names changed around between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum!! It was super close!!

Perhaps I need to be out scrounging out pieces of memorabilia!! Who knows what it might be worth some day? I know there was a woman in the news, about 12-14 years ago, who saved every scrap of advertising mailed to her and sold it all for a hefty little sum!! And this was way before President Obama was elected or even thought of running!! I can't remember what it was but if it makes the 6 o'clock news here it had to be more than a kick in the pants!!

That got me thinking about the other items that might be out there, political buttons, souveniors from elections past that are now collectable!! And OLA.com is the perfect place to list them!! After all, you can list tons and only pay $8 per month!!!

So, I picked out just a few!! Take a peek!!


 For instance, I found this nice Elect Johnson & Humphrey ~ Vote Democratic at Classic_Chloe's! And she has others to boot!!




 4lllls has these two Campaign Buttons in their store!!






And last but not least, I located these great WHEATON N.J. BOTTLES Elephant & Donkey 1968 in the store Morerivethead84!! Wonderful!!

OLA.com has a great variety of political items! Just come on over and check them out!! Or list some more!! Remember, only $8 per month!!

And if you are just browsing for whatever, stop on over at our store, KornKountryTreasures!! Lots of variety there, but nothing political!!

Thank you!! Have a splendid day!!

New Hampshire, you are welcome to the ads!! Sorry!!!

Hello from the newbie


Hi folks,
I am KRAUTROCK. Or Dirk in private life. Born in Wuppertal (Germany) in 1962, married in 1984, and moved to the United Kingdom (Carlisle, England) in 2003.
I am running my own companies since 1995 (Music Agent, Photographer, Teacher in Adult Education, Online Seller, Market trader, ...).
My hobbies are Music, Movies, Nature, Travel, Food, and much more.
Not sure what you expect from me here. My idea was to give you an inside view to Photography, Art, and Music from my point of view. Let`s call it the European way.
Shown image: Schwebebahn (Suspension Railway) in Wuppertal.
So, that should be enough introduction for today. I am more than happy to answer all your questions. And I really hope that my following blogs are not too boring. ...
Love and peace,
Dirk