torstai 28. kesäkuuta 2018

Comeback der Altstadt

Yes, Frankfurt has now the new old town area.

Yes, in internet you also can find further information in English:

Rebuilding Frankfurt's old centre: 
New life between the Cathedral and the Römer Square

The DomRömer Quarter 
is being developed in the heart of Frankfurt and will bring new life 
to the city's historic centre.  Historical alleyways, romantic squares, 
picturesque courtyards and grand patricians' houses: 
Until its destruction in the Second World War; the structure of the old city 
of Frankfurt had grown organically over centuries. The hustle and bustle 
in the pubs, shops and craftsmen's workshops had always attracted a lot of 
visitors to the area between the Cathedral, or "Dom" as it is called in German, 
and the Römer, the main square in the centre of Frankfurt.

Vom Touristinfo am Römer kann man dieses Prospekt um sonst bekommen.
Alle neue alte Häuser haben Namen, und Architekten sind auch benannt.


Dekorative Ecken.

Schau, innen sind Rollos installiert.
Fehlen nur die Bewohner!

I tell you, dekorativ.

Innenhof in der Hinter dem Lämmchen Strasse.

Details, details, details.

Farben, ja, viele Farben.

Aber auch viele Texte.


Der Stoltze-Brunnen ist ein Denkmal im Stil der Neorenaissance. 
Er wurde nach Entwurf von Friedrich Schierholz zu Ehren des Dichters und Schriftstellers 
Friedrich Stoltze (1816–1891) 
geschaffen und 1892 auf dem Frankfurter Hühnermarkt in direkter Nähe 
zu Stolzes Geburtshaus Zum Rebstock aufgestellt. Die feierliche Einweihung 
erfolgte am 2. November 1895.

Nach den Luftangriffen auf Frankfurt am Main im Jahr 1944
 wurde der Brunnen vom zerstörten Hühnermarkt entfernt. 
Von 1981 bis 2016 hatte er seinen Standort auf dem Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz 
hinter der Katharinenkirche. (Wikipedia)

I tell you, Texte, Texte, Texte.

Hallo RotWeinFraktion, ein Weinbar is auch geplant!

Und die U-Bahnhaltestelle ist direkt in der neuen Altstadt.

Eng, aber doch nicht sooo eng.

Schwere Last.

Frankfurter Drache?

Details, Details, Details.

Haus zur Goldenen Waage heisst das dekorativste Haus neben Dom.
Ehemalige Gewürzhandel.

Das Haus zur Goldenen Waage war ein im Kern mittelalterliches Fachwerkhaus 
in der Altstadt von Frankfurt am Main, das beim Luftangriff am 22. März 1944
zerstört wurde. Wegen seines hohen architektonischen und historischen Wertes 
war es eine der bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt. (Wikipedia)

Innenhof von Haus am Rebstock. Geschmacksache. 

Ihn kann man auch von Strassenbahn sehen.

Sehr interessante Details auch bei Fassaden.

Das schöne blaue Haus.

Auch eine Fassade.

Recht imposante Komposition, Formenwandlung von rund zum eckig.

Jetzt warten wir darauf, dass dass die Bewohner einziehen,
dass die Geschäfte und Lokale aufmachen, 
dass ein Paar Bänke, Mülleimer und Fahrradständer
hingestellt werden.
Und dass die restliche Baustellengeräte verschwinden.
Dass das Leben anfängt.

September ... Oktober ... November ...
Wir sind gespannt.

tiistai 26. kesäkuuta 2018

Scrabble for beginners

Let's practice some English!
Thanks Leigh for your joke mail,
this was really cool.

When you rearrange the letters:















maanantai 25. kesäkuuta 2018

Nature pics

Tim etc check what's happening in the garden.

A Vier Finken
B Fier Finken
C Vier Vinken

Eine Finke.

Harvesting time, lavender.

Almost too late!

Andy best shot of today's butterfly.

Have this apple tree in the pot.

Just awesome.

The tree next door is kind of getting big.

Today there were three guys cutting it, a bit.
One was climbing and cutting, the other one collecting
and the third one taking care of the rests. 

That is kind of a cool job.

Using a hand saw.

And he is quite high up.

Hanging and sawing.

