I just spent a few days in Frankfurt am Main, which is not the self-evident holiday destination, but a good friend of mine has moved there and as well I needed a change of air. I did work a bit whereever I could find Wifi, but also took some time to see the town and have a look in the house of its most famous son: Goethe. Wow. He's THE MAN. All German agree (and Goethe himself for sure doesn't disagree either!) Can someone find me a similar statue of a woman who is NOT an allegory for something abstract? : ) Well, I won't deny that he was a great genious and poet. And he was even a kind of rock star at the end of the 18th century. Das Leiden der jungen Werther even found its way into the pocket of Napoleon. Goethe - the founder of the first world wide youth movement. Interesting guy, but somehow everything about him is so heavy.
Yesterday my friend and I went down to the Rhine and saw Schoss Eberbach - where the interiors of the film The Name of the Rose were filmed. Nice place!
And at last some photos from downtown Frankfurt. The town of contrasts! Something like Manhattan mixed with a German small town. Interesting atmosphere!
PS: By the way, did you know that the fortune of the family of Goethe was made by his grandfather who worked with women's wear (and called himself Göthé)? Well, look at what the Goethestrasse in Frankfurt looks like:
...it's all Dior, Gauthier, Cartier and Louis Vuitton! The circle is closed. Dixi.