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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Frankfurt Germany, a city of contrasts


I planned an 11 hour layover in Frankfurt on my way to South Africa in March 2010. And I hooked up with CouchSurfer Sue who really knew her history and gave me an excellent seven hour walking tour of the city. Join along here.
02 Chinese garden Bethmannpark Frankfurt Germany (800x600)
Chinesischer Garten












20 comments:

Janie said...

Great photos and commentary on Frankfurt. I love the Roman ruins in the middle of modern buildings. Cool idea to have movies on the bathroom floor!

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing shots Gaelyn. The movie on the floor--I am still chuckling. Isn't it amazing to know that the buildings are so old and still around--we in the US sometimes cannot fathom 15th century buildings. 1800s are old to us.

You still have snow there? MB

mountain.mama said...

That looks like a place you could spend more than 11 hours visiting, but you sure managed to pack a lot in!

Kirsty said...

Wow - I've only seen the inside of Frankfurt airport! (Is it just me... or are there NO seats in that place??) Looks like I need to get out and see that city!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Like Kirsty I have seen the airport and a brief drive out to go to Stuttgart. We are Porsche fans!! This looks like a trip back to see Frankfort in detail is now required. Thanks for the post. Diane

Pat said...

I love the old and new mixuture of architecture in European cities...beautiful shots.

The movie on the bathroom floor was a first for me. I never would've even thought of such a thing. That takes a highly creative mind!

Carolyn Ford said...

The Old World is so fascinating and dreamy. These are wonderful shots of Old Frankfurt...and you have so much information too. Wonderful post, Gaelyn!

Abraham Lincoln said...

There is great beauty in some of these photos.

Rambling Woods said...

There is no much diversity there...but a 7 hours tour..You are in great shape Gaelyn....I would need one of those scooters.....Michelle

Jo said...

Wow Gaelyn;) I'm impressed that you walked the city for 7 hours. AND with all the beautiful photos. I love the movies on the bathroom floor. What next? LOL! Thanks for sharing this part of your trip to South Africa. Blessings Jo

Quiet Paths said...

It's been nearly 30 years since I was in this city. Thank you so much for the revisit. It sparked an interest in seeing it again. Great skyline shots.

Martha Z said...

You saw a lot in your brief stop over. It looks like a place one could spend a lot of time. If I had to choose only one place,
though, it would be the Grand Canyon. On second thought, Yosemite, of course.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Neat stop over for you, we only got to see the airport.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Frankfurt was always such a neat and clean city. I love the Japanese gardens but that movie on the floor is the best!! :)

Barb said...

This photo tour of Frankfurt are wonderful, Gaelyn. I love the Cathedral shot. You've taken some interesting angles.

Bibi said...

Thanks for showing me a city I do not know! May get there.

Firefly said...

I've been away for a week, so today I'm playing catchup.

I visited Germany about two years back and loved exploring the places we went to. The history is so overwelming old and its so different from over here. The buildings, the people, the food, everything. I loved it.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

What a fascinating post, Gaelyn. Such a mixture of old and new architectures and cultures all in one great city. Thank you (and Sue) SO much for this window into a part of our world.

Elaine said...

Very enjoyable tour of Frankfurt! You crammed a whole lot into a very little bit of time--obviously your tour guide was very good! Definitely on a "return to" list. I have way too many places on my "return to" list......

Pam said...

What an amazing experience you had, Gaelyn. I'm glad you had a wonderful time seeing all of these great places.

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