Museum River Bank Festival
Every year on the last weekend in August, Frankfurt am Main holds its annual Museum River Bank Festival (Museumsuferfest), so called because it is a joint venture of the two dozen or so Frankfurt museums located on or near the Main River.
A new highlight at the 2004 festival was a free open air concert given on Sunday morning by the Frankfurt Opera orchestra conducted by Kapellmeister Roland Böer, featuring arias and a duet sung by members of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble.
The Museum Park on the south bank of the Main River was packed for the concert. The photo shows only a small part of the audience, since there was no way to get the entire audience in one picture without going up to the top floor of one of the museums.
The weather looked a bit unstable, but it held. The concert was a huge success.
For more photos and details, please have a look at my Museum River Bank Festival travelogue.
The christmas market is the one time you'll find the people of frankfurt being socialable during the winter. Here, Daniel orders a warm drink (Feuerzangerbowle)from one of the many stands set up in the center of town (between Hauptwache and Romer)
France beat holders Brazil
Quoting from http://cnn.com/worldcup
Saturday, July 1, 2006
FRANKFURT, Germany -- France rolled back the years by producing a vintage performance to reach the semifinals of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over holders Brazil...
Les Bleus, who stunned Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 final, will now play Portugal on Wednesday in Munich -- with the 2006 World Cup winners now guaranteed to come from Europe.
Five-times champions Brazil, who were hoping to reach the World Cup final for the fourth time in succession, looked nervous throughout a game of high quality.
France's win means the great Zidane, who was back to his brilliant best, has not played his last match yet...
"We fought closely together for a well-deserved victory. Now we'll try to win a place in the final. We don't want to stop now. This is so beautiful, we want it to carry on," added Zidane.
The 34-year-old maestro, who will retire after the finals, lived up to the occasion, as did the entire French team.
The finest bunch of players to wear French colours when they were world champions began the finals sluggishly but proved at Brazil's expense that they are still a formidable outfit...
The closest France came was in added time before the break when Patrick Vieira, beautifully set up by some Zidane wizardry, charged towards goal.
It took a late, dangerous tackle from Brazil defender Juan, who collected a yellow card for the offence, to stop the France midfielder...
France thrilled the crowd with fluent moves.. Coach Raymond Domenech praised his team. "It was extraordinary. Sometimes there aren't any words to describe what you're experiencing. I tackled with them, I shot with them. The old men are still around."
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said France had deserved their victory.
".. France played very well, they were more patient and their victory was a deserved one."
Inside CoBa's HQ: Sculptures
The lobby of the Commerzbank building at Kaizerplatz hosts also some sculptures by the american J.Seward Johnson, Jr.. The three life-sized (as you can see in the picture), entitled "Nice to see You", "Keeping Up" and "Second-Hand Information" (the one I'm also getting second-hand info), are positioned in the lobby as if they were part of the daily scene. By example, "Keeping Up" is a man cleaning the windows at the entrance to the lobby.
Champs Elysees in Frankfurt
Here you have all the main shops like LouisVuitton, Chanel, Tods, etc.
The comparison with the Champs Elysees is very much exaggerated but you get here the same sort of clothes. shoes, women's clothes, men's clothes a lot!