Posts tagged ‘Frankfurt am Main’
Fellow Canadian Holly Fraser at Same Skies Above kindly nominated me to “capture the colour” and participate in the present online meme sponsored by TravelSupermarket. It was a great opportunity to go through the past few years of my travel photography, and pick out some gems for this post.
I’d heard and read about the blue skies, turquoise waters, and white sands in the Caribbean, and I’d dismissed all of the descriptions as “exaggerations for memories.” However, they’re all undeniably true. Spending a few weeks in the Bahamas was a magical and relaxing experience.
I saw this little guy climb from the wall and onto the branches, just outside the front door. The curly-tailed lizard stayed still, checking me out, and evaluating whether I was a threat. Just as I clicked, it scurried off into the bushes. I’m fortunate I got the various splashes of green and the bokeh in the background.
In the German capital, the Berlin subway or U-Bahn consists of yellow trains. As this U6 train entered into Oranienburger Tor station, I had no idea when I made this photo how uniformly the yellow would appear throughout the entire frame. Sometimes, it pays to be lucky and patient.
Standing at Germany’s highest point offers a look of the Alps, which on the clearest of days extends as far as Italy. Taking a chance on both the expense of the round-trip and cloudy skies (from the valley below), the view in clear skies at altitude of the surrounding peaks with the new snow-frosting was worth every penny.
A favourite time of the year to visit Germany is during Weihnachtsmärkte or Christmas markets. Trudging through the snow in Frankfurt am Main’s markets, we stopped at an ornaments stand, when this explosion of red stars was begging to be photographed. And who was I to turn down such beautiful begging …
To continue the wash of colour, I’d like to nominate the following bloggers:
- Debbie at European Travelista
- Alexandra at Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
- Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox
- Maria & Catalin at 2away
- Leigh at HikeBikeTravel
I made the photos above with a Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.
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As announced a few days ago, today’s Friday-photos theme is “festive”:
BREAKING: This week's #FriFotos theme is FESTIVE! I love this time of year! Pls RT & spread the word.—
Jonathan Epstein (@EpsteinTravels) December 13, 2011
I hope you enjoyed the photos above, as much as I enjoyed making them! More blog posts about Christmas can be found here.
This post appears originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com)
“Essen und Trinken in Deutschland”
CAUTION: The photos you are about to see may cause unstoppable drooling. If you get the case of the noms, I claim full responsibility.
Over a two-week interval in early-fall 2011, I went up and down the length of Germany. I started in Frankfurt, a short hop to Köln, north to Hamburg, back to Frankfurt, east to München, south to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and finally, back to Frankfurt.
That was about 1900 km (1200 mi) of traveling on the train, but there was some food in between …
Foreground: Wiener veal-schnitzel with fries, lemon slices, capers, sardines. Background: Flammkuche with feta, green chiles, olives, onion : RheinZeit, Köln – 29 September 2011.
Döner sandwich with cilanto, onion, red hot peppercorns; Ayran yogurt-drink : Oruc, Köln – 29 September 2011.
Lunch starter, thin bread with spicy red dip, sour cream with carrot, sour cream with cucumber : Mangal, Köln – 30 September 2011.
Lunch main, grilled lamb over wood/coal grill : Mangal, Köln – 30 September 2011.
Künefe, baked dessert with angel hair, cheese-center, cream and walnuts on top, all on thin layer of honey : Mangal, Köln – 30 September 2011.
Currywurst (spicy), fries, Fritz-Kola : Edelcurry, Hamburg – 1 October 2011.
Hamsi (Sardellen) fried-fish sandwich, fresh lemonade : Meral’s Imbiss (döner boat on the river Main), Frankfurt am Main – 3 October 2011.
Jägerbraten (hunter’s style roast pork in mushroom sauce), homemade Spätzle : Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen – 8 October 2011.
Even with this small sample, I do think food throughout Germany can be colourful and tasty, and can offer variety outside of the traditional “meat and starch” fare. Now and again, I do want the latter; the final photo above is evidence of that!
What’s timely is this post on Käsespätzle (from Nov 11) : please go read Laurel’s post, and tell her how fantastic that photograph of Käsespätzle looks.
For your interest, here’s where I described my travel plans and my rail itinerary with a RailEurope pass:
- Yet another trip with German Rail, 23 Aug 2011.
- Saving money with a (German) Rail Pass, 15 Sep 2011.
- Flexibility with a German Rail Pass, 19 Sep 2011.
I made the eight photos above between 29 September and 8 October 2011. This post is published originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).
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A sign at the foot of this bridge reads:
Architekt: Albert Speer & Partner
Bedeutung: Die über 142 m frei gespannte Stahlseil-Hängebrücke ist das zeitgemäße Pendant zum Eisernen Steg ein wichtiger bestandteil des 1980 entwickelten Städtebaukonzepts des Frankfurter Museumsufers.
Completed in 1990 as a pedestrian-only bridge, the Holbeinsteg is a 142-metre free-span steel and cable suspension bridge over the river Main (pronounced like “mine”). The bridge is a modern version of the nearby Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge) to the east, and is an important part of the 1980 planning concept developed by the city of Frankfurt for the Museum Embankment along the Main.
This post was originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).
For the last four weeks, I’ve created a modest photo-post series called “Christmas in July”, highlighting some of the scenes to be found in Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Bielefeld, and Berlin in December 2010, right up to Christmas Eve.
To view the entire series of 14 posts and extra Christmas/winter posts from Munich and Prague, please click here.