Beautiful ‘DEUTSCHLAND’ – 1

Beautiful tree on the morning after Snow - Enchanting!

Beautiful tree on the morning after Snow – Enchanting!

Iron Bridge - Frankfurt

IRON BRIDGE – FRANKFURT
Over the years, it has become a worldwide custom by which loving couples attach a padlock – usually inscribed with their names or initials – onto bridge railings, fences or poles in the public area and then throw away the key, to ‘lock’ in their union and to symbolise their everlasting love for each other.

The Hauptwache

The Hauptwache
The Hauptwache is a central point of Frankfurt am Main and is one of the most famous plazas in the city. The original name Schillerplatz was superseded in the early 1900s.
The baroque building which gave the square its name was built in 1730. It was the headquarters of the city’sStadtwehr militia when Frankfurt was an independent city state and also contained a prison. In the 18th century Frankfurt still had city walls and its own army. In 1833 during the Frankfurter Wachensturm, the Hauptwache was stormed in failed effort by a small revolutionary force. When Prussia annexed the city in 1866 and took over military activities, the Hauptwache lost this role.
The prison remained and the Hauptwache also became a police station. In 1904, the building was used as acafé and remains one to this day. Heavily burned in World War II bombing, it was reopened in a provisional form with an altered roof in 1954. In 1967, with the building of the U-Bahn tunnel through the city, it was dismantled so it could be moved and rebuilt over the new underground U-Bahn station. The plaza has undergone another major renovation when the S-Bahn station for suburban trains was opened in 1978.

Central European Bank Frankfurt

The European Central Bank (ECB)
It is the sixth of the seven institutions of the European Union (EU) as listed in the Treaty on European Union (TEU). It is the central bank for the euro and administers the monetary policy of the 17 EU member states which constitute theEurozone, one of the largest currency areas in the world. It is thus one of the world’s most important central banks.
The bank is based in Frankfurt, the largest financial centre in the Eurozone (although not the largest in the European Union). Its location in the city is fixed by the Amsterdam Treaty along with other major institutions. In the city, the bank currently occupies Frankfurt’s Eurotower until its purpose-built headquarters are built.
The owners and shareholders of the European Central Bank are the central banks of the 27 member states of the EU. The ECB should not be confused with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the development bank owned by the EU member states.

 

The MAIN River

“The MAIN” River
The MAIN flows through the German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg (forming the border with Bavaria for some distance) and Hesse. Its basin competes with the Danube for water; as a result, many of its boundaries are identical with those of the European Watershed.
The Main begins near Kulmbach in Franconia at the joining of its two headstreams, the Red Main (Roter Main) and the White Main (Weißer Main). The Red Main rises in the Franconian Jura mountain range, 50 km (31 mi) in length, and runs through Creussen and Bayreuth. The White Main rises in the mountains of the Fichtelgebirge; it is 41 km (25 mi) long. In its upper and middle section it runs in valleys of the German Highlands. In its lower section it crosses the Lower Main Lowlands (Hanau-Seligenstadt Basin and northern Upper Rhine Plain) to Wiesbaden, where it discharges into the Rhine River. Major tributaries of the Main are the Regnitz, the Franconian Saale, the Tauber, and the Nidda.
The name derives from the Latin Moenus or Menus, and is not related to the name of the city Mainz (Latin: Moguntiacum).

Skyline of Frankfurt from IRON BRIDGE

Need words to describe this view…!!! Pls help..

IRON BRIDGE – Standing strong for all the years embracing two banks of the MAIN!

Another breathtaking view of the MAIN!

 

Awesome view

2 comments

  1. Arnab

    Loved the MAIN with the German Architecture in the background.

  2. Himanshu Nagpal

    Awesome pics. I loved the idea of padlocks. Eternal love.

    Cheers@!

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