December is packed with parties and baby sitting. I think we’re staying indoors for the duration.
But I have been holding out on you…
There are day trips I haven’t told you about.
On October 31st we visited Frankfurt. We took the walking tour advised by the author of this book:
Our edition of the book (older than the above) had a map that was partly cut off by the binding and the step by step instructions led us on a route that having gone on we would never do again. But at least we know now.
The highlights for me were the train ride from Heidelberg to Frankfurt,
the Hauptbahnhof (train station),
the Opera house,
touring the house where the most famous literary genius in German history grew up–
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe—
and visiting the old town square.
But my choice for Photo of the Weekend was a toss up between two:
1. Though it doesn’t have the greatest composition or lighting, this photo explains the whole Frankfurt experience for me. The city is a stark contrast of the old and the new. It was noisy with people, traffic and construction everywhere, but the classic beauty is still mesmerizing. (Notice the modern financial building in the back left.)
2. Cobble stone streets are a treasure hunt for Woody making him difficult to wrangle. But then there are moments like these that make it all worth while.