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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2012 in FRANKFURT

Day Trip from Asia
I arrived in Frankfurt after an overnight flight from Asia before the sun had arisen. Refreshed, I headed to the land-side lounge at the airport to check my itinerary once more. I only had limited time to explore the city, but patiently waited until the sunrise after 8am to journey into the city for my whirlwind tour.

Ascending from Hauptwache station is the edge of the old town, Altstadt. The guardhouse dates from 1730 and is 6m away from its original location.



The Galeria shopping centre marks the beginning of a pedestrianized shopping street.









The Protestant St. Catherine's Church was built in 1681 but destroyed in World War II. It was rebuilt in 1954.





The Church of Our Lady was also destroyed in World War II. The Gothic church was originally built from the 14th to 16th centuries and was rebuilt in 1956.





























The Romerberg is the historic town square. These houses were completed in 1305 and was turned into City hall in 1405. Unfortunately, the Kaisersaal, or imperial hall, was closed in preparation for Christmas. Many attractions were already closed on December 24.











On the other side of the square, the Old Nikolai Church dates from the 13th century.







These half-timbered houses were destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in 1986.











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Old February 20th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital, and modern skyscrapers are clustered just next to the Altstadt. Commerzbank, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is the tallest one, standing at 259m.























The 149m Eurotower is the headquarters of the European Central Bank. The euro logo is eeringly on display in the lawn outside as several member countries come on the verge of economic collapse.

























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beautifu city!!! It was so empty on these pics. You took them on Sunday?
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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Lots of interesting details and interesting juxtapositions.
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Great photos of Frankfurt. I'll be visiting the city in May - looks like a good balance of old and new.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 05:12 AM   #6
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beautifu city!!! It was so empty on these pics. You took them on Sunday?
Christmas Eve - started very early in the day shortly after sunrise. The streets were indeed quite deserted throughout the day even though it was not too cold!
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Frankfurt is just outstandingly impressive!
It ought to be a major german tourist attraction together
with the likes of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Dresden.
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Frankfurt's skyscrapers are orderly-spaced out from each other. They are fronted by a narrow strip of parkland stretching north towards the opera house.



































The opera house was bombed to its foundations in World War II and was rebuilt to its original face in 1981. Every year, some 300 concerts and events take place here, with its largest hall being able to hold 2450 people.









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Old February 21st, 2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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Great pics from Germany's skyscrapercity!
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Great pics and observations!
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