Employees of a disposal company use buckets to remove red mud from the fountain at Sprudelhof (‘fountain court’) in Bad Nauheim, north of Frankfurt, Apr. 6. About ten cubic metres ( 353,147 ft3) of the substance that accumulates over the course of a year due to the mineral-rich water has to be removed and disposed of every spring. Sprudelhof was built as a central spa complex in Jugendstil (art nouveau) style between 1905 and 1911.
Buildings are reflected by the shiny surface of a desk in an office building in Frankfurt, Dec. 7.
A worker leans over to talk to his colleagues who are cleaning the windows of one of Frankfurt highrise buidings, Feb.12.
Bridges become visible through the windows of a cafe on the banks of Main river (which is one of my favourite spots, by the way), Jan. 14, while the city’s skyline with its office buildings is reflected.
Eltz castle, a medieval castle situated in the hills near river Moselle, photographed on Nov. 16. It is one of the few castles that have never been destroyed. The owners are descendants of the same family that lived here in the 12th century.