Monday, 28 February 2011

Postcard from Frankfurt


It was a little bit grey yesterday ...


This is the Rathaus (town hall and registry office)

And it rained a little...


But we had a lovely walk round Frankfurt drinking in the atmosphere - not a strip mall in sight!!


The cathedral has finally shed all the scaffolding on the tower ... don't think we saw the tower once in the 3.5 years we lived here last time!


This is one of the gates to the old city, the Eschersheimer Tor


And this is a building we had never seen before - it was behind hoardings for all the time we lived here last - it's the Thurn und Taxis Palace. Behind it is a new shopping centre / office complex which was still little more than a hole in the ground when we left in 2008!

Frankfurt is a nice mix of old and modern; albeit the old is sometimes relatively new (1980's) reconstruction as the Allies bombed the city extensively in WWII.  

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to Europe, Fiona! Vow - now you are there! Thank you taking us around with you - everything look wonderful!
    xxx Teje

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  2. Beautiful architecture. I like the Eschersheimer Tor ... looks like a mini castle!

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  3. I'm glad you arrived safely and have found time to share the sights. It all looks so lovely I may have to add Frankfurt to my list of place to visit.
    Fiona x

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  4. Yay! Glad you are all well. Love the pics.

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  5. You made it!
    I hope you had a pleasant trip and the house hunting is going well.

    It must be fun exploring old haunts?!

    xxh

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  6. good luch house hunting. Isn't Europe so beautiful.You are very lucky

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  7. I can't believe you're there! Aren't the buildings marvellous...I'm going to really enjoy seeing Germany through your eyes. I hope you settle in fast and find wonderful friends and a great cafe to hang out in. I'm so excited for you and your new adventure.

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  8. It's quaint on a big scale! ;D

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