Today officially marks the beginning of the last week in Essen, and in Germany overall. We finished our studio presentations last Friday, coming up with concept designs for Westpark, Bochum. Some people celebrated by going out and drinking, but I was so tired, all I could think about was sleeping, especially when we still had class the next day.
Even though it is the last week in Germany, we still have classes to attend/places to go. We headed to the European Museum of Garden Art and Benrath Castle, as well as the TV Tower on Saturday. We then proceeded to our one-day weekend on Sunday, where I simply slept in and only went out to eat dinner. Today we headed to Nordpark in Dusseldorf, where we got to see different types of landscape architecture used in different areas of the park. Certain areas contrasted with one another, while others were either in process of being restored, or were changed to cut back on costs. After that, we headed to two castles, one which was a smaller castle that was going under renovation, and the other, which was in ruins by the Rhine.