Ok, going backward in the timeline, here are pictures from our day in Frankfurt yesterday! :)
I love the architecture of the old buildings, and there’s some huge contrasts, like this first pic of the older and pretty building on the right with the very modern building on the left. Sorry the pic’s aren’t great… they were mostly taken out of the car window !
One of the many “American” stores… Subway, Burger King, McDonald’s, and even… (can you see the circle sign hanging over the awning in the 2nd picture?) STARBUCKS. Nope, didn’t buy a coffee.
There was a “Traditional German Christmas Market” Happening downtown in Frankfurt, so we walked through there. It was beautiful, so neat to see all sorts of handmade wooden crafts and TONS of chocolate stores. Here’s a boy and his pony. No idea what his sign said :)
This is inside of a Catholic church. It was built in 1600, I believe, and was beautiful.
Behind the church were these tables and statues and a huge mosaic art piece. The tables held votives for people to “light a candle” to pray for others…
This is the entrance to… something… in the church yard. I’d like to say it’s an Abby or something like that, but Toby didn’t think so. Below are Toby and Nelly and baby Aaron (Noah went to grandma’s for the day) and then a picture of Chris and I.
Back at the Christmas market…
TONS of different kinds of chocolate covered treats!
This one has to be blown up, and people will think I’m nuts for this but… this covered bridge walkway over the main road is old and neat :) And yes, I suppose I am my mother’s daughter.
The town hall building in Frankfurt
A poster which I can’t read, but made me think of my mother. I won’t tell stories on her, but I took the pic anyway
This is a life size manger scene right in the middle of the Christmas Market. It’s not real people, but wow, to have Christ in the main area of the Christmas festival is neat!
A two-story carousel. Pretty neat if you ask me…
These are apparently a German ‘treat’ just as much as a Ukrainian one! These potato pancakes with onions and garlic were great. Even dipped in applesauce (the suggested way to eat them!)
A Protestant church- Toby says you can tell because instead of a cross on the steeple there’s a rooster weather vane. Catholic churches have a cross.
A walking bridge over the “River Main” in downtown Frankfurt. We went to the ‘housing district’ where “real people” live to have dinner!
Very pretty… River Main, the church, sea gulls, swans, and a flat boat. Just pretty :)
And sweet. Little Aaron was keeping his eye on me :)
These are from Chris’ camera
At about this point in the day my camera batteries died. I didn’t do so much forethought and had no extra batteries (tho I have some here). These are poplar trees, very pretty but funny looking without their leaves.
Yes, this sign really says “Park on the sidewalk”. Interesting?
Chris’ dream car… a red and white mini coop
Dinner. Chris had “meatloaf with a fried egg” which was more like Spam I believe :) Nelly’s is in the back. Something with mushrooms and potatoes…
I had Goulosh soup (delicious soup with pork in it) and Toby had Schnitzel with “famous” green sauce (dill, mayo, and yogurt (maybe sour cream?) ). To drink? Toby said I had to try some Apple Wine mixed with lemonade. It was pretty good, and to my understanding they “drink it like water here.”
And one last pic of the cute little person, tho this picture makes it look like you don’t want anyone to know who the headless person is that’s holding him… :)