From cuckoo clocks to Christmas ornaments, wood carvings are a popular aspect of the southern German culture.    Here are three different images of wood carvings in a shop in Frankfurt, Germany.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Photo #1 Wood Carvings.  Looking like extras on the set of Amadeus, these figures […]

After 324 steps up a narrow, spiral staircase, I was rewarded with an amazing view of Frankfurt and the Main River below from the top of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the old section of Frankfurt. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Rose on Grand Miami:  Clearly I’m Not Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA Any More […]

Lederhosen, or leather breeches, were originally designed for physical work.  Made from leather, they are more durable than fabric garments and easier to clean. A dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron.  Like lederhosen, the dirndl was designed for work.  It was commonly worn by servants and maids in the 19th century. […]

Römerberg is the central square in Altstadt (Old Town), the historic center of Frankfurt, Germany, dating back to the city’s origin in 794. In the center of the Römerberg square is the Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (Fountain of Justice).  It was built in 1543 and features the statue of goddess Justitia holding the scales of justice.   Justitia faces the Römer […]

Here’s a second shot of my morning walk along the Main River in Frankfurt, Germany in January. On Today’s Date in the Past: Studio Shoot:  Concepcion One Thing, Three Ways: Another Teenage Girl in the House Dallas Fish Market   You Might Also Enjoy: Other Walk Along the River Posts Other January 2014 Posts

After a business trip that took me to Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Milan, and Lisbon, the final destination is Frankfurt, Germany.  Here is a what a walk along the Main River looks like on a chilly, overcast Saturday morning in January. On Today’s Date in the Past: Studio Shoot:  Rose Dark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee = […]