The Old Gingerbread Bakery

Gingerbread being hand-made at Willi Baumann’s bakery in Reichelsheim-Beerfurth in the Odenwald region, some 70 kms (42 mls) south of Frankfurt, Dec. 1. The family business is one of oldest in the Odenwald and operates in the 11th generation, baking gingerbread as it did in 1785 without coloring, flavor enhancer or preservatives. Customers queue right in the bakehouse, buying ‘lebkuchen’ as it comes right out of the coal-heated oven.

Shoe fashion – Roman Style

Shoe fashion - Roman Style

A member of a group that re-enacts ancient Roman life wears replicas of legionaires’ boots and talks to friends holding shields at the Saalburg castellum near Bad Homburg, north of Frankfurt, Oct.16. The Saalburg was reconstructed about a hunderd years ago at the original site of a castellum on the limes that marked the ancient border between the Roman empire and the territory of the Germanic tribes.