Wordless Wednesday : The Pencil Writes in the Sky!

Messeturm, Frankfurt

Messeturm (Trade Fair Building, Frankfurt)

Silhouette – Travel with Intent

My photos for this challenge Silhouette are two very different ones.   The first is a stormy scene over Glengarriff in West Cork, judging by the dark clouds, the heavens were about to open, but we were safely indoors sipping a coffee and enjoying some home cooked food!

Garnish Island

Storm clouds over Garnish Island in Glengarriff

My second photo is the Hammering Man outside the exhibition centre in Frankfurt.   This sculpture is  a 21 metres tall moving man, and was installed in 1991 for the opening of the exhibition centre.

Frankfurt, Germany

The Hammering Man, Frankfurt Messe (Exhibition Centre)

Check out more silhouettes over at Debbie’s page

WPC : Shadow

The weekly photo challenge has moved from Fridays to Wednesdays, so here goes for this week’s Shadow.

These photos were taken at sunset in the town of Mainz in Germany, the tower with scaffolding is the main cathedral, which is about 1200 years old, and still standing!

Mainz, Germany

Sunset in Mainz, Germany

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 4 of 2017

Frankfurt, Germany

Sunrise in Frankfurt

This is the Ginnheim Tower in Frankfurt, early one winter’s morning, taken from my bedroom windown when I visited my daughter and her family in early December.   What a nice view to wake up to! This tower is officially known as the Europaturm, and is a communication tower in the Ginnheim area, and also known as the Ginnheim Asparagus!

Europaturm, Frankfurt

The Ginnheim Asparagus, and below is a close up of the rooftops and bare branches in the early morning.

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Linked to Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture

Wordless Wednesday: Cheeky Monkey

Town Hall, Frankfurt

Cheeky Jester

Norm’s Thursday Doors : January 12 2017

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral

These are the very impressive doors of the Romanesque Cathedral in Mainz, Germany.    This building is over 1000 years old, and was built around the year 990, in the 10th century.   It’s hard to cast my mind back that far, and hard to believe that this building is still standing and being used as a Cathedral, as originally intended.    The doors are very tall, made of bronze, and date back to the 11th century.

Mainz Cathedral

Here are some views of the outside of the Cathedral, there was some repair work and scaffolding going on when we visited, but it is a very large and interesting building, as you can see.

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral, Germany

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 2 of 2017

Mainz memorial

Mainz, Germany

This week again I have a little something from our trip to Mainz in Germany – the sculptors were very busy with this one that we came across in one of the main squares, while we kept warm with some Gluhwien  This sculpture is called the carnival sculpture, or The Tower of Fools

Another interesting sculpture we came across is this modern art piece in the Town Square, which my grandchildren enjoyed playing around.

 

Mainz, Germany

Modern art in Mainz, Germany

Linked to Tuesdays of Texture

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