The Old Opera House

Frankfurt’s Alte Oper (Old Opera House), built between 1873 and 1880, is seen from above on a gray and hazy day, Feb.12. In 1937, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana was performed here for the first time. The building was almost completely destroyed by allied bombs in 1944. In the 1970s it was slowly rebuilt and eventually reopened in 1981. Alte Oper is now a concert hall.


Onlookers stand on the Holbeinsteg, a pedestrian bridge over river Main to watch the fireworks that concluded the three-day ‘Museumsuferfest’ (Museum Embankment Festival) in Frankfurt, Aug.31. Some 2.6 million visitors flocked to the river banks for one of Germany’s most colorful open-air festivals.

Old African Sculpture

Old African Sculpture

A terracotta head that was created between 800 and 400 BC is exhibited in front of a Roman replica of a Greek sculpture (200 BC) at an exhibition of African Nok sculpture at the Liebieghaus museum in Frankfurt, Oct.29. When Egypt, Greece and Rome blossomed during the 2nd and 1st millenium BC the Nok culture (1500 to 0 BC) existed in West Africa in what is now Nigeria.