Jun 3 2017

Börse – stock exchange

It’s small as Frankfurt stock market is one of the biggies. They give tour on opening days, free of change but need to make reservation the day before. Lange Nacht der Industrie on June 20th is advertised.

   


Jun 3 2017

Every dog has her day

Dogs, bride and crowds at the alte oper.


Jun 2 2017

The red district

A block from the train station in Frankfurt is the sex area. It looks rather small.


Jun 2 2017

Holbeinsteg

One of the few pedestrian bridges on Main in Frankfurt, linking city district of Sachsenhausen (museum mile) and the Bahnhofsviertel (central station).

   

 


Jun 2 2017

Zum Gemalten Haus


Schweizer Str. 67,
60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

This is my friend’s go to restaurant in Sachenhause before retirement. Now in his retirement, he goes there on Fridays, meeting friends and talks about sports. I’ve been going there with him and his wife since 1983 – ya ya I’m old -:). Had my first glass of Apple wine there and loving it. There is a tree smacks in the middle of a table. Bread sellers, rose sellers … all part of the charm. Today at lunch, my friend purchased some breads for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Murals on the walls – gemalten means pairing. Good hearty foods. Decent service. Very comfy bathroom – for such old and homey place – the water leveler for toilet is on the floor – to the left of the toilet – in case you’re a little tipsy.

This time around, I find Europe is less expensive – 12.99 euro buys a lunch that includes asparagus soup, cucumber and salmon with potato.

And the differences: no napkins offered (… and I didn’t wear sleeves  … ); and for a 86 degree day (which is somewhat rare) they open windows for cooling – USA is too wasteful and extreme on this issue – you need a thick jacket in the summer and a bikini in the winter to counter the a/c and heat. Regardless what the Donald decides to do, like pulling out of Paris Accord, I’m sure USA will stands tall and leads the world to a better place. Go USA! Long live USA!

 


Jun 1 2017

Old St. Nicholas church

Frankfurt @ Roemer/Römer.


Jun 1 2017

River Main

It’s the major river in Frankfurt, With a length of 327 miles/527 kilometers. Würzburg is another big city on it. An anti-America  graffiti – my friend commented that thanks lord that I forgot my German so I won’t be reading what they’re saying about President Trump. Staedel Museum that houses the most important collections in Germany.

      


Jun 1 2017

Frankfurt main station Hauptbahnhof

Am Hauptbahnhof,
60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

It’s opened on August 18, 1888. Very convenient, connecting to Underground subways U Bahn €2.75, and S Bahn to airport which cost €4.80. Be aware that Frankfurt subway ticket doesn’t take credit card nor €20 bill even the machine says it accepts this denomination.


Jun 1 2017

Bockenheimer Warte 2017

A landmark tower in Frankfurt.


Jun 1 2017

Weinstuber im Römer


This is another go to place for the locals (next to Old St. Nicholas church) – my friends had their combined 140th birthday celebration there couple of yeas ago. It’s has been my go to place whenever I’m in town. I like their dark furniture that brings good atmosphere; delicious foods and drinks that feed an hungry belly and satisfy thirsty mouth.

The crispy Hock wine is my favorite, a specialty of the region (hockamore, Hochheimer …). Queen Victoria faves it too – hock is British term for German white wine, or specifically Rhine white wine. The restaurant now adds small plates which is great, which is what I’ve: pork, cucumber salad and hand cheese with music.

Handcheese is one of my faves. They top it with diced onions – which is the music refers to – passing the gas – Germans do have some humors. Ha ha ha. I enjoy the restaurant very much, except the fake tulips – it’s a turn off but their foods and service make it up.

      

It’s in the Römer, next to the city hall (where mostly mid aged couples getting married), and does get it share of tourists.