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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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whoa, thx Tom ....frankfurt is so wonderful!!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #3
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Excellent shots mate! Frankfurt indeed does look spectacular.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #4
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Nice city. But why does Frankfurt get the Milan treatment?...only go if you're doing business there. Has Frankfurt done anything throughout the years to become more attractive to tourists?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the photos. What lens did you use from the Taunus looking back into the city? The EXIF says 263mm. Was this IS, because I noticed your shutter speed of 1/320sec which I wouldn't dear on 200mm, let alone 263mm. Then again, mine doesn't have IS.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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Thank you I miss germany sooo much and currently you poor to fly back right now!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #7
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Nice city. Has Frankfurt done anything throughout the years to become more attractive to tourists?
^ They're going to reconstruct a quite big part of the historical (medieval) old town, which was of huge value within the whole of Europe. Its relevance was almost comparable with a city like Prague.

If anybody wants to know (and see) something more about the old town and other historical parts of Frankfurt - A quite good page I reckon:
AltFrankfurt.com - The Golden Book

Despite this Frankfurt's currently improving a lot of the city's core. They're rebuilding sculptures and renovating squares, streets, lampposts as well as historic buildings. Also many investors are accounting for improvements of the streetlife, at least it seems so. And there are probably as many hotels going up as never before. Projects like the PalaisQuartier or Opernturm increase the city's attractivity. It's not like there wouldn't be anything for tourists (the interesting Museumsufer or the partly reconstructed old town may come to mind - but it's definetly going to be better in a few years.)

Regarding your pictures Tom - a pleasure to the eye, as always! A spark of your love shines through I'd say But would be great to have a refill of course!
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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^ They're going to reconstruct a quite big part of the historical (medieval) old town, which was of huge value within the whole of Europe. Its relevance was almost comparable with a city like Prague.

If anybody wants to know (and see) something more about the old town and other historical parts of Frankfurt - A quite good page I reckon:
AltFrankfurt.com - The Golden Book

Despite this Frankfurt's currently improving a lot of the city's core. They're rebuilding sculptures and renovating squares, streets, lampposts as well as historic buildings. Also many investors are accounting for improvements of the streetlife, at least it seems so. And there are probably as many hotels going up as never before. Projects like the PalaisQuartier or Opernturm increase the city's attractivity. It's not like there wouldn't be anything for tourists (the interesting Museumsufer or the partly reconstructed old town may come to mind - but it's definetly going to be better in a few years.)

Regarding your pictures Tom - a pleasure to the eye, as always! A spark of your love shines through I'd say But would be great to have a refill of course!
Never heard this before. The reconstruction that is. I have seen photos of how beautiful Frankfurt looked before WWII.

If there is a serious project, you should start a thread about it (and PM me, so I find it ;O)
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Old February 26th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #9
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Erbsenzaehler: I beg you, Kampflamm or anybody else to start a thread on this reconstruction! If it's going to be anything close to what's going on in Dresden, it will be the best thing happening to Germany since reunification

Here are two links I found online:

http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detai...alt%5D=3531800

http://tcf1.frankfurt-main.de/cms/to...f/dok/8417.pdf
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Old February 26th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #10
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^ Well, I already thought about starting an international thread. But there's still a long way to go - currently there's a huge concrete monster (Technisches Rathaus of the 80s) holding its place on the ground of the planned old town reconstruction. It'll be demolished this year or 2009, and the Altstadt's going to be build around 2010 then.
Maybe I'm going ahead to do so in some days (which doesn't mean I'd bar anybody from opening a thread about the Altstadt).

While I'm at it: You can find several 3D views of Frankfurts historical old town here.
You can see buildings of the intended area as well as still existing and other ones there. Pretty good stuff.

And there's also a (German) forum, where you could follow the further development of the project and find many pictures as well: APH Forum - Reconstructions and classical architecture in Germany


Hope I could spark a bit interest in the whole development
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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #11
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nice collection of photos. some unusual views
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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #12
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I love these reflections! Nice!
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #13
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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #14
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Awesome!!

I never really looked past the skyline of Frankfurt. It's a bigger city than I thought!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #15
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Frankfurt never fails to captivate me! Splendid shots!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #16
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Very Nice Pics, Tom.
If it's ok for you, i would post some photos of Frankfurt afer WWII,
Well, all pics are from "aufbau-ffm.de"

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There are a "few" more pics on : http://www.aufbau-ffm.de/serie.html
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 11:15 AM   #17
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Tom_Green an Englishman staying in Frankfurt or else ?

Gr8 pics.. anyway.. I want to see ur neighborhood area . I like housing pics.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #18
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I love the shots where the light reflections from the skyscrapers hit the street.

BTW, I've neever seen how badly destroyed Frankfurt was.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #19
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Wow, it was such a beauty before the war!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #20
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