Sunday, December 18, 2016

Europe 2016 - Frankfurt

Since it almost the end of 2016, I thought I should finish blogging my Europe trip that happened in May. For a refresher, you can refer back to Brussels, Münster and Cochem, Mörsdorf, Wierschem and  Kirchheimbolanden, and Worms, Darmstadt and Heidelberg

Friday morning was my last morning at Allen's. We went on a short run (mostly so I could take the below picture of Allen by his town sign).
When we returned to his house, the lady who came by every morning to sell pastries was out front so Allen bought a few items from her.
This is Allen's house in the small German town where he lived.
On our drive into Frankfurt we passed the KPMG offices.
Our plan for the day was to spend most of the day in Frankfurt before our evening flight to Malta.

This is the Eiserner Steg, also known as the Love Lock Bridge.
This is the Cathedral Tower. Plans for this tower were first drafted in 1413, and was under construction until 1514, when construction was interrupted and the tower remained unfinished. In 1867 the Cathedral caught fire, and the dome and belfry with bells are destroyed. After more war damages in 1944, the tower had renovation work off and on through 2009.
Walking 66 meters, or 328 stairs, to the top of the tower.
Frankfurt is a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and traffic. It was the largest city I visited on my entire trip.
Allen and I at the top of the Cathedral Tower.

Lunch in Frankfurt. Allen and I both ordered this dish as Allen said it was a popular dish in Frankfurt. Hardboiled eggs with potatoes in a green sauce (I don't know what was in the sauce to make it green).
A view of the patio where we had lunch.
We walked around Frankfurt for the next couple of hours.

These houses were destroyed in World War II and were reconstructed in the 1980s.

The Euro Sculpture, one of the most photographed landmarks.
The sculpture was inaugurated at midnight on December 31, 2001 to coincide with the introduction of the euro banknotes and coins.
We left Frankfurt and went to the Frankfurt airport to catch our flight to Malta for the long Memorial Day weekend.

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