Sunday, February 13, 2022

Arrival in Frankfurt

So we arrived in Frankfurt in August of 2021. It was still summer, so lots of blooming roses with bees on walks around our new neighborhood.

We've found several parks within walking distance that are good for a little mandatory fun.

Don't mind grumpy Richard.....and remember you're never too old for the treehouse slide!

We saw meadows for insects!

The Europaturm ("Tower of Europe") is a landmark that directs us towards home when lost (or a reminder which exit to get off the freeway at night). It is a telecommunications tower that was build in 1974 and is 337.5 meters (1,107 feet) tall. The tower top of the tower is different colors some nights for remembering or celebrating things. Fun fact: the tower is lovingly called the "Ginnemer Spaschel" aka the Ginnheimer Aspargus!

We even found hibiscus flowers blooming!! They must be cold hardy because August in Frankfurt = Winter in Qatar & Fiji.....uh oh!

We've ventured down to the Römerplatz. It is a giant platz (plaza) in front of the Römer, which is a medieval building.

The Römer has housed the Frankfurt Rathaus for over 600 years. What is the Rathaus? The city hall....I think US city halls deserve a better I'd say 2/3 of the times I've been in Römerplatz we have seen newly married couples emerging from the Rathaus.

On another side of the Römerplatz is the Old St. Nicholas church.

I can not find what this block of buildings are called, also in the Römerplatz.

There is a lock bridge going over the Main River.

A cool clock tower and a short walk to Kaiserdom St. Bartholomäus. 

I'm sure we'll be taking more photos from this area....but I'll save that for another day. 

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