01 Düsseldorf: A portrait road reflects himself in the shop window, street cafés, exquisite shops. Königsallee with bridges. Bust: Heinrich Heine. Text from an old book of Heine. Old engravings with houses of the past. Modern office buildings with lots of glass and steel. Rheinufer recordings. Air consumption: Mannesmann - Hochhaus. Air consumption: Highway intersection. Kö-Café. Woman's head, large, close. Japanese children in the school. Academy of fine arts. Art Museum with modern art. Ice hockey, horse racing, football, all short. Carnival. Audience with masks.
02. Pakistan: Earthquake in Pakistan houses debris. Earth mass. Men working on the wreckage. Injuries and deaths will be recovered. Mountain gorge. Helicopter. Prime Minister A. Bhuto rises out of the helicopter and visited the disaster area. Loading/unloading of relief supplies. Tents for the homeless.
03. Washington: the United States Patent Office PostBus. Shelves in the Patent Office. Letters and packages. Micro warehouse system with computer. Various inventions and drawings. Also bizarre ideas.
04. Holland: Collectors of old tools flea market. Old tools from various craftsmen. Old Schumacher tools range. Renovating the old tools. Wooden bean cutter. Fleeting violin.
05. Berlin: ice sports in Berlin most successful ice hockey team 1974 BSC. Road sign: Kurfürstendamm. Schultheiß beer wagon. Road transport. Ice Stadium. 400 m-long skating rink. Sticks production. Curling litters. Recordings in the skating kindergarten. Some excerpts from a hockey game.
Short title city portrait: Portrait of Düsseldorf camera: O'Connell earthquake in Pakistan origin: Pakistan Patent Office in the United States origin: Pathé journal, Fox, Paris collectors of old tools in Holland origin: Polygoon short title sports: ice sports in Berlin origin: BNF at the beginning and end of total length
Here city portrait: Düsseldorf "The city of Düsseldorf is very nice," her great son of Heinrich Heine, poet and founder of the modern serial wrote from Paris for around 150 years ago, "and if one thinks to them in the distance and was born by chance there is a whimsical feel. I was born there, and it's me, I would have to go home."
Düsseldorf, which lies at the mouth of the Düssel in the Rhine, and has town privileges since 1288, remained the working seed, kunstverständige, hedonistic Rhine spots the beautiful elegant, modern - until today. But from the Prussian province of metropolis, described by Heine, the developed industrial and commercial center of the Ruhr area, the biggest industrial metropolitan area in the world. 200 associations of the industry, the Hendels and crafts - and the German Trade Union Confederation have their headquarters here. 1 kilometers long and 80 meters wide the showpiece of the city, the Königsallee, short Kö is called, the most popular meeting place of 650,000 Düsseldorf.
Düsseldorf will particularly like - time Japanese. Here live more of them than anywhere else in Europe. 174 Japanese firms have opened branches in Düsseldorf. For the Japanese children, there is a school recently.
After the 2nd World War, the first Art Academy in Germany was opened here. Today Düsseldorf with its schools, museums and galleries as a centre of artistic exploration, is especially true of modern painting.
Football, ice hockey, equestrian - everywhere, where there to earn or win in the sport, are the Düsseldorf top class.
Go with the times, be successful, live light sense and sometimes over the target to shoot, like at the Carnival - are still always the maxim of this town, says. This information: Pakistan - aid for the victims of the earthquake only hesitantly affects the international assistance for the survivors of the earthquake in Pakistan. Medicines and supplies can be brought only on the air because the roads in the earthquake are buried. The number of injured is estimated at about 16,000, at least 5,000 people lost their lives when the area of the Karakoram range for 24 hours shook in tremors. Whole villages were covered by debris avalanches.
Prime Minister Bhutto appealed after a trip to the disaster area on the helpfulness of the world. The Federal Republic belongs to the countries that help. The air force's two aircraft brought tents, blankets and medicines to Pakistan.
At least 70,000 people were left homeless in the rubble. They are even more dependent on food on portable shelters. Because at night the temperature here drops below zero degrees. United States - bizarre from the Patent Office four times on the day comes the PostBus and loads the results of American inventor spirit - in the Patent Office of the United States in Washington. 4 million patents wait less for the benefit of humanity as their spiritual fathers here on their practical application - often. The American patent office - probably the largest in the world - not to the pure curiosities Cabinet degenerate, any patent application is first tested on their degree of seriousness. The micro stock system to test, whether a pending idea is already converted. 1,500 scientists, engineers, and lawyers check every idea objectively and impartially--regardless of whether it is the results of industrial research, or devices to support a lips beard or the fixing of a mouth cloth. Much of what lay dormant for centuries in the archives, can wake up unexpectedly to the timeliness - as in the gasoline crisis of this means of transport, that, however, would alert the animal protection associations.
Except for quirky ideas, the Patent Office has patented particularly ground-breaking developments of the industrial age and archived. And still it happens that any inventor submits his sketch and the industry collected millions of dollars for only a little later as a man named Peter Glaser, who was promoted three years ago with his microwave satellite to a multiple millionaire.
Arkema Holland - tools as antiques old inventions, which remain in the struggle with new ideas on the track are the hobby of the Dutchman. Flea markets, he looks for old hand tool, he returned to home - with the help of antiquarian literature - in its original state. Tools, how they used once carpenters, cabinetmakers, Coopers, watchmaker, roofers and carriage Builder, regain their previous use value in the workshop of the tinkerer. A complete range of old Schumacher tools is one of the gems of his collection.
Stranger shows Arkema at the weekend, what struck him finding his junk in your hands - for example a wooden beans Schneider.
Or this agricultural equipment: a so-called fleeting violin. Long time the Dutchman ran his tool search as a tolerated closing time hobby. However, since the marriage peace staggers, he seeks a Museum for its equipment arsenal.
This entertainment: ice sports in Berlin the jubilation was the Berlin ice skating Club. For the first time after 30 years, the most successful team of in Germany was champion 1974 again in ice hockey. On the Ku-Damm, Berlin celebrated their BSC who has Championship chances again in 1975. Berlin offers a variety of training and trim you plants - its ice sports-addicted residents because of the ice sport has a long tradition in Berlin. Already in 1896, the town was a European champion in the Eisschnellaufen. The champions of tomorrow are trained at the new Federal Center: on a 400-metre ice rink, which existed only in the Bavarian Inzell. A seal that distinguishes even ice sports equipment is made in West Berlin. In the largest industrial city of in Germany, for example, sticks in hand work are manufactured - and exported in large quantities. An expert from Berlin ensures the good throw in the curling.
Success is not possible even in ice sport without a good promotion. The Berlin ice skating Club has set up a skating kindergarten. Whoever ruled the skating-ABC, may compete then in competition with the others. The first step on the way to the top is mounted. If they want to cheer for the big, get the fans in the ice rink on the Berlin exhibition grounds. It says "Sold out" week after week at the games of the Berlin ice skating Club. Only a few of his top players were born in Berlin, most coming from southern Germany and Scandinavia. But left to react on the spree to the criticism from the Bavarian mountains: "Berlin is one not just by birth, but by his Office" it says here laconically.