First Impressions are not Always Accurate

When we first arrived here in Frankfurt and took a taxi to our hotel, we weren’t sure what to expect of our stay here. First of all, living in Colorado, we are used to over 300 days of sunshine per year. When it rains, it is an afternoon thunderstorm, sometimes with hail, but then the sun comes back out. We didn’t see the sun for our first 48 hours in our new city. As we were flying in, we saw lovely little hamlets with old homes and gorgeous churches, but when we awoke from a night of sleep after a long day travelling, we were greeted with bleak buildings, an American style mall, and a large convention center just outside of our window.

View from Our Hotel Window

View from Our Hotel Window

The Mall at the End of our Street

The Mall at the End of our Street

Another View from the Front of the Hotel

Another View from the Front of the Hotel

View of the City

View of the City

Bridge across the Main River

Bridge across the Main River

We are now a week into our new adventure and have obviously found parts of Frankfurt to be charming, although busy, and with the old-world charm that we were hoping to find. Certainly it is a modern city and was badly damaged during the end of WWII, so it isn’t surprising that many of the historical buildings have been destroyed and replaced with modern buildings. In the end, what you get a juxtaposition between new and old, which is to be expected. There are some cities that have doggedly held on to the historical sections of the city and others where the sands of time have transformed them into an interesting blend of new and old.

Opera House

Opera House

There is a Wonderful French Bistro in this Building

There is a Wonderful French Bistro in this Building

Interesting Architecture

Interesting Architecture

Fountain at the Opera House

Fountain at the Opera House

Food, Wine, Music

Food, Wine, Music

Now that we have narrowed our search for an apartment and hope to have found one by end of day on Monday. This has given us the chance to see some of the different areas of Frankfurt and we have decided to get an apartment in the Innenstadt (Downtown) and within a few minutes walking distance to the Altstadt (Old Town). We love the idea of being able to have a short walk to all of the shopping, restaurants, and street cafes. We are still getting used to days without sun, but the warmth and friendliness of the people more than makes up for the somewhat dreary atmosphere.  Wish us luck on our apartment search and hopefully our next post will find us having found a place to call our home.

This will be Our Neighborhood

This will be Our Neighborhood

We Have Made Friends with the Bartenders Here

We Have Made Friends with the Bartenders Here

More Apfelwein 😀

More Apfelwein 😀

Wedding in the Town Square

Wedding in the Town Square

New and Old

New and Old

Cherubs

Cherubs

 

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13 Responses to First Impressions are not Always Accurate

  1. Bea dM says:

    Sounds like you’re doing fine! You get used to the grey sky. Paris is mostly like that, so is Milan ….

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  2. Looks pretty cool!

    And I never got used to the grey, rainy skies of Bilbao. The sol valenciano is doing wonders for me. I hope the sun makes some great appearances for you soon.

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  3. Marilyne says:

    The weather is definitely something to get use to. This time of year is not the best, but it feels like spring come much faster too. I love reading about your journey, please keep the stories coming.

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  4. Don’t let the weather affect your trip! Your pictures are still amazing! It seems that you are now enjoying it! Good you!
    Patrick and Cecile from http://www.travel4lifeblog.com

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  5. Don’t let the weather affecting your trip! Your pictures are still amazing! It seems that you are now enjoying it! Good on you! Keep up the great work on your blog! We really enjoyed reading it!

    Patrick and Cecile from http://www.travel4lifeblog.com

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  6. Glad you are settling in. When we return from our month n Finland with wall to wall sunshine we detest the cloudy skies of the UK but we soon get had to it !

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  7. Fingers crossed! Then you will enjoy the Christmas market soon.

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