Well ... I guess it must have been the neighbor in the third floor only
who paid for this job of cutting off four branches.

sunnuntai 24. kesäkuuta 2018


Finnisch für Anfänger:

JUHANNUS = Mittsommer / midsummer

Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, 

and more specifically the northern European celebrations that 

accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between 

June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. 

After midsummer most of the Finns have their summer holidays,
ond most of them spend their holidays in their summer cottages
in the middle of nowhere, in the forests, at the lakes.

This year the week before midsummer offered quite a lot of action
for Frankfurt Finns and Oderazzi as well.

On Monday there was the official inauguration of the exhibition
"Climate change in Lapland's nature".

This extraordinary exhibition has been created by
Dr. Stéphanie C. Lefrere, French scientiste,
who works since 20 years in Finnish Lapland.
Here surrounded by Finnish ladies:
Ritva, Päivi, Kirsi (back row) Raija and Ode in the front.

You still have s chance to visit the show until 29.6.2018.

Well, then on Tuesday the big night for Kate.
"Punainen piru ja musta enkeli"
Kaarina Grifft presented her very first criminal story.

So the author, journalist, PR person, therapist to be, mother, animal lover ...
Kaarina Griffiths arrived on time in Frankfurt.
Blonds have more fun!!!

Oderazzi in between visited the Dome in Frankfurt,
Afghan refugee women were shown the the story of the St. Bartholomew.
Here in the pic you can see how his skin was taken away,
yes, from the live body.

Some of Bartholomew's alleged skull was transferred to the Frankfurt Cathedral

Yes, I did learn something.
A church can only be named after a holy person 
as long as there is some kind of remain of that person in the building.
So in Frankfurt it is part of Bartholomew scull.
Not easy to make a photo of it, so sorry, by iPhone.

After the church visit I transported Kate, the author to the place of action.

The bar keeper, oh, sorry, the barista Sven,
who is working very hard in order to open his very first own coffee shop
in Sachsenhausen in August: Under Pressure Coffee.
Thank you that SISU-radio was able to organize the literature night
in this cool location.

The Finnish flag is the best sign ever for any Finnish happening.
And people came, it was a lovely gathering,
some reading, a lot of talking and of course, 
Finnish ice cream was served again!

3 kaverin jäätelö.
3freunde Eis.
Soon you can buy it in Germany,  look for those bright orange packages.

Next stop Berlin!
Yes, SISU girls Kirsi and Ode travelled to Berlin on Wednesday.
This view is from the terrace bar of our hotel Motel One.
Absolutely great, central location.

And walking distance to the Finnish Embassy,
where we celebrated midsummer.

This could, indeed, be a Miss Smiley pic, but no,
just taken in front of the Nordic Embassy area with
Hannele, our ultimate party girl from Hannover.

Here the Finnish girls from Berlin, Sofie and Essi.
Wearing self made flower garlands.

At this stage Kirsi did not know how very important person 
was sitting at the flower table.

The lady in red: Taina Huutonen is the follower of
Merja Sundström, the lady in blue, who took care of 
the press connections and cultural matter in the Embassy
the last five years.

The Embassy parties are always really nice.
The food mostly typical Finnish - so this is what I ate.

Blogger-René tried to feed me some fish!!!

Kirsi liked these shots!

This is the sauna. Yes.
And we did test it, was hot!

With VIHTA / VASTA, whatever, the birch whisk thing.

It was such a warm summer night, a night cap on the terrace
of our hotel was a must.

Next morning we needed some healing stuff from the pharmacy.
Some really bad insects had suck the blood from our feet the night before.
Those backflies do not stich, they bite.
And those bites itch like hell!

At home Kirsi tried to cool down her feet.

I was busy dealing with Kate's books.
Can you imagine, two parcels sent 8 days ago
first got lost and then arrived far too late.
Very, very bad service dear Finnish and German post.
Very bad. I just recommend not to send anything important
via postal services, prefer other methods.

On Friday I spent a cool afternoon in Uferkunst.
Pictured here Reinhold's newest piece.

On Saturday the party continues,
SISU-team as trio at the Finnkiosk midsummer celebrations.

The last midsummer in Louisa,
next year somewhere close to river Rhein.

In the evening the Renderer X Perience band was playing in Niederrad.
Until the game Germany versus Sweden started.
And then it got so cold that we had to ride our bikes back home.

Yes, it is a Finnish Carelian pie topped with
Frankfurt green sauce. And it matches pretty well!