An Ionian seaside town, Avola is a mix of old and new. The town focuses heavily on the sea, with its history as a tuna fishing port. Today, the remains of the Vecchia Tonnara at the wharf are a stone backdrop to the sandy beaches. Avola dates back to a pre-Greek people called the Sicani.…
That big and busy airport in Germany that is spottable even from 12,000 metres above! Brilliant and amazing.
However, my first time arriving there was by train and the second time I was flying.
I took the local newspapers like a local and started to renew my German.
On the River Main (a tributary of the Rhine), it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring cities.
I started with Frankfurt’s central business district the so called Bankviertel as this city is famous for banking.
And then continued to the shopping area. The most famous shopping street is called Zeil. It contains some weird statues as well..
Frankfurt was a city state, the Free City of Frankfurt, for nearly five centuries, and was one of the most important cities of the Holy Roman Empire, as a site of imperial coronations; it lost its sovereignty upon the collapse of the empire in 1806 and then permanently in 1866, when it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia. However, the great architecture style continued to grow:
Frankfurt is an alpha world city and a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. It is the site of many global and European corporate headquarters. I managed to enter the European Bank Headquarters and take the elevator to the 55th floor. This is what I got:
Did you know that Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – famous writer and poet was born in Frankfurt? Yes, the one that wrote Faust and The Sorrows of Young Werthe.
I took the photo of the writing on the Evangelistic church which says: Love your neighbour, he is just like you.
Römerberg is a public space located in the old city center dating since the 15th century. There is an old house which even survived the bombing from WWII and surves nowadays as the beer house.
This is the place of the oldest markets in the world. So much history screaming from here.
This setting is actually part of the old city called Altstadt.
Next to it is the Paulskirche – the church which was the place of first sitting of the German Parliament.