Jul 20 2010

Haus Wertheym

Since the Steinernes Haus was closed, we had to settle at Haus Wertheym, the half-timbered building in the Frankfurt’s old town Römer that survived the bombings of WW II. Reported it was built in 1600s, opposite to Historisches Museum. Food is ok ..

Jul 20 2010

Frankfurt on Foot

I love Frankfurt .. .. but sadly to say, this walking tour or Insider Tour led by an Yankee ranked on top on Trip Advisor. Trust me, there are lot more than this .. More pictures on FaceBook.

The tour was pretty interesting, Dave was bit comedian and historian combined. We started at 9am and it should ended at about 2 but it didn’t. It went on and on. Few tourists dropped out in the middle of the tour – lost revenue bec he didn’t collect fees till the end.

Jul 20 2010

The Römer

Roemer is a medieval building in the Altstadt of Frankfurt (am Main) – the old town, and the major landmark. It’s opposite from the Old St. Nicholas church, and has been the city hall for over 600 years. The town hall was originally constructed in the 15th century but regularly expanded, with the most recent wings dating back to 1908.

a typical lunch

in 2010

Jul 20 2010

Kameha Suite

One of the café I like in Frankfurt across street from the Old Opera House (Alte Oper): its architecture, bar plus decent cuisine, the atmosphere is pretty sophisticated. Frankfurt is a practical city, very livable. More pix on FB

Jul 19 2010


Renate in her last office
Höhenstraße 36 – 38, 60385
Frankfurt am Main

Renate in her office

a pretty orchid

at work

Jul 19 2010

Germany 2010

Jul 19 2010

Meeting old friends

Feb 1984: It’s one of my long stays in Frankfurt. Malic is Renate’s next door neighbor whose family was from Yugoslavia. They were enchanted with Chinese and asked me to write something for them. Their cute second born Bojan was an infant. Fast forward to 2010. The Malic has moved but not too far. We arranged a dinner but unfortunately Bojan was unavailable who’s working in an electronic store in the neighborhood.


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Jul 18 2010

Landgasthop Steller

Marburger Straße 3
34630 Gilserberg
Tel.: 0 66 96 – 20 7
Fax: 0 66 96 – 72 64

A lovely place for a bit between Frankfurt and Kassel .. .. since 1830. More pictures .. ..

It was just a fence between us ..

Jul 18 2010


Ladurée is a luxury cakes and pastries brand based in Paris, France. It is known as the inventor of the double-decker macaroon, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world.

Jul 14 2010

Paris 2010

Our week in Paris is great …

–  7/5, @ Notre Dame Facebook (in 2019); an evening strolling on the Seine more pix on FB

– It cost you a few Euro (as vs the Brit’s freebeeeies ..).. and forget about the newly (well, not that new! ….. but I’m sure it’s new to Napoleon) dug hole underneath, it still dazzles me: a very enjoyable place to visit, repeatedly. Louvre